Cardigan Bay seafood, fish from the Teifi river, Cambrian Mountain lamb, beef and pork and fruit, herbs and interesting foraged food are just some of the quality food and drink produced in Ceredigion. Not only can you buy all of this locally, often direct from the producer, Ceredigion has great places to eat out too, with menus prepared with care by chefs passionate about local ingredients.
Food and Drink in Ceredigion
Ceredigion food products and brands have an international reputation for quality and distinctiveness. Discover Ceredigion produce on the Ceredigion Taste Trail - visit the producers and makers, cafes and farm shops - and get an authentic taste of Ceredigion hospitality.The authentic quality and taste of the produce available today in Ceredigion at farmers’ markets, farm shops, local butchers, cafés, pubs and restaurants is ensured through the dedication and skill that farmers and producers have applied over the centuries.
You can also visit a number of producers and outlets, from the 18th century farm at Llanerchaeron which is still managed for self sufficiency, to Teifi valley cheese makers, beekeepers and gardeners, flourmills and a smokery, and a growing number of drink producers, with whisky, beer and cider added to the classic Welsh spring water brands of Llanllyr and Tŷ Nant.
Cardigan Bay seafood
Cardigan bay seafood is enjoyed in restaurants across Europe as well as locally in Ceredigion. Visit one of the Ceredigion food festivals that specialise in fish and seafood to have fun discovering new tastes. You'll have a great opportunity to chat and question well known and talented chefs while enjoying the fruits of the waters of Cardigan Bay when the produce is at its best.
You will also find stalls at Ceredigion farmers markets that offer a taste of fish and seafood too. For a guide to when different fish and seafood is in season, how to cook it and how to recognise and name (in English and Welsh) different fish and crustaceans see the Welsh fisheries pdf poster (pdf)
Say Cheese - from Ceredigion please!
With the lush pastures of Ceredigion's gentle river valleys, and a longstanding tradition of diarying, and making artisinal craft cheese and butter on family farms, it comes as no suprise that you'll find an excellent selection of delicious Ceredigion cheese to choose from in local shops and on restaurant cheeseboards.
You can see the cheesmaking process on farms in the Teifi valley area - Caws Cenarth at Glyneithinog farm near Cenarth and Glynhynod farm near Llandysul where Caws Teifi is produced. It was on a family dairy farm near Borth in northern Ceredigion that Rachel's Dairy - one of the most well known dairy businesses- started producing youghurt and other delicious diary treats. If you shop for cheese in good shops in London you are probably familiar with Hafod a Gorwydd cheese - both produced on family farms in the Teifi valley area.
Make the memories last as long as possible by taking Ceredigion food and drink home with you as gifts, or why not order a special hamper - for a picnic or a special celebration, or place a regular order for delivery straight to your door.