The belly is the most prized part of the fish because of the high fat content which results in a melt-in-the-mouth texture.It is softer and more buttery and milder in flavour than loin.
Packed by hand because of its delicacy, only one and a half cans of Ventresca can made from each fish.
Only smaller 9kg to 15kg pole-caught fish are used, which are hand selected on a daily basis.
The fish are prepared the same day they are caught and if the catch that day is of not good enough quality, then they simply do not produce.The production is very fastidious; tunas are washed 4 times and put in special tuna ‘Jacuzzi’ to make sure the meat is perfectly clean.
The tuna must then remain in the can for one year to mature and soften.
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 prepare your order the day before arrival. 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 £20.00 in value. For any order lower in value than £20.00, our pricing is very simple, it costs £2.95 to get your order delivered to any address on the GB mainland*.
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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 classic gems such as Mrs Kirkham's Lancashire, a traditional cloth-bound territorial cheese, to Baron Bigod, a raw milk Brie-style cheese.