All our products are developed and made by hand in Shetland, to our award-winning recipes. We're not in a rush to develop the biggest range in the world - what we want to do is bring you amazing taste with each product we sell. High quality products, produced by hand in an amazing location by local people, is what we are all about.
Shetland is the home of great-tasting food. Much of it is made in small batches by food producers who live in some of Shetland's most remote corners. So we scour the length and breadth of Shetland (by plane, boat and automobile!) to find our favourite taste sensations.
We're passionate about our islands' heritage. Shetland was owned by Scandinavia until the 15th century – a link that is still evident today. So we have taken inspiration from our unique Scandinavian culture in the creation of our brand, and each of our products takes its name from Shetland words or place names.
Muckle Flugga Piccalilli
Is named after a dramatic rock at the far north of Shetland where, in 1854, Thomas and David Stevenson battled some of the most ferocious waves in the UK to build Britain’s most northerly lighthouse. Thomas Stevenson brought his 19-year-old son Robert Louis Stevenson there in 1869. To this day Muckle Flugga remains one of the most stunning sights in Britain – the UK’s most northerly point after the neighbouring rock, Out Stack. Next stop directly north is the Arctic.
Our zingy Piccalilli is packed full of vegetables and spices, and with more crunch than your average piccalilli, Muckle Flugga packs a tasty, tangy punch. It’s delicious with hard cheese, raised pies or cold meat.
Valhalla Ale Chutney
In Norse mythology, Valhalla was the enormous and majestic Great Hall of Odin. Thatched with golden shields and guarded by wolves and eagles, Valhalla was where the bravest warriors who had died in battle lived forever. Valhalla is also the name of the UK’s most northerly brewery, situated on Unst, Shetland’s northernmost island, whose craft beer forms an essential ingredient in our chutney.
Our Award-Winning Chutney is made with Real ale from Shetland’s Valhalla Brewer. It’s hearty and packed full of taste. Spices, Apples, and vegetables combine with dates and dark sugar to make a perfect pairing with a farmhouse Cheddar.
Taing Onion Marmalade
Taing, the name of our sweet, sticky onion marmalade, is also the name of the small grass covered tidal island on the beautiful beach at Norwick on the north east coast of Unst. Although this little island seems unremarkable, it’s of great interest to geologists. Eastern Unst is an ophiolite - where a section of the earth's crust from beneath the ocean collided with an ancient continent 420 million years ago. At Norwick beach next to the Taing is a shallow trench and you can see where the ophiolite and continent meet.
Sweet, caramelised onions, slow cooked with balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, are the star of the show in this sticky savoury jam. It makes a fabulous accompaniment to sausages, meats and cheeses. Add a dollop to gravy or casseroles to add a great depth of flavour.
Kishie Carrot & Cardamom Relish
Kishie is named after the handmade basket which Shetlanders used for hundreds of years to carry peat home on their backs.
We infuse crispy carrot and turnip with ginger, orange and cardamom to make this lovely sticky relish.
Many people are known to eat it straight from the jar! Some have bought it as a fresh, sweet accompaniment to their Christmas ham and the milder cheeses on the cheeseboard this Christmas. Others have it with poppadums and a curry. Others love it with mackerel, tuna, and salad or mixed through with home-made coleslaw. It's one of our most popular and versatile products.
Spiggie Courgette Relish
Spiggie is an area located on the southern peninsula of Mainland Shetland. It has a beautiful loch which is a designated Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) for wildlife conservation.
The loch attracts large number of whooper swans, artic turns, great skuas, tufted ducks and mallards and a variety of waders.
This tangy relish, crammed full of courgettes, sweet peppers and onions, has a peppery sweetness which adds a tasty punch to a wide range of food. It makes a terrific accompaniment to sandwiches, sausages, cheese and cold meats – and we particularly love it on burgers.