A Savoury Hot Cross Bun with a twist: A True Taste of Kent for Easter

A  Savoury Hot Cross Bun with a twist: A True Taste of Kent for Easter 🧀🍺

Following the announcement of our Easter Collection this year, we want to shine a spotlight on our exclusive Cheddar and Ale Hot Cross Buns! 

We’re very excited to have teamed up with two of Kent’s most renowned suppliers, Shepherd Neame and 

Cheesemakers of Canterbury to craft a unique, flavourful and savoury twist on the classic hot cross bun. These savoury buns showcase the finest ingredients Kent has to offer, bringing together the rich malty flavours of Shepherd Neame’s legendary Spitfire ale and the creamy, nutty goodness of Ashmore Farmhouse cheddar-style cheese.

Partnering with Shepherd Neame, Kent’s oldest brewery, means we can infuse our buns with the distinctive character of Spitfire ale, creating a truly unforgettable taste experience. But we didn’t stop there. To elevate our hot cross buns even further, we’ve added Ashmore Farmhouse cheese from Cheesemakers of Canterbury. Known for its creamy texture and subtle nutty undertones, Ashmore cheese brings a delicious savoury dimension to our buns, perfectly complementing the hearty flavours of the Spitfire ale. This collaboration reflects our commitment to supporting local businesses that share our values of quality and tradition.

“As a small artisan business, we are delighted to be collaborating with such iconic Kent suppliers,” says Jon, our founder and director. “Using locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible and partnering with local suppliers is something we strive to do, and we are delighted that our iconic brand, Spitfire, is helping this truly local collaboration fly high this Easter.”

Rose Davis, brands marketing manager at Shepherd Neame, commented saying “We’re thrilled to see our iconic brand, Spitfire, being used in such an innovative way. It’s fantastic to be part of this collaboration and support local businesses like Gilda Bakery.”

And Jane Bowyer, owner of Cheesemakers of Canterbury, sums it up perfectly: “My new favourite for a Sunday brunch, Ashmore and Shepherd Neame beer hot cross buns.”

These Savoury Hot Cross Buns are sure to be a hit, whether enjoyed as part of a leisurely brunch, an afternoon tea or as a moreish snack at any time of the day.

Join us in celebrating the best of Kent’s craftsmanship and flavours this Easter with our Savoury Hot Cross Buns! 



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