'Super Chutneys' - Award Winning Cumbrian Chutneys

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Three super chutneys hand picked by Cherrydidi from Cumbrian family business 'Claire's Handmade' have won numerous ‘Great Taste Awards’, ‘Best Overall Preserve in the North West’ and the “Lake District Life Food Heroes Award’.

Celebratory Christmas Chutney - AWARD WINNING - Bursting with festive fruits and spices - A truly festive chutney, packed with apricots, dates, prunes and Christmas spices.  Fantastic with a cheese board and cold cuts.

Fig & Apple Chutney with Dark Rum - AWARD WINNING - A heroically hedonistic experience! Originally made as bespoke chutney for a customer wanting something to accompany a cheese board, its popularity and immediate appeal made it a permanent fixture on our product list. The figs and dark rum add a luxurious touch. We enjoy this chutney with stinky cheeses – the more stinky the better. Winner of Great Taste Award One Star Gold 2008.

Old Fashioned Plum Chutney - AWARD WINNING - The classic English chutney, perfect with a cheese board. Bursting with plums, Bramley apples, spices and wonderful flavour! Dark and richly spiced. Simply fantastic with Stilton, crispy celery and a large glass of port. We enjoy this chutney with all cheeses, cold cuts and savoury pies. Almost all of the stones are removed – but the odd one may remain as they are very hard to spot! Winner of Great Taste Award Bronze 2004.

Presented in a jute gift bag which is reusable & biodegradable.

All jars are 200g


Celebratory Christmas Chutney - Ingredients: allergens in bold.  Onions, distilled malt vinegar (from barley), apricots (in rice flour)(sulphites) 5%, dates (in rice flour) 5%, prunes 5%, apples, sugar, raisins (in sunflower oil), demerara sugar, spices, salt, acidity regulator: citric acid. May contain fruit stones. 

Fig & Apple Chutney with Dark Rum - Ingredients: allergens in CAPITALS.  Onions, malt vinegar (from BARLEY), figs dried 10%, apples 10%, raisins (in sunflower oil), sugar, demerara sugar, dates dried (in rice flour), dark rum 3%, spices, salt, acidity regulator: citric acid.  MAY CONTAIN DATE STONES.

Old Fashioned Plum Chutney - Ingredients: allergens in bold.  Onions, distilled malt vinegar (from barley), plums 21%, sugar, dates dried (in rice flour), apples, raisins (in sunflower oil), demerara sugar, salt, spices, acidity regulator: citric acid.  May contain fruit stones. 

Claire’s Handmade began at home in 2003 with my mother’s treasured Aga jam pan, my grandmother’s plum chutney recipe, our Rayburn, some plums and a handful of glass jars. Our professional catering background gave us the knowledge to understand the various regulations, and Claire’s Handmade was born. 

We took our Old Fashioned Plum Chutney to a local farmers’ market and customers loved it. We were delighted and inspired by the comments made that day by all the people that tasted our chutney.

It soon became obvious that we couldn’t produce enough chutney from our kitchen at home and so we moved into dedicated purpose-built kitchen. The business, in the heart of the north Cumbrian countryside on the edge of the Lake District National Park, has continued to grow and we have gained many loyal preserve-loving friends.

Over the years, we have won numerous ‘Great Taste Awards’, ‘Best Overall Preserve in the North West’ and the “Lake District Life Food Heroes Award’.

We are proud to be a British business, a Cumbrian business, and most importantly a family business'.








Shipping and returns

You can collect between 1.30pm-3.30pm from Cherrydidi Keswick on Fridays and Cherrydidi Ambleside on Saturdays. Please call 017687 71170 to confirm your time slot so we can keep everyone safe.

Standard Delivery - £4.00
(5 working days)
UK orders will normally be received within 5 working days. Choose this option if you’re not in a hurry to receive your order and we’ll use the most efficient delivery method possible. (This method only covers up to £20 compensation for loss or damage) 

Special Delivery - guaranteed by 1pm (insured up to £500) - £11.00 (Next Working Day delivery on orders placed before midday)
Delivery next working day for orders placed before midday (Mon-Fri). This method covers up to £500 compensation for loss or damage (we strongly recommend selecting 'Special Delivery' for items worth over £50). 

International Tracked & Signed Delivery - Europe: £14.90 (covered up to £250)

International Tracked & Signed Delivery - Worldwide: £24.70 (covered up to £250)

International orders will normally be received within 7-14 working days, depending on the destination.


Thanks for continuing to buy British handmade ethical gifts & unique art from Cherrydidi. Finding that perfect gift for a Mum, Dad, brother, sister, your kids, girlfriend, boyfriend, special woman or man in your life, a special friend or even the home, can be a real challenge so we’re glad to have helped. We are a little like Not on the High Street and Etsy but the main difference is we have a real shop you can walk into as well as finding beautiful things online too!

Whether you visited our shop/gallery in Keswick, The Lake District (and met the famous Zak the Collie Dog) or have found us online, buying a gift or piece of art from us will in turn support these talented independent artists and creative businesses - we couldn't do it without you, so thank you for supporting us.

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