Cornwall-based Ginsters has appeared on BBC Two programme Inside the Factory this week.
The show followed a visit from presenter and MasterChef judge Gregg Wallace as he discovered how Ginsters make 180,000 Cornish Pasties a day.
The TV show – available to watch on iPlayer - revealed the pastry brand’s full manufacturing process, from farm to plate.
Ginsters’ Cornish Pasty comprises locally sourced 100% British farmed beef, potato, onion and swede, encased in a light puff pastry.
“While we have a long history of baking pastries, there’s still so much people don’t know about us and our food heroes,” said Kieran Hemsworth, managing director at Ginsters.
Wallace learned that Ginsters must follow specific rules under Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status in order to protect the Cornish Pasty name.
“To be able to open our Cornish bakery doors to Gregg and the team to share our passion for great-quality ingredients and showcase the dedication that goes into making every single pasty was an exciting opportunity,” said Hemsworth.
Ginsters has crafted pasties for more than 50 years and said the programme was synonymous with bringing a taste of Cornwall to millions of households across the UK.
“Viewers will discover how we take our famous Cornish Pasty recipe and replicate the baking process of a domestic kitchen on a significant scale to meet nationwide demand,” Hemsworth added.