With more than 70 producers collectively offering more than 1,300 deliciously different food and drink products from Wales, we can appreciate that browsing the Discover Delicious website may leave you feeling a little bit spoiled for choice!
So, to give you some inspiration and maybe a little help in making your festive food choices, we spoke to a few of our food blogger friends, to find out which Discover Delicious finds they couldn’t be without this Christmas.
-Alex from Bristol-based Gingey Bites picked out the Cheeseboard Selection from the Welsh Cheese Company.
She said “Everyone in my family loves cheese but it’s not very often we can splash out and get a selection like this one. Because we’re all together this Christmas, it feels like the perfect opportunity, and getting try so many delicious Welsh cheeses in one go with this cheeseboard is just the ultimate treat.”
She said “I am hooked on this stuff. It’s amazing spread thickly onto warm crumpets so that it melts into the little holes, but equally good stirred into a hot chocolate for a sweet and salty, decadent treat. That’s what I’ll be drinking on Christmas eve – whilst I finish off peeling the Christmas dinner veg.”
She said, “The Discover Delicious website is AMAZING, with so much fantastic welsh produce to choose from, and whilst I do love wine, including Welsh and British wines, there has been a real resurgence in artisan Gin making – which is why I went for the Crawshay Rose Gin. Crawshay Gin is produced at the Hensol Castle Distillery just outside of Cardiff and they love to make creative and unique small-batch craft gins – with the Rose Gin being on of their more exotic. With middle eastern aromas and fresh rose petals, it’s both delicate and refreshing.”
He said: “This is especially good at this time of year to warm you up. Infused with handpicked seaweed from the Pembrokeshire coast and expertly made, the vanilla tones are the first thing to hit you, then orange, then spice, and then it’s the smoothest finish on any rum I have ever tried. You must try it!”
She said, “I have fallen in love with Halen Môn’s oak-smoked water. I use it to add smoky depth to casseroles and risottos, and it also makes a mean Bloody Mary. Alternatively, you can team it with Welsh lamb, fresh rosemary sprigs and Halen Môn’s roasted garlic sea salt, for an aromatic, meaty dish with lots of smoky depth.”
Which Welsh food products will you be buying and sharing this Christmas?
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