Too Good To Go, the foodie app with a conscience designed to keep great food from going to waste, is launching the South West’s first ever Cornish Blue Cheese Week…

When news that hundreds of blocks of Cornish Blue Cheese from Launceston based dairy farm The Cornish Cheese Company, was set to go to waste due to the impact of Covid-19, Too Good To Go and a selection of talented South West chefs, gathered together to champion and showcase Cornish Blue Cheese on their menus.

From the 3rd August, some of the regions top chefs will be backing the campaign such as Michael Caines MBE, who will be introducing a complimentary cheese course as part of his menu at The Cove Restaurant in Maenporth near Falmouth and Lympstone Manor in Exmouth.

“I’m delighted to be supporting Too Good To Go’s Cornish Blue Cheese Week,” Michael explains. “Our local producers are the heartbeat of the South West food scene and it is important that we chefs continue to champion their delicious produce as much as we can.

I was devastated to hear the impact that Covid-19 had on the Cornish Cheese Company – a local producer I already work with – and am excited to showcase it’s Cornish Blue cheese on my menus in the coming week so that I can play a part in preventing it from going to waste.”

The Fig Tree @ 36 in Plymouth will also be taking part. Owner Tanya Marsland commented, “Cornish Blue Cheese has always been our go to blue cheese, so what better way than to celebrate it with a Cornish Blue Cheese week.”

For lucky customers dining at participating restaurants, after enjoying a taste of The Cornish Cheese Company’s award-winning Cornish Blue Cheese, a chance to purchase 1kg of the delicious dairy produce worth £16 for just £6 through the Too Good To Go app, which allows consumers to buy surplus food from restaurants, retailers and producers to stop it from going to waste. Simply download the free app and search for nearby businesses with unsold food. They then purchase a ‘Magic Bag’ to collect at an allotted time.