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Reflecting on the Guildford Cheese and Chilli Festival today with mixed feelings.
Sales were down, though the crowds were up.
Saturday was the killer. The Pepper Jar pitch wasn’t well situated at all. We were on the outer perimeter of a bend which naturally took visitors away from our stall. This was made worse because punters also had the chance to take a short cut to the entertainment area before they even reached us, which meant they had no reason to walk anywhere near our stall.
So saturday was a hard sell, I felt a bit like one of those reps in Benidorm trying to coax punters into their bar from the streets with the promise of 4 free shots!!
However… credit to the organisers who listened to our concerns and addressed them effectively for Sunday.
Thanks to a makeshift fence and a strategically placed giant inflatable Cheese and we were driving the crowds nearer to our stall once more.
Other positives included watching the UK Chilli Queen extend her unbeaten run to 63 not out, against USA’s finest, Johnny Scoville.
And I was delighted to have my wife with me all weekend too, for company and some pretty neat sales and marketing ideas.
No medals this time, but there were way more top quality rivals and I’m just thankful to have been stood amongst them.
The small matter of The Game Fair comes next, then on to Cheltenham….
Monday mornings following a festival are typically a struggle. De-camping the weekends’ car-load of boxes, gazebos, signage and stock is a laborious necessity. Except for today. For today, I still have a massive spring in my step following the Swindon Cheese and Chilli Festival.
The weather was perfect, the crowds turned out in their thousands – and they were a real decent bunch – interested in the products, knowledgable, engaging and there for a good time!
If that wasn’t enough reason for my upbeat Monday morning, sales were up too. 👍🏻
Furthermore, my fellow traders were all on good form too, we had lots of laughs and superb comradery which gets stronger each event. Name dropping Chilli Olly & Chilli Pepper Perrett, Sico, and the Smoking Crow Guys here.
So, all in all a glorious event. Oh wait, there was one other thing…
My first ever 1st place GOLD MEDAL 😊🥇 which was awarded to my amazing ‘Garlic Fire’ in the mild category. (I also got a 3rd place bronze medal for Smokin’ Fire in the medium section).
I’m overjoyed, beyond delighted. Not least of all, because these are voted for by the visiting public in the tasting tent, but also because there are so many awesome products in each category, created by some of the biggest names and most talented Chilli chefs in the country.
And here’s me, little Pepper Jar Creations, setting the festivals on Fire.
Thank you Swindon from the bottom of my heart 🌶
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Pepper Jar had a good day’s trading at the Higham Ferrers Charter Celebration Day Market.
It was the hottest day of the year so far, but the crowds still came out to taste and buy the delicious range of Pepper Jar hot sauces.
It was good to meet the Mayor and to see the locals dressed up in medieval costume as part of the celebrations.
While the children were choosing their favourite ice creams, the grown ups were deciding which Pepper Jar Chilli Sauce was their favourite, and with the full range on offer there was something to suit all tastes.
We return to Higham next month, but until then it’s full focus on the Cheese and Chilli Festivals – starting again this weekend in Swindon.
Hope to see you soon and keep looking at social media (click on the icons at the top of this page) and the Pepper Jar Creations website for offers, competitions and to purchase your favourite chilli sauces. 🌶
Another Cheese and Chilli Festival is over, and again Pepper Jar Creations came away with some awards. After the taste test by people attending the festival, both Garlic Fire Sauce and Smokin Fire won silver medals in their categories. Thanks to everyone who voted.
The weather was good to us and it was good to chat with the people of Maidenhead. The next Cheese and Chilli Festival will be in Swindon on the 6th & 7th July, click on the link to get your tickets prior to attending. If you are not local to Swindon, remember you can order your sauces online.
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Blend all biscuits together in a mixer to make a fine crumble. (You could also put the biscuits into a bag and crush with a rolling pin if you don’t have a mixer). Place crumbs into a large bowl and add melted butter. Press crumb mixture firmly into a loose-bottomed tin (23cm) lined with greaseproof parchment. Leave to chill in fridge for at least an hour.
In a large bowl, put the cream cheese, vanilla essence and icing sugar and mix with an electric whisk until smooth. Introduce the double cream and beat until the mixture is combined fully.
Toast the Almonds until they start to darken.
Once the base has fully chilled, sprinkle some of the almonds onto the base, and drizzle some Cherry Indulgence across the base. Carefully spoon the cream mixture on top, smooth over and try to avoid air bubbles. Cover tin with clingfilm and leave to chill in the fridge over night.
When the cheesecake has set, carefully remove from tin and transfer to a serving plate, sprinkle the remaining almonds across the top and serve with a generous drizzle of Cherry Indulgence.
In a large mixing bowl, beat 2 eggs and add flour, milk and salt. Mix well, then add half the cheese, chilli powder, jalapenos, and sweetcorn. Mix in the remaining cheese just before cooking. Heat shallow pan of oil – I use a garlic infused light olive oil, but any mild oil such as sunflower oil, grapeseed oil or similar will do fine. Spoon a large dollop of the fritter mixture into the hot oil and flatten with the back of the spoon. Cook for 2-3 mins each side until golden brown and just becoming deliciously crispy.
Drain on absorbent paper, and place fritter on top of a generous spoonful of Sweet Fire.