The Dragon roars: Dairy farmers’ co-operative posts record sales of £52.9m

Wales’s oldest dairy farming co-operative is celebrating record sales of £52.9m and creating 11 new jobs taking the staff team to 130. South Caernarfon Creameries, based in Chwilog, near Pwllheli, has expanded its product range, grown its customer base and recruited more Welsh farmers as supplying members. The creamery, which makes Dragon branded cheeses and […]

Trout farm with “007” fame unveils tasty new treat at Llangollen Food Festival

A trout farm and smokehouse whose delicacies once tickled the taste buds of James Bond has lined up a legendary new treat for visitors to a top food festival. Chirk Trout Farm Shop and Smokery, which has supplied smoked trout to the Orient Express among other prestigious establishments, will be unveiling its luxurious new smoked […]

South Caernarfon Creameries listed for a top rural business award following record sales

THE dairy farming co-operative behind some of Wales’s most innovative and popular cheeses has been shortlisted for a top business award for its contribution to the rural economy. South Caernarfon Creameries has been named as a Rural Business Awards (RBA) finalist in the Wales & Northern Ireland award in the Best Rural Food or Drink Business category. The creamery, based […]

Dragon boosted by Tesco listing for handcrafted cheese range

A trio of specialty cheeses produced by Wales’ oldest dairy farming co-operative have secured a listing on the shelves of Tesco stores across the nation. Tesco has signed an exclusive supermarket deal to stock South Caernarfon Creameries’ new Dragon Handcrafted range at large stores across Wales. The range includes a new Maplewood Smoked Cheddar, developed […]

Sicilan cook Marina ditches plastic packaging for new range of meals

A Sicilian cook from is ditching plastic packaging to launch a new range of classic Italian meals contained in reusable pottery dishes. Marina Midolo, 51, will be unveiling her authentic lasagne made with homemade pasta at Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. She set up her kitchen at her smallholding […]

Magnificent Seven bakers rise to Three Peaks Challenge

A “magnificent seven” bakery staff are taking on an epic challenge to raise money for four charities close to their hearts. The adventurous group from the Village Bakery in Wrexham will be aiming to go from sea level to conquer the highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales, starting at 5pm on Saturday, June 22. […]

The pie’s the limit for Welsh meat

A bakery has launched a new campaign to promote the use of Welsh lamb and beef. The Wrexham-based Village Bakery has secured accreditation to label their popular pies and slices as being made with Welsh meat which has Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. The family have now teamed up with Meat Promotion Wales and one […]

Scientist on mission to create perfect gin with new solar-powered distillery

A scientist is on a mission to create the perfect gin after setting up his new solar-powered distillery in time for a top food festival this autumn. Former university lecturer Kevin Flower will be unveiling the special edition gin at the popular Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20. Kevin, 53, […]

Horsebox converted into UK’s first mobile milk vending machine

A horsebox made by Europe’s largest trailer maker has been converted into the UK’s first mobile vending machine selling fresh milk and cheese in rural communities. With doorstep deliveries largely a thing of the past, he innovative idea has been developed at Thorngarth Home Farm in Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, using a HB506 model from Ifor […]

Bakery harnesses the power of the sun for a greener future

An expanding Denbighshire bakery is doubling up to harness the power of the sun as part of a planned move to a more eco-friendly future. Henllan Bakery now runs two bakeries on Denbigh’s Colomendy Industrial Estate, one for bread and one for cakes, and both now have arrays of solar panels to help save money […]