Ever wondered what a 300-year-old cheese tastes like? Stop for an hour at the new Bodnant Welsh Food Centre in the Conwy Valley and find out. For three centuries, farmers here made cheese to sell to travellers passing along the trade route between Cheshire and Holyhead port. Influenced by the passers-by, Aberwen cheese was made [...]
The woman who co-founded one of the UK's top food festivals is returning - but this time as one of the exhibitors. Sue Haygarth was instrumental in setting up the Hamper Llangollen festival and has chosen this year's event as the launchpad for her own one-woman business. Her spicily named company, KarmaSucre, makes delicious macarons, [...]
One of world's most talented young chefs will have a starring role at a top food festival, it's been revealed. Rising star Dion Jones, 25, will be hitting the culinary high notes at Hamper Llangollen that's being held in the town on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Last year Dion, from Valley, Anglesey, [...]
James and Natasha revive 13th century Aberffraw Biscuit A sweet-toothed couple have revived the oldest biscuit in Britain that dates back to the 13th century. James Shepherd and his wife, Natasha, have set up a company to make the historic Aberffraw Biscuit which was first baked in the Anglesey village of the same name [...]
Local and regional food is predominantly related to food miles and thus reducing the Carbon footprint. By buying locally you are shortening the food chain, and ensuring seasonal fresh produce of the highest quality and standard every time. By building a more locally based food economy one in which sustainable food production and traceability is [...]
One must sample Welsh Black Beef, the rose coloured beef is indigenous to the area and of the highest quality. Quality can also be associated with its pork and lamb, which is widely available in local farm shops, delicatessens and butchers.
Wales's reputation for food production is centuries old with its unspoiled fertile agricultural land, rich fishing waters and mild climate producing a wealth of excellent produce, including some of the finest seafood in the UK.
There is a strong tradition of farmhouse dairy production throughout, and this is reflected in the range of speciality cheeses available. Local producers, a number of these specialising in organic farming, baking, supply fresh fruit and vegetables, resulting in produce of the finest quality.