Food is very much at the centre of family life at the home of Paul and Hilary Blackford.
As well as offering a delicious Hot Relish and a Lemon Curd, the Blackfords produce a truly artisinal Limoncello in striking packaging which mimics the unmistakable Cotswold Flag.
Made in small batches, with Amalfi lemons and a grain spirit, Blackfords Limoncello has a cleaner sharper flavour than many. A lot of fresh lemon zest and spirit are married to sugar water to produce this lovely liqueur.
“Blackfords grew in my kitchen in a small village on the edge of the Cotswolds where I live, using the best ingredients I can find. My lemons come from Sicily: organic, unwaxed and handpicked by Giuseppe who sends them to us from his estate near Marsala in western Sicily to Gloucestershire. Our alcohol is the very best of British, from Essex. My Limoncello comes from a recipe I was given when my husband was working in Italy. It makes frequent appearances at the end of a good dinner and is always on friends’ wish lists for Christmas.”
Paul & Hilary Blackford