We like our food here at Wales Tourists Online HQ. And, as proud foodies, we’re obviously big cheese lovers.
Thankfully, for cheese enthusiasts like ourselves, Wales has got a lot to offer. From its award-winning cheddars to creamy goats cheese masterpieces. Visit Wales have a good guide to the some of Wales’ finest cheeses.
However, not only are there plenty of great cheese producers in Wales, there are also some great cheese festivals, events and attractions. Here’s our guide for cheese lovers who want to holiday in Wales.
If you try any of our suggestions out, or you have some more ideas, please share them with us. We love hearing from you.
The Big Cheese Festival in Caerphilly
The Big Cheese Festival is held in Caerphilly every year. It’s one of the best known cheese festivals in Wales. Sadly, this year’s annual festival has been and gone. It took place in late July. But, there’s always the Cardiff Country Fair (see below), which is held in September. In this video you can see how this year’s Big Cheese Festival went according to a Welsh cheese fan:
Cardiff Country Fair, Cardiff
Formerly known as the Great British Cheese Festival, Cardiff Country Fair has a lot on offer for a cheese connoisseur. From its very own Cheese Village (yes, you read that right) to cheese-themed masterclasses, there was a lot to keep you busy at the Fair. Plus, if you’re new to the world of cheese, there are experts on hand to talk you through the types of cheese the producers are offering. Think of them as the cupids of the cheese world. Details for the 2015 event haven’t been confirmed yet, but keep your eyes peeled if you want to experience the best of Welsh cheese under one roof.
Madame Fromage, Cardiff
Madame Fromage is a cheese shop like no other. With over 150 mouth-wateringly good cheese varieties to choose from you’re sure to find a cheese or 10 that suits your cheesy tastes. The shop is well-furnished and all produce inside is top-quality. It truly is a wonderland for foodies.
If you visit the restaurant you can also tuck into one of the shop’s magnificent cheese platters. Take a look at Madame Fromage’s summer menu.
Cheese Making Course, Cwmcrwth Farm
If eating the cheese isn’t enough for you, you might be abel to get your cheese hit by taking one of Cwmcrwth Farm’s fabulous cheese making courses. On the one-day course you’ll be able to learn how to make cheeses at home using your everyday kitchen equipment. Happy days. The course costs £105 and is run by an expert cheese producer – Lynn Beard. Lynn has been making cheese for 20 years and is ready to share her secrets with you.