Food

Bakery duo and miracle man Cez step out in aid of hospice

A young father who defied the doctors and made a “miraculous recovery” after being diagnosed with an inoperable cancer is joining his brother on a marathon trek in aid of a hospice. Things looked bleak for Ceri Dawson, 29, two years ago when he was given the bombshell news that he had pleomorphic soft tissue […]

Oh Myfanwy! Find out why Wales’ saddest love song will have you crying in your beer

Wales’ most famous and saddest love song has inspired a new beer. The song Myfanwy tells the tragic story of the unrequited love of a penniless young poet called Hywel ab Einion for a beautiful young noblewoman who lived in Dinas Bran castle high above Llangollen in the 14th century. The new brew, appropriately a […]

Roaring success of Dragon cheeses scoop 30 awards at two top food and farming shows

Wales’ oldest dairy farmers’ co-operative is celebrating its most successful awards season ever after their cheeses scooped 30 gongs. South Caernarfon Creameries came home to the Llŷn Peninsula with 10 prizes from the prestigious International Cheese and Dairy Awards in Nantwich, the largest cheese show in the world which featured cheeses from 29 different countries. […]

Wrexham Lager raises glass to festival as it toasts two major new export deals

An iconic Welsh beer that made a remarkable comeback is celebrating after landing its biggest ever export orders with major deals in China and France. Wrexham Lager was served on the ill-fated Titanic which sank in 1912 after hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic on its maiden voyage. The brewery itself sank in 2002 but the famous […]

Cheers! New cheese is laced with iconic Welsh whisky

A creamery co-op has found the perfect way to celebrate its 80th anniversary by launching a new cheese laced with an iconic Welsh whisky. The new special occasion cheese made by cheddar experts South Caernarfon Creameries is aged in the Llechwedd slate caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog, before being infused with the award-winning Penderyn whisky. The […]

The Dragon roars

Farmers’ co-op continues to grow as it celebrates 80th anniversary A booming farmers’ co-operative has launched a recruitment drive for new members to supply milk after posting record sales of £45 million. The news was revealed by managing director Alan Wyn Jones at an open day to celebrate the 80th anniversary of South Caernarfon Creameries […]

New beeswax wrapping doesn’t have a sting in the tail for the environment

A former teacher who runs a company making skincare products from goats’ milk is launching a new eco-friendly food wrapping made from cotton coated with beeswax. Carol Allen, 60, who set up Llanvalley Natural Products eight years ago, will officially unveil the innovative wrapping at this year’s Llangollen Food Festival which has helped propel her […]

Michelin restaurant boss Susan back in business after life-changing knee op

A life-changing partial knee replacement operation has saved the owner of a Michelin starred North Wales restaurant from having to give up the job she loves. The intricate procedure was carried out on Susan Webb at the private Spire Yale Hospital, Wrexham, by top orthopaedic specialist Mr Tony Smith, after arthritis left her barely able […]

Crumpet success on the double

Proud bakery workers are enjoying the taste of success after clinching two awards for their crumpets from the “food industry bible”. The team at the Village Bakery in Wrexham were thrilled to hear the crumpets they make for Iceland had been handed a double honour at the prestigious Own Label Awards run by The Grocer […]