Trevithick Bakery is sending 6,000 pasties to Brittany as part of an international festival being held from 1-10 August.

The pasties will appear in a showcase of Cornish produce in the food and drink section of the exhibition.

The annual event, Festival Interceltique, celebrates a range of nations, including Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias and the Acadia region of north-east Canada. Over 600,000 people will attend the event over the 10-day period.

Master pasty maker Ian Trevithick said: “It is a great honour to send our pasties over to France – the home of pastry – and for them to be so well received. The recipe for the traditional Cornish pasty has been passed down to me over the generations. We have made all of the 6,000 pasties by hand, as we always do, so we know that we are sending the very best product to the festival.”

The pasties will be sent with local catering company Downright Delicious.

Richard Musgrave, owner, Downright Delicious, said: “Last year Trevithick’s pasties were selling faster than hot cakes, right through until 3am. We take a great selection of Cornish produce to showcase the quality of our traditional food and drink offer at the festival and it is fantastic to be able to work with a company that can deliver on quality and quantity and still keep things made-by-hand.

He continued: “The festival-goers were particularly taken with the pasty as a savoury pastry and were impressed with the quality of ingredients and distinctive seasoning.”

Joining Trevithick’s pasties will be beer and cider from Skinners Brewery and ingredients for the classic Cornish cream tea from Roddas Creamery, as well as a troupe of dancers, musicians and artists all celebrating Cornwall’s strong cultural heritage.