About the CPA


The Cornish Pasty Association is the home of everything you need to know about the Cornish pasty. Originally created by a collective of Cornish pasty producers concerned about the number of products being sold across the country as ‘Cornish Pasties’ despite bearing no resemblance to the real thing, the Association now administers the PGI designation granted in 2011 by the EU and is here to help anyone who would like to make, buy, sell or find out more about Cornish pasties.

Everyone who makes genuine Cornish pasties is welcome to become a member of the CPA.  We have members large and small, from household names producing millions of pasties each year, to tiny bakeries who keep hunger at bay in small towns and villages up and down the county.

Retailers who sell Cornish pasties supplied by a certified producer can become one of our Recognised Retailers.

Being part of the Association is a way for both producers and retailers of genuine Cornish pasties to stand out and reassure their customers that they are getting the real Cornish deal.


Join the Genuine Cornish Pasty Association

We aim to

  1. Ensure the GI status is upheld.
  2. Raise awareness of genuine Cornish pasties around the globe.
  3. Provide a single respected voice representing and supporting producers and retailers of genuine Cornish pasties.
  4. Lead and reflect industry thinking.
  5. Co-operate closely with working groups and other organisations and businesses for the benefit of the industry.

The Cornish Pasty Association is a Community Interest Company, Registered in England and Wales, No 07847774. Copyright © 2023 Cornish Pasty Association. All rights reserved.

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