Anchovies are only fished from April-May in the Cantabrian Sea when they are at their best.On the day they are caught they are cleaned and the heads removed and every anchovy is filleted by hand, prior to placing into barrels with salt for a minimum of 6 months. They are then hand-packed into jars with olive oil. The finished texture is fine and succulent, not dry and leathery like cheaper anchovies.
The jars must be kept refrigerated at all times to maintain the quality of the fish.
We have been importing Serrats from Vizcaya, Spain for some time to sell in our own shop in Bath and have always been so impressed with their quality and consistency. Theirs is a truly artisan business that respects and upholds traditional fishing methods and is dedicated to the produce of their coast and region.
Others may have a more well-known name, but this small fifth generation family business established in 1890 is the real McCoy.
While Serrats methods are traditional, their facilities are modern. They start with exceptional raw materials from the Bay of Biscay: the finest White (bonito) Tuna, Anchovies and Sardines.Serrats prepare their fish daily without additives or preservative and then preserve only in olive oil.
Throughout our history, we have sought, cared for and loved hand-made cheese. Search from over 600 delicatessens, farm shops and so on throughout the UK, and in over 30 countries (from Austria to Australia).
Because our products are perishable, we take great care in delivering your order. We will hand pack and deliver the next day, we must have an alternative delivery instruction for any private address, such as "leave in porch/on step/with a neighbour". This is particularly important if you are sending a surprise gift.
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Delivery is FREE for all orders over £50.00 in value. For any order lower in value than £50.00, our pricing is very simple, it costs £6.99 to get your order delivered to any address on the GB mainland*.
* Excluding Highlands & Islands (A Delivery Surcharge may apply).
The Fine Cheese Co. is a maturer, wholesaler, retailer and exporter of artisan British cheeses. We are based in historic Bath, founded by the Romans and famous for its beautiful Georgian architecture - alongside Venice the only World Heritage city in Europe.
We have been cheese specialists for twenty years, and from the start we have nurtured and supported the cream of British cheese-makers. We stock over a hundred hand-made British cheeses: from rediscovered gems such as Devon Oke, a hard but creamy cows’ milk cheese made to the original seventeenth century recipe, to Lord of the Hundreds, an unpasteurised mature sheep’s milk cheese made in the style of an Italian Pecorino.Read more about us >