We hope to ensure that you enjoy the full range of Scotland’s broad culinary offerings, styles and settings during your tour with us, take a look at some highlights on offer while in Scotland – Quality Scottish Food on Tour.
Porridge, you’ll never be stuck for a hearty breakfast in Scotland, with porridge oats being one of our best-loved ingredients. Highly nutritious and a healthy way to start your day, porridge will give you the energy to achieve anything. It’s the simplest Scottish dish to prepare, made using oats with water or milk. You can top it with whatever you like – often people use sugar, honey or fruit – but for a traditional Scottish treat, try mixing in some double cream or a splash of whisky!
Haggis represents the best of Scottish cooking, using every part of the animal and adding lots of flavour and spices. Of course, it has so much tradition attached as well; across the world, people associate haggis with Scotland. It’s traditionally made from ‘sheep’s pluck’ – the finely chopped liver, heart and lungs – mixed with oatmeal, suet, herbs, spices and seasoning, packed into a natural casing (traditionally sheep intestines) and boiled or baked – this is a real treat, and good all year round.
Fresh Fish, the fish and seafood that Scotland’s waters have to offer are just sensational. There’s a variety of fresh fish to sample, including Atlantic Salmon, Trout and Pollock, not to mention an abundance of Mussels and Oysters.
Cullen Skink, This classic Scottish soup with smoked haddock, potatoes and leek should really be made with Finnan haddie, a cold-smoked haddock from Aberdeenshire. I have taken to this dish as the perfect warmer and reviver after a hard day on the river or up in the hills. This classic, comforting soup is a hug in a bowl.
Scottish game is distinctive and versatile, and grouse is a particularly treasured ingredient for its beautiful flavours. During its shooting season (usually from the beginning of August until the end of December), you can get plump birds straight from the Scottish moors. Each bird is normally enough to serve one person and they’re delicious roasted or stewed in casseroles.
We hope to give you the time and opportunity to delve into the whole Scottish experience – and food is a major part of this culture, so get ready to enjoy quality Scottish food on tour.