In season from October to December, Fenland celery is Victorian winter celery produced using traditional celery growing methods in the rich peaty soil of the Cambridgeshire Fens. Immersing most of the celery in the rich Fenland soil as it grows gives Fenland celery a unique ‘nutty-sweet’ flavour and a less stringy texture, whilst still delivering a crisp crunch. The growing method also blanches the celery giving the sticks a paler colour which is why Fenland celery has become known as ‘white’ celery.

Fenland celery is the first vegetable to earn the Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status as part of the European Protected Food Names Scheme.

Cooking with Fenland Celery

Full of flavour

Immersing most of the celery in the rich Fenland soil as it grows gives Fenland celery a unique ‘nutty-sweet’ flavour and a less stringy texture, whilst still delivering a crisp crunch. The growing method also blanches the celery giving the sticks a paler colour which is why Fenland celery has become known as ‘white’ celery.

Fenland celery recipes

Winter white Fenland celery is not only a healthy snack but also a great cooking ingredient – the stalks can be boiled, steamed, braised, baked or cooked in the microwave to make a deliciously refreshing side dish and are also a great base flavour for casseroles, while the leaves are ideal for seasoning soups and stews. However, our collection of winter warmer recipes is designed to show that this heritage variety can also be the ‘star of the show’.

Fenland Celery serving suggestions

Fenland Celery antipasti spread:

Serve up lots of Fenland celery with a variety of dips including hummus, sundried tomatoes, olives, Italian cured meats, marinated anchovies and crusty bread

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Traditional winter cheeseboard with Fenland celery

Enhance the nutty full flavour of Fenland celery with some cheese, such as Caerphilly, Red Leicester and goats’ cheese 

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More recipes:

Winter Stew

Pheasant

Baked Camembert

Chowder 

Braised celery

Soup

Celery Tarte Tatin

To find out more: www.fenlandcelery.co.uk


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