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Scots restaurateur makes haggis pizza for Burns night

Edinburgh restaurateur Cosmo Tamburro made haggis pizza with Robert Burns' face

A SCOTS pizza company has combined two of Scotland’s favourite foods just in time for Burns night- haggis pizza.

Cosmo Tamburro Jnr, a restaurateur in Edinburgh has launched theUK’s first retail haggis pizza to offer an alternative to the traditional neeps, tatties and haggis supper.

And to celebrate the launch of the luxury pizza, available in supermarkets across the country, the Newtongrange-based restaurateur has designed a special Robert Burns’ portrait pizza.

The pizza, which features Robert Burns’ face, is made from Macsween haggis, alongside the more traditional Italian toppings of tomato and mozzarella.

Cosmo Tamburro Jnr said:  “Cosmo’s haggis pizza provides an alternative and contemporary way for Scots to celebrate Burns this week but also allows all age groups to appreciate and enjoyScotland’s national dish all year round.”


The portrait pizza comes just as the company Cosmo Products secured a lucrative deal to sell focaccia breads – inItaly.

The family company will sell gluten and wheat-free focaccia breads to Italian firm Dr Schar.

Dr Schar already buys about 500,000 gluten and wheat-free pizzas a year from the Scots firm and sells them inGermanyandItaly.

Mr Tamburro said: “Dr Schar buy pizzas from us because of the way we produce the wheat-free bases.

“Most wheat-free products are stodgy but we manage to get a lot of air into our bases, which makes them lighter and more likely traditional wheat-based pizzas.”

The pizza company already has 50 staff and plans are under way to take on more employees to deal with the business’ growing expansion.

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