After 25 years in catering, Thomas Hanson started Hanson Fine Foods in 2006. He realised the leading chefs of Cornwall wanted to select and use local cheeses without spending too much time away from their kitchens. He conceived the idea of an ‘on wheels’ delicatessen service for the commercial market and this has now become a flourishing business. Private customers are also welcome.
Hanson Fine Foods specialises in selling Cornish cheese at wholesale prices. Dealing with the producers, Thomas is the direct link to the chef. He is the buyer, the salesman, the telesales operator as well as the deliveryman, so can provide a truly personal service.
A specially fitted refrigerated vehicle is taken to the kitchen door where the chef can taste, choose, select and order his exact requirements. Although 90% of the stock carried is Cornish, chefs have asked for other British and Continental cheeses to extend their cheeseboards.
Thomas is always on the look-out for Cornish produce that will complement his product list and already is a distributor for Deli Farm (salamis and cured pork). Cheese biscuits and a range of chutneys made in Cornwall are always available.