Hillside Oat & Seed
Devised by Hillside's Jay Allan, these biscuits are cut into a range of shapes and sizes which gives them a ‘homemade’ look. He says: "The combination of poppy, pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seed along with the oatmeal gives them extra snap and crunch, I wanted a bit of sweetness but not as much as a digestive biscuit. Each batch is hand rolled in small batches and everyone looks forward to hoovering up the crumbs that are left in the tray! They are rolled very thinly and are beautifully delicate".
The story of Hillside Speciality Foods began when Devon Chef Jay Allan created a range of fruit pastes for a local cheese supplier. They were looking for a local fruit complement to serve as an alternative to the imported Spanish Dulce de membrillo (quince fruit cheese). Drawing on his fifteen years of experience as a Chef, and with reference to the long tradition of British fruit cheese making, Jay developed a range of fruit pastes to meet this
need. Jay teamed up with brother Will and Hillside Speciality Foods was created.
New ideas were added along the way, including relishes, pickles, chutneys and savoury biscuits. They now specialise in producing this range of complementary products which are terrific for the cheeseboard. Jay and Will are based in Exeter.