Cumberland sauce is a fruit-based condiment usually eaten on non-white meats such as venison, ham, and lamb. Created sometime in the late 19th century, the sauce is supposedly named after the Duke of Cumberland, although apparently the sauce was invented in German. Although the connection to the Duke is questionable, it is definitely ubiquitous in the Cumbria region of England and It is known as a quintessential British condiment - what they call a store cupboard essential.
Traditionally made with redcurrants, damson wine, oranges and lemons, a rich pungent pourable sauce traditionally served with ham and cold meats during the Holiday season; sort of an English cranberry sauce for non-turkey eaters. Great added to gravy to enrich any store cupboard essential.
About the Producers
The Hawkshead Relish Company is small, family-run artisan food business based in rural Cumbria, in England's Lake District. Although small, they have already taken home more than 30 "Great Taste Awards" for their relishes, pickles and preserves.
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