SMOKED GARLICLast year we launched our cold smoked garlic and we had a great response from customers. The question has been asked “how best to use it?” We were quite surprised how the smoking process really enhanced the flavour of the Oriental Purple and the Giant Russian in particular. We have always found the Russian very mild and don’t eat it much, but we are now hooked. It becomes a very versatile product – sliced into salads or used as normal. Cold smoking is quite a long process taking about 3 days or more. This involves keeping a good constant supply of smoke. The temperature in the smoke house must not get too hot and risk cooking the garlic, so a constant vigil is important. Because of the time factor and the long process involved we only operated the smoke house at the end of each month last season. This year we may have to smoke garlic every fortnight to meet the demand. The smoked garlic proved a real winner for gifts last season, with its gorgeous copper brown colour enhancing its appeal.
Rochford Organic Garlic makes its famous garlic strings from the most beautiful bulbs. The strings are made to order, thereby ensuring freshness. While the strings decorate any kitchen they are also practical. Just twist or cut off the bottom bulb for cooking and the remainder continues to look decorative in the kitchen. Some people just use the strings for decoration only. We usually make from 3 bulb to 19 bulb strings. Firm garlic bulbs with a tinge of purple Large juicy, easy to peel cloves Strong, aromatic, compelling flavour Keeps well - November to June Available mid Nov to May unless sold out.