What you'll do
A tour of the uniquely designed smokehouse which is inspired to look like a traditional Scottish building called a cleit. A peat roof and stone walled buildings from the bygone years. (Search on google St. Kilda and Cleit). Learn how the local alder wood is prepared by hand using an axe and used to fire the smokehouse and to create the smoke. I will talk about the various techniques of hot and cold smoking, wet and dry curing. Smell the secret 6 spice mix blend used in the current recipe to cure the salmon. Can you guess any of the spices? Finally the best bit tasting, Sample 4 different canapes of hot smoked salmon. A twist on a Cullen Skink, Smoked salmon mousse on beetroot and blini, two additional tasting spoons. Topics covered Isle of Skye, the only commercial smokehouse Wild salmon vs farmed salmon Wood selection, why alder? Dry and wet curing Kitchen equipment Smokehouse design, cleits Smoking process, temperatures ect My products can be bought locally at: Isle of Skye Baking Company (Portree) The Top Shop ( Broadford) An Crubh ( Sleat) Beths Deli ( Balmacara) Fishermans Kitchen (Klye) Also after the tour at a 20% discount.
4 Canapes of hot smoked produce.
Tea & coffee or soft drink.
The award-winning, Isle of Skye Smokehouse was launched in 2017 by John Corfield who’s passion and dedication for excellence was forged from his time working as a Chef at the Ritz Hotel and Gordon Ramsay’s 3 Michelin Star Restaurant in London. With 10 year's professional cheffing experience and 8 years running Scalpay View B&B the opening of the smokehouse was a logical progression after perfecting the art of hot smoking salmon for his B&B guests. The business is a relatively new startup home business. Already picking up awards for the Alder Hot Smoked Salmon and supplying high-end hotels and restaurants throughout Skye and Lochlash.
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Where you'll be
You will visit the external workings of the smokehouse and a tour outside the kitchen. Also we will have a talk about the smoking processes. Canapes and drinks in the lounge of our B&B overlooking the sea loch and Isle of Scalpay. Might be outside on good weather days. Look out for the resident otters. Due to strict food hygiene practice, there will be no access inside the kitchen area or smokehouse. Don't worry this won't detract from the tour.
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Thu, 19th Sep From 13:30 to 14:30.
$31 per person
10 of 10 spots left
Availability for this experience is rare.
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Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend.
If you have a fish allergy it is sadly suggested not book the tour due to allergy risks. Please pre-plan your trip so not to arrive late as other guests may be waiting. Tour last around 1 hour
Isle of Skye Smokehouse Tour & Tasting