Lincolnshire Food

Lincolnshire, England’s second largest county (by area), is largely agricultural with a rich and fertile soil. It produces over 20% of all foodstuffs grown in the UK.

Food production and farming from the county is estimated to contribute over £1 billion pounds to the economy each year, so we definitely know our stuff when it comes to good food.

Facts about Lincolnshire Food

Did you know that:

  • Lincolnshire is the largest producer of wheat, cereals and potatoes in the UK
  • It is also the country’s largest poultry producer, and the fifth largest pig producer
  • Most people from outside of Lincolnshire have never even heard of Stuffed Chine!

Lincolnshire Food Festivals

With such a long and  illustrious agricultural background, it is no wonder that Lincolnshire Food is  some of the finest and freshest in the land.

Celebrating the wonderful and diverse nature of Lincolnshire Food, the county is home to several important food festivals throughout the year including: The Lincolnshire Sausage Festival held annually in October and the Lincolnshire Christmas Food & Gift Fair held at the Lincolnshire Showground each November.

Three Famous Lincolnshire Foods

Lincolnshire produces three of  Britain’s most iconic foods. The Lincolnshire Sausage, Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese  and Lincolnshire Plum Bread are often used in international food festivals to showcase the best of British produce:

The Famous Lincolnshire Sausage

The Lincolnshire Sausage

This celebrated pork sausage is one of the county’s most iconic food exports and is a staple ingredient of many Lincolnshire recipes.

Every year, the county celebrates this amazing banger with its own Sausage Festival, which takes places in the castle grounds.

Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese

Made by just one producer, Simon Jones of FW Read & Sons, based in in Alford, this delicious cheese is a firm favourite on dining tables across the county.

There is even a cheese society shop and cafe in Lincoln which serves up lots of recipes featuring this tasty ingredient.

Lincolnshire Plum Loaf

This succulent fruit loaf is best served with butter and a big slab of Lincolnshire Poacher Cheese.

Of course, it also goes well with jams, chutney and in bread pudding!

Lincolnshire Breweries

So, after all that food, you need something to wash it down with.

The county is also known for its great ales and beers, with a number of great breweries established up and down Lincolnshire.