I first met Thule Ventus at the Taste of Shetland Food Festival and found their salt cod pate delicious. It is available now in tubs and perfect for dips, canapés, and on oatcakes.
The now also offer a range of fresh & preserved fish along with other produce by mail order to your door, collaborating with other producers & harvesters on Shetland.
Their own pure dried salt cod is excellent. Shetlanders have been drying fish for centuries and indeed dried salt cod is on Slow Food Ark of Taste as a heritage food. In the past Shetland even exported it to fulfil the high demand of the Basque bacalao market.
Thule Ventus has used these traditional techniques along with modern filleting methods to create a top notch product in their family business. They only buy from local family owned boats, landing at Shetland fishmarket and all are MSC certified sustainable.
Thule Ventus is named after Ultima Thule the name the Romans gave the islands farthest north and Ventus, Latin for wind.
Air dried fish is on Scotland’s Slow Food Ark of Taste so this is not only delicious but part of our heritage. It would have been regularly eaten in the past and it is about time we enjoyed this tasty and versatile product again.