New Forest Shortbread is made by Tracy Thew at Burley Rails Cottage.
Tracy Thew has made shortbread for family and friends for more than 50 years. In 2015 she decided to start offering her melt in the mouth shortbread to people visiting the New Forest.
Inspired and created around the beauty of the New Forest, by 2019 Tracy had set about redesigning her packaging with 'tear-off and keep cards' and commissioned local artist Will Drew to illustrate the flora and fauna that visitors might see during their stay in the area. Will's beautiful illustrations, along with the notes, give visitors and locals information about this very special forest.
Tracy supplies to forest hotels and recently featured in New Forest Collection's fifth episode of their 'Forest to Fork' series. Tracy also provides local holiday cottages with packets of shortbread and has expanded into a large number of local retail outlets as well as selling on-line where she offers an extensive range of delicious flavours.
To keep the homemade taste and texture, each batch of Tracy's dough is very slightly different in weight and mixing time, so the shortbread vary enough to give a variety of shape and colour once baked.
New Forest Shortbread are sealed in recyclable bags and biodegradable boxes, on the day they are baked. All packaging is sustainable and widely recyclable.
The shortbread is delicious and makes a very special purchase.