Elisabeth Och and Gabriele Da Re are an Italian husband-and-wife team who have brought their business knowledge and love of artisan food and drink to a corner of Lincolnshire. Here they source, pack and despatch a vast selection of hampers for discerning food lovers.
They focus on small producers, which ensures their hampers are unique. As champions of the artisan, Hay Hampers not only buy from smaller businesses but also help them where needed. They design, print and deliver labels and packaging for some suppliers. This collaborative approach sets them apart.
They especially excel in cheese, offering hampers containing everything from aged Cheddar and Cotswold Brie to a black-truffle-infused Italian soft cheese. Accompanied by pickles, biscuits, bottles of balsamic vinegar, wines, beers and other delicacies, they are mouthwatering temptations for cheese lovers.
Elisabeth and Gabriele source from the best suppliers, whether they are over the road or on the other side of the world. Ham comes from Alec Day at local Bourne Butchers; Deeping Fudge supply the sweet confectionery; delicious nduja is sent from Calabria; chocolates are made across Europe. They also import exclusive lines of Italian, Spanish and French wines, plus many others from across the world.
The hampers come in boxes, wicker hampers or wooden crates. Prices range from £20 to £900, and contents vary from the traditional to the exotic. They cater to every budget and taste, including vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal and gluten-free. Delivery is available worldwide. So whoever you’re buying for, there’s a hamper here that will delight them.
Click here for the Hay Hampers website.
Recommended by Anna Forgaard, regional editor
For more Lincolnshire recommendations, click here.