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To celebrate Traditional Cumberland Sausage Day, the catering team from the Tea Room at the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Bowness-on-Windermere, reached a significant milestone – serving up equivalent of 19km of the local speciality sausage to visitors to the Attraction since opening in 1991.
To mark the event Peter Rabbit made a special guest appearance to help staff serve the final few portions of this local delicacy to a party of international visitors from Osaka, Japan, who were looking forward to sampling this local dish, as part of a traditional Cumbrian lunch served during their visit to the Attraction.
If all the sausage served over the last 19 years at the Attraction were unravelled it would stretch from Bowness, over Kirkstone Pass, to Brother’s Water, near Patterdale.
Traditional Cumberland Sausage Day is part of a national food celebration day, which supports recent campaigning to keep the Cumberland sausage made in Cumbria.
The idea is to give this regional sausage the same localised authenticity as Champagne; by giving it a British Protected Designation of Origin Classification under European Union rules, meaning that butchers producing sausage outside Cumbria and can’t use the name.
John Youdell the Attraction’s catering manager said: ‘’The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction is proud to support Traditional Cumberland Sausage Day; we believe it is important to support our food heritage.
“The Attraction fully supports local businesses, by sourcing fresh produce from local suppliers, giving visitors a unique taste of Cumbria’s finest offerings including; delicious homemade sausages, locally reared beef and locally smoked salmon.
“We take pride in ensuring that all the produce we use is as fresh as possible and of the highest quality.’’