Top South West chefs join forces with Too Good To Go to save Cornish Blue Cheese

8 days ago

30 July 2020 - Food app with a conscience, Too Good To Go, has joined forces with acclaimed chefs in the South West of England to prevent hundreds of blocks of Cornish Blue Cheese from going to waste this month.

To champion the award-winning Cornish Blue Cheese produced by local Cornish dairy the Cornish Cheese Company, Too Good To Go is launching the first ever Cornish Blue Cheese Week in the South West.

From the 3 August, some of the regions’ top chefs will showcase the Cornish Blue Cheese on their menus. Chefs backing the campaign include Michael Caines MBE who will introduce a complimentary cheese course as part of his menu at The Cove Restaurant in Meanporth and Lympstone Manor in Exmouth.

Speaking of his support for Too Good To Go’s Cornish Blue Cheese Week, Michael Caines said: “I’m delighted to be supporting Too Good To Go’s Cornish Blue Cheese Week. Our local producers are the heart-beat of the South West food scene and it is important that we chefs continue to champion their delicious produce as much as we can. I was devastated to hear the impact that Covid-19 had on the Cornish Cheese Company - a local producer I already work with - and am excited to showcase it’s Cornish Blue Cheese on my menus in the coming week so that I can play a part in preventing it from going to waste.”

The Fig Tree @ 36 in Plymouth will also be taking part. Owner Tanya Marsland said: “Cornish Blue Cheese has always been our go to blue cheese, so what better way than to celebrate it with Cornish Blue Cheese week. Shouting out about local is what we pride ourselves in, we are excited to be able to get involved.”

After having a taste of the cheese, each participating restaurant will provide dining customers with direct links to purchase 1kg of Cornish Blue Cheese worth £16 for just £6 through the Too Good To Go app.

Jamie Crummie, co-founder of Too Good To Go, said: “When we heard that the Cornish Cheese Company were facing having to throw away hundreds of portions of their award-winning cheese, we knew that there was something we could do to help. We’re thrilled to have the support of some of the South West’s most acclaimed chefs and are looking forward to kicking off Cornish Blue Cheese Week next week.”

Too Good To Go lets consumers buy surplus food from restaurants, retailers and producers to stop it from going to waste. Consumers simply download the free Too Good To Go app and search for nearby businesses with unsold food. They then purchase a ‘Magic Bag’, collect it at an allotted time and enjoy it.

For more information on Too Good To Go visit www.toogoodtogo.co.uk.

ENDS

Notes to editor: Images can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1KEL0ZgOVSGDisTxYaVEIS7UxxRjzKjhO?usp=sharing

ABOUT TOO GOOD TO GO

Too Good To Go has a simple mission: to make sure all food gets eaten, not wasted.

In 2016, a group of entrepreneurs witnessed restaurant staff throwing away fresh food. The food’s only problem? It hadn’t sold in time, and no one was around to take it off the restaurant’s hands. The group pioneered a seamless solution: an app that lists businesses’ unsold food so local diners can find, buy and enjoy it.

Now, thousands of Magic Bags are rescued from businesses such as supermarkets, restaurants, and bakeries every day. The success of the app powers Too Good To Go’s wider efforts to drive a food waste movement, working with schools, industries and governments to build a planet-friendly food system.

Too Good To Go by numbers:

14 countries

40.7 million meals saved globally

22.6 million app installs globally

48,000 partner stores globally

2020 became a registered B-Corp

Find out more at www.toogoodtogo.co.uk, or visit us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  

PR Contact:

Belinda Hallworth - PR Manager

[email protected]

07519993364