Here we are in Washington, VA, Rappahannock County. We love it here. Do come and visit.
This is where we live and have our Chutney Test Kitchen.
Clare grew up in East Africa and Nevill grew up in England. They met in the Caribbean where they made mango and pineapple chutneys and had two sons, Oliver and Christopher.
When we all moved to Virginia we discovered that the American South had a rich tradition of chutney making. An interesting thing about chutney is how its ingredients and applications reflect the local region. For instance, in India they use tamarind chutneys with curry, the English love Major Grey's chutney with Ploughman's lunch, Caribbean cuisine serves mango chutney on fish, New England loves cranberries and maybe Laplanders enjoy cloudberry chutney on reindeer! However, here in Virginia, the traditional chutneys are peach, apple, and green tomatoes often served with ham, cold chicken and roast pork.
Clare came up with the idea of making southern style chutneys and has been resting on her laurels ever since. Oliver likes introducing people to the chutney brick of the Turner food pyramid; you can often find him handing out samples in shops where Virginia Chutney is sold when not managing our sales and marketing. Younger brother Christopher is a chutney taster/doctor in Boston, and Nevill, a quintessential Englishman, who can perfectly handle a 500 quart kettle of chutney but can't make cereal for himself, maintains strict standards as head of quality control.
Try our chutneys!
113 Aileen Rd.
Flint Hill, VA 22627
Please Note: though we are unable to provide tours of our new facility at this time, we hope to do so in the future. Save time and check back often, or call ahead.