We Brits love BBQs. No sooner has the sun come out than the BBQ’s out too – no matter how rusty – along with the comedy apron and extra-long cooking utensils.
The humble BBQ has come a long way in recent years, with celebrity chefs like Jamie Oliver and Heston Blumenthal sharing their own favourite recipes. Gone are the days of half-cooked sausages and frozen burgers – a good BBQ is more likely to have a wide range of food, from grilled steak and salads to our very own pork pies on the side.
If you’re hosting a summer BBQ this weekend, read on for our top Yorkshire-made BBQ picks:
Our Delicious Mini Pork Pies
These cute little pork pies have all the flavour you’d expect from their tender, well-seasoned filling, but they’re little enough to make a great side dish. With six to a pack there’s plenty to go around, and they’re ready to eat straight from the fridge. Perfect for a low-prep party.
All the Meat You’ll Ever Need
A BBQ isn’t a BBQ without some hearty meat, and we’ve found the perfect product in this Yorkshire BBQ Meat Box. All livestock are reared on farms at Cold Kirby or Thirsk so you can’t get much more local, and the box contains everything from chicken and beef to pork and lamb. Great for when you have lots of guests.
Mercer’s Yorkshire Chutney
With 12 flavours to choose from (plus a pickle too!), this Yorkshire chutney is a great accompaniment for your BBQ dishes. We really can’t decide which one is our favourite, but their Flame Grilled Pepper sounds perfect for a BBQ!
Excellent Local Cheeses
Throw out those orange cheese slices and impress your guests with some tasty local cheese. Wensleydale is a Yorkshire icon and comes in lots of blends including cranberries, apricots or ginger. For the perfect accompaniment to steak or burgers try Shepherd’s Purse blue cheese, produced in Thirsk since the 1980’s.
Nestled on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, you don’t get much more Yorkshire than Ampleforth. Monks at the nearby Ampleforth Abbey produce traditional cider with apples grown in their orchard. Crisp and refreshing, we can’t think of a better drink for a lovely summer’s day!