THE picturesque Peak District village of Tideswell is at the forefront of a food revolution.
Back in 2009, the community clinched a welcome grant to set up a new trademark called Taste Tideswell to help bolster the local food economy.
The scheme has been supported by residents and several Tideswell businesses, all keen to grow, make, cook and sell great branded local produce.
One of those committed firms, The Cherry Tree, is doing a commendable job in helping the village realise its culinary ambitions.
Walk into the charming independent family-owned food shop and you’ll be greeted with a warm welcome and an impressive menu catering for all your cravings.
Everything is homemade using quality locally-sourced produce – and your taste buds will know it.
It was lunchtime so I decided to have a lip-smacking chicken sandwich (£2.30) which was happily gobbled up in a flash.
The tender, tasty, mouth-watering chicken breast was the best bit about the brown bread butty – although it would have been nothing without the abundant rocket leaves, which had a very nice buttery flavour, and the scrumptious stuffing.
Up next was a perfectly-priced £1.10 sausage and apple roll and, once again, I was a happy customer.
The pastry was just a tiny bit hard but I wasn’t going to let this slight hitch get in the way of the wonderfully flavoursome blend of sweet and savoury.
The sausage was nice and tasty and perfectly accompanied by that added fruity kick, making it a pleasure to eat and very moreish.
I’d been walking round the quaint village for about half an hour before I came across the Cherry Tree and I was feeling pretty peckish but this simple sandwich and ravishing roll proved ever so effective and really filled my rumbling, hungry stomach.
Rating: Three stars