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History of Quorn

History of Quorn

Quorn has been around for over 30 years, with a great tasting range now available across 17 countries worldwide, including the US, the UK, Australia and the majority of Western Europe. So where did the journey to provide the world with a delicious source of sustainable protein* begin?


Quorn was initially established to address an expected worldwide potential protein shortage. This shortage is imminent, and lies at the heart of Quorn’s belief that the world needs to adapt to more sustainable protein sources, to reduce land and water usage.

Quorn’s main ingredient is Mycoprotein™, which is high in protein and fiber, and responsible for Quorn’s meat-like texture. Mycoprotein™ was developed in 1985, from a naturally occurring organism found in Buckinghamshire - UK. After success in the UK, the brand was introduced to America in 2002.

Quorn Foods recently celebrated the successful delivery of over three billion meals across the globe. We have been in business for over 30 years because of our attention to detail, and our commitment to making nutritious, great-tasting foods that are safe to eat and sustainable for our environment. 


From the first Meatless and Soy Free pie, over 100 other products have been launched and after many years of perfection, a gluten-free and soy free range and a Vegan range have been introduced into numerous markets.

This helps even more people to adopt a sustainable protein source into their diets. But at the heart of what Quorn does, we are striving to provide great tasting ranges of products for everybody, so that they can enjoy their favourite everyday meals, meatless and Soy Free.

Some Quorn products do contain allergens such as milk, eggs and gluten, which along with all of the other ingredients, are clearly marked on the product packaging. Please check this information if you have any intolerances. At Quorn, we’re working hard to develop further ranges to encourage even more consumers to eat less meat.   

As with all protein sources, there have been rare cases of allergic reactions to products which contain Mycoprotein™, a member of the fungi / mold family (fusarium venenatum). Mycoprotein is high in protein and fiber which may cause intolerance in some people. To find out more about Quorn intolerance, please visit our intolerance page.


Quorn is a responsible brand and by enjoying meals made with Mycoprotein™, you could help to lower the world’s carbon footprint. There is now a worldwide recognition that our meat demand cannot be met in the coming years, with a global population forecast of 11 billion by 2050.

At Quorn we therefore encourage a “less and better” approach to meat, to encourage consumers to eat more healthily, and lower their environmental impact through their diet. Quorn products provide a delicious alternative for you and your family to enjoy, because they are better for you and can be better for the planet. Find out more on our sustainability page.


Any Quorn products that you try could help you make a delicious, nutritional meal for you and your family to enjoy. For the best results, be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging and feel free to experiment with our recipes to your own tastes. Our forward-thinking team of chefs are developing even more hearty meals for you to enjoy.

*Mycoprotein is a delicious source of sustainable protein because: It is high in protein, high in fiber and low in saturated fat, and it contains all of your essential amino acids. Find out more about the sustainability of Mycoprotein™.