As a quality Scottish online butchers and producers of Scotland’s national dish, we are often asked; what is haggis?
Haggis is one of the many traditional Scottish dishes that are still eaten today. It is made from a mix of lamb, oats, and spices. The recipes used vary across Scotland and we use our own traditional Scottish haggis recipe that has been passed down the family for generations.
Where does haggis come from?
The exact origins of the dish are slightly unclear, and the humble haggis may have Old Norse or even Ancient Roman origins! The haggis as we know it today is a purely Scottish invention, albeit one with some origins and ingredients from elsewhere. If you are interested in the history of the haggis have a look at our history of the haggis and the history of Burns Night, the celebration of the Scottish poet Robert Burns held on 25 January.
What is haggis made from?
The spices used in haggis can include pepper, coriander, and nutmeg as well as fresh oats and lamb.
Our haggis is made fresh by our master butchers from our very own secret family recipe that dates all the way back to 1911 when John Campbell created the original recipe. You can read more about the Campbells family history here.
Our haggis is now made by the 4th generation of the family. It's the same traditional recipe, created using only the finest ingredients including fresh Scottish lamb, oats, and our secret blend of seasoning.
And if you have ever wondered how to cook haggis, have a look at our Haggis, Neeps, and Tatties Recipe.
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