From Dorset with Love – Piccalilli

by Hot Juan on June 6, 2011 · 0 comments

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From Dorset With Love - Piccalilli

From Dorset With Love - Piccalilli

From Dorset With Love is a new business, set up by Chrissy and Karl, who while visiting a Pub (Don’t all business start that way) noticed the pub served a chutney make with a rival brewers ale, so with a few bottle of the local ale they set off to make their own.

They source all their ingredients as locally as possible using pick your owns and farmers markets

We noticed then at the Sherbourne Castle Country Fair, they had a late booking and so did not have the best position, but the products all tasted fresh and well made.

We selected to review their Piccalilli first, while we know this has no chilli in it, it was an exceptional good when tasted in one of the only cold wet day we had this May.

The Piccalilli comes in a square 240g jar, on opening there is that nice confidence pop that shows the Piccalilli was packed when nice and hot. The smell is to die for, mustard and vinegar with hints of onion and turmeric.

The jar is packed with chunks of veg that are cut nice and small, but have retained their shape so are easily identifiable, a nice big spoonful and this is almost as good as it smells, the veg still has a nice bite to it, show that it has not been over cooked and the brining stage has not been rushed.

They have used a old family recipe from Chrissy’s Mum and it is a great start, I would add a little more mustard to give it a bit more warmth, and of course a little chilli would be good..

Ingredients: Cauliflower, Carrot, Celery, Cucumber, Tomato, Onion, French Beans, Courgettes, Calabrese, Pepper, Sugar, Cider Vinegar, Flour, Mustard, Salt, Turmeric.

At £3.50 for a jar it is good value, I have enjoyed this so much I have almost finished half the jar while writing this. We tasted a few of their other Jams, Jellies and Chutneys at the stall, and they all showed a great attention to getting the flavour and consistency right. You can order on-line at, do try the Piccalilli and we also recommend the Strawberry and Balsamic Vinegar Jam and the Hot Bengal Chutney (Not yet hot enough, but very tasty).

They will be attending The Great Dorset Chilli Festival where they are bring some new hotter chilli products.


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