South Caernarfon Creameries showcase local school’s cheeseboard creations at Royal Welsh Show
South Caernarfon Creameries will showcase slate-inspired accompaniments designed by local children from Pentreuchaf School at this year’s Royal Welsh Show. The Welsh farmer co-operative were approached by the Pwllheli-based school to help on a project intended to educate the primary-school children about business and marketing.
The project, which the pupils decided to call ‘Menter Llechan Lan’, has been the focus of the school term. The school children have spent months designing and liaising with Cerrig, to devise a range of slate products that can be used with South Caernarfon’s Welsh Cavern-Aged Cheddar.
The pupils returned to South Caernarfon Creameries in June to present their designs in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style forum, with the successful prototypes being made into finished goods that will be displayed and available to buy on the Creameries’ stand in the Food Hall at The Royal Welsh Show.
Linda Lewis-Williams, Product Development for South Caernarfon Creameries said “We were delighted to work with Pentreuchaf School and help the entrepreneurs of the future. They really took on board our requirements and embraced the project. We were really impressed with their creativity and approach. We are so pleased that we have some of the finished cheeseboards to show with our Slate Cavern-Aged Cheddar at The Royal Welsh Show.”
The slate cheeseboards will be available in conjunction with the Creameries’ own Slate-Aged Cheddar. The cheese is transported from the Creameries’ Chwilog base to the Llechwedd Slates Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog and left to mature 500 feet underground, in what is believed to be in the steepest mining maturation caverns. The Slate-Aged Cheddar is available under the Creameries’ Dragon brand from stores across Wales.
Visitors to the Royal Welsh Show will be able to see and buy the slate cheeseboards and taste the cheddar. Cheese tastings are throughout the day in the Food Hall.
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South Caernarfon Creameries is Wales' oldest farmer-owned dairy co-operative. Based on the Llyn Peninsula in North West Wales, as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and can be identified on the map as the pointing crooked ‘finger’, South Caernarfon Creameries is at the heart of this community. The family owned dairy farm co-operative members are located in North Wales, Mid Wales and Ceredigion and supply the Creamery with exceptional quality milk thanks to their cows that graze on the lush Welsh pastures. South Caernarfon Creameries produces exceptional quality Welsh cheese and Welsh butter that have been recognised by major awards and is available from local Welsh stores through to major multiples across the UK and also internationally.
South Caernarfon Creameries is Wales’ largest and oldest farmer-owned dairy co-operative with around 130 member supplier farmers who are located across North and Mid Wales.
In early 2016 South Caernarfon Creameries’ Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar won the Best Dairy Product 2016 at the Food Management Today Industry Awards for their Welsh Slate Cavern Aged Cheddar. This cheese was developed exclusively for Sainsbury’s and in conjunction with Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog. It is sold nationally throughout the UK under their Taste the Difference brand in retail and deli format.