Blog: Ever wondered if your Cumberland Sausages really come from Cumbria?
The name ‘Cumberland Sausage’ is protected. This means that not just any old sausage can be called a Cumberland!
There are lots of different foods in Britain that have protected names. The list of registered names is on the government website and features different cheeses, creams, seafood, meats, poultry, fruits, vegetables and cereals. The list also contains different, beers, wines and ciders. This map shows a selection of protected names by location so you can see where British food really comes from.
As well as clear guidelines about the quality of meat that goes into Cumberland sausages, the list clearly stipulates that there must be proof that the meat comes from and is processed in the County of Cumbria.
So, in answer to your question, Yes, Cumberland sausages do definitely come from Cumbria!
For more information about protected names, visit the list!