This week we're really looking forward to the Christmas Fair this Sunday. There are going to be market stalls, carols, Father Christmas a live band & lots of the shops will be open for business too including us!
We'll be giving away lots of tasty Christmas tasters so why not pop along & have a try! Delicious Christmas chutney, traditional ham, pate, cheeses & lots more!
Don't forget to pop along from 11am - 4pm on Sunday 1st Dec & start getting festive!

Ah so this week at the deli we are literally surrounded by chocolate for Christmas!! Unwrapping it all just smelt amazing! I have to admit that we did have a little try of a couple of boxes........ oh no I mean bars!  I love the Choc on Choc range little mini Reindeer & Christmas Puddings - perfect stocking fillers! Oh and the Chocolate Snowman bauble for the Christmas tree....filled with french truffles looks so pretty!  But most fun of all are the Choc Stars range....really good fun & totally different for pet lovers & film fans alike!

Well the deli looks like the Christmas Fairy has been in a big way!  It's all so exciting when the Christmas stock starts to arrive! We have some beautiful things here this year including Champagne Truffles, Chocolate Coated Ginger Bread, Medjool Dates, Honeyed Fig Chutney, & of course our fabulous handmade wicker hampers for you to fill up with goodies!
See our Gallery pages for a sneak peek at what's in store!

Save the Date! Sunday 1st December!

Christmas in Wotton is changing this year!  The Christmas Event is going to be a daytime Christmas Market!!
With the High Street closed, lots of shops open, market stalls, music, Christmas Carols & you can visit Father Christmas!!

We'll be doing lots of free tasters & giving away lots of yummy things so make sure that you come along!

So come along, bring the family & support your local High Street!

Wotton's Christmas Market!
Sunday 1st December 11-4pm

....pottery with these amazing new handcrafted ceramics made by the very talented Rupert Blamire.  They are truly beautiful.  All handmade & each one is unique! We are stocking Dressing Jugs, Garlic Pots, Small Oil Decanters, Large Tear Drop Oil Decanters & Olive dishes...they look stunning & come in a lovely little black box..making a perfect gift for Christmas or why not treat yourself!  Prices start from £15...pop into the shop to discover them today!

This week at the deli we are getting super excited about two things first is our up & coming 2nd birthday......wow two years since we opened our doors ......it's flown by & second is the wine tasting we are holding to celebrate!!
It promises to be a very special evening.....our friends at Averys Wine Merchants will be joining us to run the tasting. There are only 16 places so it will be super small but should be super fun! We're pairing wines against each other in an Old World v New World challenge ...but there's a twist as it's a blind tasting!  I usually love wines from the Old World so it'll be fun to see what I think when I don't know where the wine is from! I'm busy at the moment matching the grape varieties with the perfect food choices to bring out the very best in the wines! There are a couple of tickets left so if you'd like to come along see our Events page for more information!

.......more importantly the fabulous bounty of this year's harvest has arrived at Cicada....pumpkin, squash, apples, blackberries, wild mushrooms, truffles, chestnuts & much more...why not give this recipe a try? It makes a wonderful Autumn warmer & even better still you can buy all the ingredients you need from us.....serve with some chunky wholemeal bread & Cornish butter...fabulous!

Creamy Pumpkin Soup......


  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1kg pumpkins or squash (try kabocha), peeled, deseeded and chopped into chunks
  • 700ml vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 142ml pot double cream
  • 4 slices wholemeal seeded bread
  • handful pumpkin seed from a packet


  1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large saucepan, then gently cook 2 finely chopped onions for 5 mins, until soft but not coloured. Add 1kg peeled, deseeded and chopped pumpkin or squash to the pan, then carry on cooking for 8-10 mins, stirring occasionally until it starts to soften and turn golden.
  2. Pour 700ml vegetable stock into the pan, then season with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 mins until the squash is very soft. Pour the 142ml pot of double cream into the pan, bring back to the boil, then purée with a hand blender. For an extra-velvety consistency you can now push the soup through a fine sieve into another pan. The soup can now be frozen for up to 2 months.
  3. While the soup is cooking, slice the crusts from 4 slices of wholemeal seed bread, then cut the bread into small croutons. Heat the remaining 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan, then fry the bread until it starts to become crisp. Add a handful of pumpkin seeds to the pan, then cook for a few mins more until they are toasted. These can be made a day ahead and stored in an airtight container. Reheat the soup if needed, taste for seasoning, then serve scattered with croutons and seeds and drizzled with more olive oil, if you want!
What a lovely evening we had with Wotton Ladies Circle,,,...we held a relaxed walk around wine tasting for them at the deli this week.....including fizz on arrival & some yummy food from the deli & cheese counters.....a good evening was had by all! 
Big thanks to Paul from Averys for coming along & giving us his expert support!
If you're thinking of holding an event....why not get in touch? Maybe we can help?

This week we're very pleased to announce the launch of our new website!
We're delighted with it & hope you enjoy having a surf over the new pages & design! Don't forget you can now order from the site & ask us any questions direct!  Why not check out the "Team" pages to meet the new members of staff now working at the deli!

We've been nominated for the Farm Shop & Deli Awards!
Voting closes on the 4th Oct.....this Friday! So please please go to the link below to add your vote to help us get Wotton-under-Edge on the foodie map!!