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Escargots have made it to Somerset.  We’re excited that Somerset Escargots have joined us for the 2020 Exmoor Food Fest. Hopefully you’ll be able to taste them at a number of restaurants taking part in the festival. But you could also try cooking them at home!

Here is what they have to say about themselves:

We’re Somerset Escargot and our mission is to make the South West snail central!  Think great quality, free range escargot used in innovative recipes.

It’s a fantastic ingredient for our modern diet – high in protein, low in carbs and with a low carbon footprint compared to other meat sources.

Escargot has been a popular food source in many countries for centuries.  It’s thought it was introduced to Britain, via Somerset by the Romans.  It was certainly popular in the 1960s, this little video is about the Miners Arms in Priddy, where ‘Mendip Wallfish’ was a very popular dish – escargot poached in cider, as well as with the traditional garlic butter.

We’re farming our Helix Aspersa Muller and Helix Aspersa Maxima on our small holding in West Buckland and in the near future we will also be producing escargot caviar – think adult popping candy, with a salty, earthy flavour!

It’s been quite a journey as we’re building a breeding room and outdoor enclosure – you can follow our adventures here on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact us to purchase fresh, free range escargot – 07950 914328, lyn@somersetescargot.co.uk

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