This year's Royal Highland Show will welcome an impressive line-up of chefs and host an exceptional range of food and drink from the very best producers in Scotland and beyond.

Scotland's Larder Live! The Show's very own food & drink festival – is designed to inspire culinary delights and introduce showgoers to the latest and best food and drink from artisan producers and major household brands.

The event attracts many renowned and award-winning chefs, and this year includes:

Tom Lewis, Mhor, Winner of Regional Ambassador for the Central, Fife and Tayside region 2017

Neil Forbes, Café St Honoré. Chef of the Year at the Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards 2014 & Scotland's first Soil Association Organic Restaurant Award.

Paul Newman, Errichel House and Cottages, Thyme at Errichel Restaurant, Aberfeldy, Winner of Food & Drink Awards 2018

David Haetzman, Chef Proprietor, Firebrick Brasserie, Lauder, Winner Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Catering in Scotland Excellence Awards 2017

Chris Rowley, Ballintaggart Farm, Thistle Award Most Hospitable B&B 2017, Central, Fife and Tayside

Wendy Barrie, Founder & Director award-winning Scottish Food Guide & Scottish Cheese Trail

Back by popular demand, the Tasting and Talk Theatre will give visitors the chance to hear from producers about why and how they produce their food, have the chance to taste it and ask questions about the farm to fork journey.

New exhibitors to the event for 2018 include Good Life Farming from Perthshire who produce welfare friendly rose veal, rare breed pork and Shetland lamb and Three Sisters Bake, from Stirling and Renfrewshire, who will bring a tasty selection of cakes and tray bakes.

After a break for a few years, we welcome back award-winning company Loch Fyne Oysters from Argyll and Bute, and Scotia Spice, who will show visitors how to create authentic Punjabi food from scratch.

Rora Dairy will return for their second Royal Highland Show, showcasing their Simple Pure Scottish yogurt from non-homogenised milk produced at their dairy farm in Aberdeenshire, blended with local fruits and honey.

Royal Highland Show regulars including Mrs Tilly's Confectionary, Mackies of Scotland, Grahams The Family Dairy, Walkers Shortbread and one of the longest attending food companies, Stahly Quality Foods, who return for their 27th year with their delicious black pudding, bacon and haggis rolls.

As a nation of cheese lovers, the Cheese Tasting Pop-up will give visitors an opportunity to taste a range of delicious artisan cheeses from across Scotland and explain about the Scottish Cheese Trail.

Tasty hot and cold food will also be available from Food-to-Go vendors across the 110-acre showground. From venison burgers to wood fired pizzas these caterers will all be adhering to the Royal Highland Show's highly respected Food Charter which states, among other commitments, that, where possible, only ingredients that have been locally produced and ethically sourced should be served at the event. This ensures quality is high and Scottish farmers and growers are supported.

Commenting on the popularity of food and drink at the Show, Show Manager, David Jackson, said: "We have nurtured the food and drink offering at the Royal Highland Show in recent years and it is satisfying to see such a high standard and variety of food innovations year on year.  It has become a firm fixture for visitors and illustrates the growing interest in food and how it is produced. Scotland's Larder Live! Brings together consumers with the actual food producers and both gain for the chance to interact and learn from each other. The Royal Highland Show is such a unique platform for the food industry to meet their customers and for consumer to understand the passion that goes into creating great tasting food and drink."

Supported by Royal Bank of Scotland, the 178th Royal Highland Show will take place at the Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, Edinburgh, on 21-24 June 2018.

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