Chalk Stream Foods
Old Sainsbury Lane, Awbridge, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 0GD
Produce: Cold Smoked Chalk Stream Trout, Hot Smoked Chalk Stream Trout.
Drawn from sustainable farms……, these world famous spring-fed chalk streams with ‘gin clear’ water and constant water flows create havens for the Trout.
If you are looking for some of the tastiest, richest and leanest trout in the world then look no further than Hampshire’s Chalk Stream Rainbow Trout.
In the picturesque landscape of the Test Valley in west Hampshire, the Rivers Itchen and Test meander through ancient woodlands, tranquil water meadows and rolling chalk hills. These iconic chalk hills create the famous crystal clear chalk streams, which are very rare, not only to the UK but the whole world.
The Artisan Network recommend Chalk Stream Foods, because they source, prepare and deliver some of the finest, freshest rainbow trout from this unique and precious environment.
Childhood friends Hugo and Arthur joined forces to establish Chalk Stream Foods in 2013 following a discussion as to why Trout was not as popular as Salmon on the dinner plates of Great Britain. This led to a two-man campaign to instigating a tenacious trout revival! They are men on a mission, committed to getting this delicious, healthy and quintessentially British fish back onto plates in the UK.
All the farms are fed by the gin clear waters of the Test and Itchen. It is this water which is rated Class 1A (the highest rating achievable from the Environment Agency) that provides the perfect habitat for their trout to grow. The consistent flow of water through the farms (approximately 36 million gallons a day) mean their trout are constantly swimming and as a result are very lean.
These beautiful fish are then either hot or cold smoked on site, to your specifications.
2 Stars – Great Taste Awards – 2015, 2016
1 Star - Great Taste Awards – 2016