We are thrilled to announce that Thyme Deli has been named ‘Sustainable Retail Outlet of the Year’ by the Rarebreed Survival Trust Scotland. Presented at the Royal Highland Show, the award recognises Thyme Deli’s offering of produce from rare-breed, sustainably farmed livestock, our promotion of sustainable, locally-sourced produce, and our support for local suppliers. As regular visitors will know, the Deli adjoins Thyme Bistro and is situated on Errichel Farm, which was recently declared Scotland’s Number 1 Food Tourism location at the high-profile Scottish Thistle Awards.
In addition to Thyme Deli’s own range of chutneys, pickles and preserves created by Paul Newman, we also showcase rare and native-breed produce, reared in small herds on our pastures. These include Shetland Cows, Large Black Pigs, and Shetland Sheep, used in Paul’s own ready meals. Eggs from our free-roaming ‘Scots Dumpy’ hens are sold when available, we also have a range of food items and gifts from suppliers all over Scotland and further afield.
We are proud to have the biggest selection of Cheese, Charcuterie and Mezze available in the local region, and we now also offer Scottish Cheese and Scottish Charcuterie Tastings – with participants introduced to some of Scotland’s most-awarded cheese and charcuterie, paired with Deli accompaniments, along with tastings of Wine or Craft Beer if desired.
When we launched the Deli in the pandemic year of 2020, it soon became the only part of Errichel’s business still allowed to welcome customers. We have since seen gradual growth, and the product range has widened, with the most recent launch being ‘bake at home’ Deli pizzas, with hand-stretched bases topped with Scottish artisan cheeses alongside mezze favourites.
Upon receiving the award, Paul had this to say: ‘We’re blown away to have won this award for Thyme Deli. We dreamed of opening a Deli and Farmshop for a long time, and when we finally did it, it was non-negotiable that we showcase the importance of sustainably farmed heritage breeds, and support other local suppliers by offering their products at a fair price. Huge thanks to the Trust, our great team, and of course our customers for continuing to support and enjoy what we do’
To see what all the fuss is about, come for a browse at Thyme Deli soon. We look forward to welcoming you.