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How to make a Cornish pasty

Watch Gillian Francis - Amateur World Pasty Champion 2018 - make a Cornish pasty according to the official recipe from the Cornish Pasty Association.

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As the Eden Project is based in Cornwall, our World Pasty Championships celebrate the traditional Cornish pasty recipe, as well as some more unusual varieties. From the Americas to Australia, pasties derived from recipes passed down by Cornish emigrants over centuries are eaten and enjoyed by many millions of people.

The Championships are also a fantastic opportunity for a good old Cornish knees-up, with pasties galore and entertainment from local bands and comedians. 

About the competition

We invite entries from around the world to our championships – which are supported by the Cornish Pasty Association – as we set the table for both amateur and professional bakers to parade their wares. 

This is an open event and every pasty entered will be judged, so there is a limit on numbers. 

2020 competition categories

There are eight categories in the Championships with the opportunity to enter a traditional Cornish pasty or an alternative savoury pasty. 

In 2011, the Cornish Pasty Association won a long campaign to gain European Union PGI status for the Cornish pasty which means that only pasty makers based in Cornwall who make pasties to the approved recipe are able to label their products as Cornish pasties. 

  1. Cornish Pasty – Company
  2. Cornish Pasty – Professional
  3. Cornish Pasty – Amateur
  4. Cornish Pasty Junior (15 and under)
  5. Open Savoury – Company
  6. Open Savoury - Professional
  7. Open Savoury – Amateur
  8. Open Savoury - Junior (15 and under)

Register for 2020

Fill in the form below and make the required payment for your chosen category to register for the 2020 World Pasty Championships on Saturday 29 February 2020.