Tastes from all over the world at festival’s food stalls

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Crowds line the streets for Abergavenny Food Festival 2015 PICTURE: Huw John Photography

Visitors can buy food from almost every corner of the world at Abergavenny Food Festival.

Here is the full list of food and drink stallholders at this year’s festival:

STREETFOOD

AaHaan Thai
www.aahaanthai.com

American Street Food Limited
facebook.com/dixiekitchenUK

Boontatoo Thai food
Fresh cooked Thai food by Boontatoo Thai restaurant in Abergavenny

Bubble&
www.bubbleand.co.uk

Cafe Spice Namaste (Castle)
www.cafespice.co.uk / www.mrtodiwala.com

The Cheese Truck Ltd

www.thecheesetruck.co.uk

 

Crabtree Catering (Crofters)
Shawarma lamb, chermoula steak, hallumi and aubergines with harrisa onion.

 

The Crepe Escape
Crepes

Dusty Knuckle Pizza Company
www.dustyknucklepizza.co.uk

Glamorgan Vale Hog Roast Ltd
www.specialisthogroast.co.uk
Hang Fire Smokehouse
www.hangfiresmokehouse.com
La Bonne Crepe
www.labonnecrepe.co.uk
La Ffroga
www.facobook.com/laffroga
Iberico Jack
www.ibericojack.org
Meat And Greek
info@meatandgreek.co.uk
The Poffertjes Co
www.poffertjes.co.uk
Purple Poppadom
www.purplepoppadom.com
Sir Ollie’s
www.sirollies.co.uk
The Spanish Buffet
www.thespanishbuffet.co.uk
The Welsh Creperie Co
www.thewelshcreperie.co.uk

fruit and vegetables
Tomatoes on sale PICTURE: Tim Woodier

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES

Court Farm & Leisure
www.courtfarmleisure.co.uk

The Garlic Farm
www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk

Llanvihangel Crucorney Fruit Farm
www.llanvifarm.co.uk

The Onion Man – Breton onions from a bicycle

Paul’s Organic Veg

Riverford Organic
www.riverford.co.uk

Sea Spring Seeds
www.seaspringseeds.co.uk
The Strawberry Stop
www.thestrawberrystop.co.uk

The Tomato Stall
www.thetomatostall.co.uk
COOKED AND CURED MEATS

Bellota
Spanish foods.

Charcutier Ltd
www.charcutier.co.uk

The Cotswold Curer Ltd
www.thecotswoldcurer.co.uk

Flyford Food Co LLP
www.bighornbiltong.co.uk
Forest Pig Charcuterie
www.forestpig.com

The Handmade Scotch Egg Company
www.handmadescotcheggs.co.uk

Morgans Family Butchers
Beef and lamb steaks, gold award beefburgers in a fresh bread roll.

Native Breeds Charcuterie LLP
www.nativebreeds.co.uk

The Parsons Nose
www.theparsonsnose.com

The Real Boar Co & Wessex Wild Plum Co
www.therealboar.co.uk / www.wessexwildplumcompany.co.uk

Sam’s Meat Roasts
Home bred and reared Wild Boar X hog roast, Water Buffalo and burgers

Trealy Farm Charcuterie
www.trealyfarm.com

FRESH MEAT & GAME

Bocaddon Farm Veal
www.bocaddonfarmveal.com

The Cooking Cooks Italian Kitchen (Castle)
Delicious Italian cuisine using the freshest ingredients

Chestnut Meats
www.chestnutmeats.co.uk

Edwards of Conwy
Traditional Welsh award winning master butcher

Glam Lamb
www.glamlamb.co.uk

Neil Powell Master Butchers
www.neilpowell.co.uk

Penmincae Welsh Black Beef & Lamb
Welsh black beef or lamb, roast or burger in freshly baked rolls.

Seasons
www.naturalgame.co.uk

Welsh Venison Centre
www.beaconsfarmshop.co.uk

POULTRY & WILDFOWL

Madgetts Farm Poultry
www.madgettsfarm.co.uk

Monmouthshire Turkeys
www.monmouthshireturkeys.co.uk

Postance Poultry
Fresh free-range duck.

VEGETARIAN

Aphrodite’s Food
www.aphroditesfood.com

The Gourmet Gardener
www.thegourmetgardener.co.uk

Mela Street Food
Indian wraps and street foods.

The Parsnipship
https://theparsnipship.co.uk/

PommePommeFoods (Castle)
www.facebook.com/pommepommefoodies

CHEESE

Abergavenny Fine Foods Ltd (Sponsor)
www.abergavenny.uk.com

Bath Soft Cheese
www.parkfarm.co.uk

The Blaenafon Cheddar Co Ltd
Family business producing hand made Welsh cheddars and goats’ cheeses.

Caws Cenarth Ltd
www.cawscenarth.co.uk

Charles Martell & Son Ltd
www.charlesmartell.com

Emilia Ltd
www.emiliauk.london

Godminster
www.godminster.com

La Cave a Fromage
www.la-cave.co.uk

Quickes Traditional Ltd
www.quickes.co.uk

Snowdonia Cheese Co Ltd
www.snowdoniacheese.co.uk

Teifi Cheese & Da Mhile Distillery
www.teificheese.co.uk

White Lake Cheese
www.whitelake.co.uk

Worthy Cheddar
www.worthycheddar.co.uk
FISH & SEAFOOD

Black Mountains Smokery
www.smoked-foods.co.uk

Devon Fishcakes
www.devonfishcakes.com

Dylan’s Restaurant
Hot seafood and shellfish dishes with produce sourced from North Wales.

Emilia Ltd
www.emiliauk.london

Mighty Soft Shell Crab
www.themightysoftshellcrab.com

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Co
www.beachfood.co.uk

Swshi
www.swshi.co.uk

Vin Sullivan Foods (The Fish Shack)
Seafood bar

The Wrap Shack
www.thewrapshack.co.uk
BREADS & BAKED GOODS

Baked By Mel
www.barabrith.co

The Bertinet Bakery
www.bertinet.com

Caroline’s Real Bread Company
www.carolinesrealbreadcompany.co.uk

Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits
www.cradocs.co.uk

Earth Ovens
www.earthovens.co.uk

Hobbs House Bakery
www.hobbshousebakery.co.uk

Little Welsh Deli
Award winning artisan company producing handmade pasties and cakes.

Market Bakery Abergavenny
Local Bakery

Popty Cara
www.poptycara.co.uk

Riverside Sourdough
www.riversidesourdough.co.uk

Shellys Food
Welsh butter shortbread

PIES

Brocklebys
www.brocklebys.co.uk

Elm Tree Foods
www.elmtreefoods.com

Legges of Bromyard
www.leggesofbromyard.com

Old Granary Pierogi
Lovingly handcrafted yeast dough cases filled with gourmet stuffings

Plenty Pastry Ltd
www.plentypies.co.uk

Snowdrop Cottage Fine Foods
snowdropcottagefinefoods.blogspot.co.uk

Tom’s Pies
www.toms-pies.co.uk

OLIVES & OIL

Avlaki Ltd
www.oliveoilavlaki.com

Cotswold Gold
www.cotswoldgold.co.uk

The Olive Press
www.theolivepress.co.uk

The Olive Shop
www.theoliveshopltd.com

Olives & Things

RSPB Cymru
www.rspb.org.uk
RSPB Love Nature extra-virgin rapeseed oil. Give Nature a Home herbs.

 

SAUCES, PICKLES & CHUTNEYS

Bim’s Kitchen
www.bimskitchen.com

Cibus Terrae Ltd
www.tondaterra.co.uk

Forage Fine Foods
www.foragefinefoods.com

Mr Todiwala’s Pickles & Chutneys
www.cafespice.co.uk

Patchwork Traditional Food Company
www.patchwork-pate.co.uk

Peperoncino
www.peperoncino.co.uk

Purely Pickled Eggs
www.purelypickledeggs.co.uk

SA Sauces Ltd
www.sasauces.co.uk

Sabor de Amor
www.sabordeamor.com

Seren Foods
www.seren-foods.co.uk

Sim’s Food Ltd
Producers of gluten free mixes, pickles, chutneys, dressings.

Tigg’s Dressings
www.tiggitup.co.uk

Tracklements
www.tracklements.co.uk

Upton Cheyney Chilli Company Ltd
Multi award winning UK chilli farm, selling sauces and chilli kits.

Usk River
www.uskriver.co.uk

The Wasabi Company
www.thewasabicompnay.co.uk
SEEDS, NUTS & DRIED FRUIT

Franchi Seeds of Italy
www.seedsofitaly.com

Hot Roasted Nuts
hotcookednuts@hotmail.com

Ludlow Nut Co
ludlownut.co.uk

Wil’s Smokehouse
www.wilssmokehouse.co.uk

HONEY, JAMS & MARMALADES

Claire’s Kitchen
Award winning quality preserves produced at home in small batches.

Coedcanlas
www.coedcanlas.com

Hilltop Honey
www.hilltop-honey.com

Little Grandma’s Kitchen
www.littlegrandmaskitchen.co.uk

Miranda’s Preserves
www.mirandas-preserves.co.uk

Miss Daisy’s Kitchen
www.missdaisyskitchen.co.uk

Radnor Preserves
www.radnorpreserves.com

Wild Flower Honey Company
www.wildflowerhoney.wales
HERBS, SPICES & CONDIMENTS

Anglesey Sea Salt Company
www.halenmon.com

Herbal Connections
www.herbalconnections.co.uk

Kitchen Flowers
www.kitchenflowers.co.uk

LittlePod
www.littlepod.co.uk

Petals of the Valley
www.petalsofthevalley.co.uk

The Preservation Society
www.thepreservationsociety.co.uk

Sorai
www.sorai.co.uk

Wiltshire Chilli Farm
www.justchillies.co.uk

The Wasabi Company
www.thewasabicompany.co.uk

Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars
www.womersleyfoods.co.uk

 

CAKES & PATISSERIES 

The Angel Hotel
www.angelabergavenny.com
Chock Shop
www.chockshop.co.uk
The Chocolate Brownie Company
www.chocbrownieco.co.uk
Churros Con Chocolate
www.lovely-churros.co.uk
Flower and White Ltd
www.flowerandwhite.co.uk
Gower Cottage Brownies
www.gowercottagebrownies.co.uk
Isabel’s Bakehouse
www.isabelsbakehouse.com
Love at First Bake
www.loveatfirstbake.co.uk
Love Patisserie
Delicious coffee and French-stlye sweet tarts, hand made in Hay-on-Wye.

The M’hencha Company
www.themhenchacompany.co.uk
Narnas
www.narnaschocolates.co.uk
So Cocoa
www.sococoa.co.uk

CONFECTIONARY

Barry Colenso Chocolates
www.barrycolenso.co.uk
Black Mountain Gold Chocolate
www.blackmountainchocolate.org

 

Cocoa Magic
100% handmade chocolates with character and packed full of flavour.

 

Cocoa Runners
www.cocoarunners.com
Cottage Sweets
www.cottagesweets.co.uk
Fuffle from Fudgeheaven
www.fufflec.o.uk
Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn
www.joeandsephs.co.uk
Mayhawk
www.mayhawk.co.uk
NOMNOM Chocolate
www.nomnom.cymru
The Old Chapel Fudge Co

 

The Raw Chocolate Pie Company
www.rawchocpie.co.uk

 

Sue Gilmour Ltd
www.suegilmour.co.uk

ICE CREAM

Cowpots
www.cowpotsicecream.co.uk
The Hive Honey Ice Cream
www.thehiveaberaeron.com
Popcycle
www.popcycle.uk
Rowlestone Farmhouse Ice cream
www.rowlestonecourt.co.uk
Science Cream Ltd
www.sciencecream.co.uk
Shepherds Ice Cream
www.shepherdsicecream.co.uk
Wild Fig
www.wildfigfarm.co.uk

PUDDINGS & DESSERTS

The Pudding Shop
www.thepuddingshop.co.uk

 

 

NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

Breckland Orchard
www.brecklandorchard.co.uk
Celtic Vale Natural Mineral Water
www.celticvale.co.uk
The Fresh Lemonade Co
Fresh lemonade and cocktails!

 

Hollow Ash Orchard
www.hollow-ash.co.uk

 

The Lemonade Lady
Freshly squeezed lemonade

 

Llanllyr Source
www.llanllyrsource.com
Shocka’s Coconut Hub
Freshly-chopped coconut water alongside alcoholic Shocktails mix

 

Welsh Farmhouse Apple Juice
www.welshfarmhouseapplejuice.co.uk

 

Yarty Cordials
www.yartycordials.com

SPIRITS & LIQUERS

Bramley and Gage Ltd
Chase Distillery Ltd
www.chasedistillery.co.uk
Da Mhile Distillery
www.damhile.co.uk
Moorland Spirit Company
www.hepplegin.com
Pinkster Gin
www.pinkstergin.com

 

Sam Sake
www.samsake.com
The Shack Revolution
www.theshackrevolution.co.uk
Sibling Distillery
www.siblingdistillery.com
Tipsy Fruit Gins
www.tipsyfruitgins.co.uk
Warner Edwards Distillery
www.warneredwards.com
TEA & COFFEE

Chantler Teas
www.chantlerteas.co.uk
The Coffee Camper
www.thecoffeecamper.com
The Coffee Gondola
www.thecoffeegondola.com
Delicia Cakes & Teas
Cakes and loose leaf teas.

 

Handlebar Barista
www.handlebarbarista.com
Moo & Two
Passionate tea lovers, fanatic even; delicious coffee too.

 

Sherston Tea Company
www.sherstontea.com
Tea People
www.teapeople.co.uk
Welsh Coffee Company
www.welshcoffee.com

WINE

Bordeaux Undiscovered
www.bordeaux-undiscovered.co.uk
Cwm Deri Vineyard
www.cwm-deri.co.uk
Frome Valley Vineyard
www.fromevalleyvineyard.co.uk
Gilbies
www.gilbies.co.uk
Serravinci Ltd
www.serravinci.co.uk
Viader Vintners
www.viader.co.uk

 

BEER & CIDER

Apple County Cider Co
www.applecountycider.co.uk
Blaengawney Farm (Hallet’s Cider)
www.halletsrealcider.co.uk
Bland’s Cider
www.blandscider.com
Brecon Brewing
www.breconbrewing.co.uk
Butford Organics
www.butfordorganics.co.uk
Gwatkin Cider Company
www.gwatkincider.co.uk
Gwynt Y Ddraig Cider
www.gwyntcider.com
Llangollen Brewery
www.llangollenbrewery.com
Skyborry Cider and Perry
www.skyborrycider.co.uk
Tiny Rebel Brewing Co.
http://www.tinyrebel.co.uk
Tudor Brewery
www.tudorbrewery.co.uk
Ty Gwyn Cider
www.tygwyncider.co.uk
Untapped Brewing Company
www.untappedbrew.com
Welsh Mountain Cider
www.welshmountaincider.com
Williams Brothers Cider
www.cider.wales
Wye Valley Brewery
www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk
CEREALS 

Casa del Cymru
www.casadelcymru.co.uk

 

Simplyseedz Ltd
www.simplyseedz.co.uk

 

DAIRY 

Calon Wen Organic Dairy
www.calonwen-cymru.com
Llaeth Y Llan / Village Dairy
www.villagedairy.co.uk
READY MEALS

Coconut Chilli
www.coconutchilli.com
SEEDS, NUTS & DRIED FRUIT

Franchi Seeds 1783
www.seedsofitaly.com
Hodmedod
www.hodmedods.co.uk
Hotroastednuts
Cinammon roasted nuts and Italian licquorice sticks

 

Wild Trail
www.wildtrail.co.uk
Willy Chase’s Popcorn
www.willychases.co.uk
Wils Smokehouse
Smoked organic gluten free foods with attitude.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Abergavenny Food Festival is a feast for visitors

 

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Cyrus Todiwala PICTURE: Huw John Photography

 

From top chefs and food writers to TV presenters and a former star of the Great British Bake Off – this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival will be a feast for its tens of thousands of visitors.

Last year’s event attracted 30,000 people, and this year’s festival will run from Friday night (September 16) to Sunday.

This year’s line-up has a taste of cooking from India, Italy, France, Spain, Malaysia, Poland, Japan, Korea, and the UK.

MasterChef: The Professionals presenter and former Le Gavroche senior sous chef Monica Galetti talks about her new book, The Skills, and stages a masterclass at the Borough Theatre on Friday evening.

On Saturday, Abergavenny Food Festival favourite Cyrus Todiwala will be at the Borough Theatre showing visitors how to get 120 dishes out of 10 spices with recipes from his new book, Mr Todiwala’s Spice Box. The chef, restaurateur, and author has been called the UK’s best Indian chef.

Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Jose Pizzaro will share culinary secrets from his new book, Basque, during a session at the Borough Theatre on Saturday.

Founder of the Riverford Field Kitchen, Jane Baxter, will give a taste of her new book, Leon Happy Salads, at the Masonic Hall on Sunday.

 

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Tim McDougall

 

What To Eat Now star Valentine Warner returns to the festival with new fish recipes at the Priory Centre on Sunday, and Llansantffraed Court chef Tim McDougall will be demonstrating recipes with Usk Valley beef, Monmouthshire lamb, and Bristol Channel sea bass at the Priory Centre on Sunday.

If you’ve been diagnosed as a coeliac, Naomi Devlin will be holding a masterclass at the Priory Centre on Saturday called River Cottage Gluten Free. She will be preparing some of the 120 recipes in her book – which don’t compromise on taste.

Miss Foodwise blog editor Regina Ysewijn will prepare 17th Century puddings from her book, Pride and Pudding, at the Masonic Hall on Saturday.

You could learn Japanese cooking with food writer and chef Kimiko Barber at the Borough Theatre on Saturday.

 

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Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn

 

Or you could pick up expert barbecue tips from the dynamic funders of the Hang Fire Smokehouse at the Priory Centre on Saturday. Sam Evans and Shauna Guinn will also be sharing tales of their cooking misadventure from their book, Recipes and Adventures in American BBQ.

 

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Richard Burr

 

Builder-turned-baker Richard Burr, a finalist in last year’s Great British Bake Off, will tell you how to be a star baker during a session at the Masonic Hall on Saturday. He will demonstrate recipes from his first cookbook, Bake It Yourself.

Norman Musa will demonstrate recipes from his book Amazing Malaysian at the Priory Centre on Saturday, Marie Cheong-Thong and Jon Old will be talking about sake and wasabi at the Masonic Hall on Saturday, and Eleonara Galasso will talk about modern Roman cuisine at the Priory Centre on Saturday.

Vegetarians will find a feast of ideas from Alice Hart when she talks about her new book The Modern Vegetarian at the Masonic Hall on Saturday.

Also on the bill: pop-up restaurateurs Terry and George; food writer William Sitwell; writer and recipe developer Eleanor Ford; Zuza Zak; Brad McDonald; Martha Collison.

The festival features a packed programme of forages and tours, tutored tastings, and sessions at the Artisan Kitchen School.

See the full list of exhibitors here.

Find out more about the festival here.

Foodies bring festive spirit to Abergavenny

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Stalls at the Market Hall, Abergavenny

Crowds brought a foodie festive spirit to Abergavenny today at the town’s Christmas food and drink fair.

Thousands of people visited stalls across the town, buying charcuterie, cheeses, beers, wines, cakes, breads, vegetarian pies, fruit juices, preserves, and store cupboard delights like cold pressed rapeseed oil and fruit vinegars.

Rupert Parsons of Wormersley Fruit and Herb Vinegars Ltd, based in Chipping Norton, has been bringing his goods to the festival for the past five years.

In the Market Hall, he said: “We come to both the September and December festivals in Abergavenny, and this event has a really festive spirit. The weather has meant there have been fewer people this year, but the first two hours were buzzing in the Market Hall.

“It’s great to see people, and I just love coming here.”

Legges of Bromyard sold almost 800 pies at their stall. Their game pies proved most popular, quickly selling out.

Kody Bergstrom said: “The first few hours were crazy. There’s a great festive feeling.”

Their Old Boy pork pies were also proving popular, alongside their pork and venison, steak and cheddar, pork, perry, pear and nettle, and chicken, apple and paprika pies.

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Cheese board at the Market Hall

David Deaves of La Cave à Fromage brought around 150 cheeses to his stall. His firm, which has outlets in London and Brighton, sources its products from small, independent cheesemakers, and fairs like Abergavenny are a fantastic showcase for their products.

Mr Deaves said: “We go to a number of food fairs, cheese and chocolate fairs, and we run our own cheese festival every year. Next year it will be on April 9. That’s a chance for our producers to meet and share their products.

“This is my first Christmas event in Abergavenny, and it’s been very good.”

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Buster Grant of Brecon Brewing

Buster Grant of Brecon Brewing was manning his stall in the Market Hall.

“We’ve brought six bottled beers and eight on draught,” he said.

“It’s been a success, and a good showcase for our beers which we supply to pubs throughout Wales.”

The Brecon brewery has been operating for the past four and a half years, and in January the brewery is opening a bar and bottle shop in the town, Brecon Tap.

“It’s very exciting,” Mr Grant told visitors.

James Swift of Monmouthshire’s Trealy Farm Charcuterie praised the food knowledge of visitors to the fair.

“People who come here are interested in cooking,” he said.

“In other places, we find people are more interested in street food, for example. Food which is already pre-prepared. While there’s a place for that, it’s refreshing to be in a place where people are looking to buy produce for cooking.

“It’s also very local to us, so it’s lovely to see people and chat with them here. It’s a great event for primary producers like us.”

 

 

Tickets go on sale for Abergavenny’s Christmas Food and Drink Fair

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Festive stall holders at last year’s fair

Tickets are now on sale for Abergavenny’s Christmas Food and Drink Fair.

Organisers say the Christmas event, on Sunday December 13, promises a fantastic day out for the whole family filled with plenty of opportunities to eat, drink and be merry.

The one-day event offers crafty card and chocolate making workshops for the perfect home-made Christmas to delicious goodies from more than 80 stallholders and free chef demonstrations to make Christmas dinner extra special.

Three venues will transform into a winter wonderland, with a host of seasonal delights, unique gifts and even the chance to pick up a signed book from your loved ones’ favourite chef.

For those wanting to get started early, acclaimed mixologist Dom Jacobs will be kicking off the festive fun on Saturday December 12 with his show-stopping cocktail masterclass and top tips, all taken from his exclusive Mayfair cocktail menu.

Alongside all of this, there’s also a chance for the whole family to get involved with the Christmas Musical Feast and Festive Light Parade as guests are invited to make their own lanterns and follow the Abergavenny Town Band to the church for a concert and food-themed evening service which promises to be a magical ending to the day.

Heather Myers, Chief Executive of the festival said: “After the resounding success of the Festival in September, we can’t wait to open the doors to Abergavenny once again and invite everyone back to celebrate Christmas with us.”

Tickets:

Adult – £5 (children under 16 go free, but they must have a wristband too)

Dominic Jacob’s Christmas Mixology – £10

For the full festive line-up and to get your tickets, visit www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com

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Exhibitors:

BEER AND CIDER

Apple County Cider Co

www.applecountycider.co.uk

Brecon Brewing

www.breconbrewing.co.uk

Gwatkin Cider Company Ltd

www.gwatkincider.co.uk

Gwynt y Ddraig Cider

www.gwyntcider.com

The Jacobi Brewery of Caio

www.jacobibrewery.co.uk

Untapped Brewing Company

www.untappedbrew.com


BREAD AND BAKED GOODS

Alex Gooch Artisan Baker

www.alexgoochbaker.com

Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits

www.cradocs.co.uk

Felin Talgarth Mill

www.talgarthmill.com

Hardwick Hampers

www.hardwickhampers.co.uk

Hedonist Bakery

www.hedonistbakery.co.uk


CAKES AND PATISSERIES

The Chocolate Brownie Company

www.chocbrownieco.co.uk

Dimkin’s patisserie

Ffi’s Patisserie

www.facebook.com/ffispatisserie

Freckles Homebaking

www.facebook.com/freckles.homebaking

Love at First Bake Ltd

www.loveatfirstbake.co.uk

Love Patisserie

The Pudding Shop

www.thepuddingshop.co.uk


CHEESE

The Blaenafon Cheddar Co Ltd

www.chunkofcheese.co.uk

Caws Cenarth Cheese

www.cawscenarth.co.uk

FLAVOURS of Monmouth

La Cave a Fromage

www.la-cave.co.uk


CONFECTIONARY

Barry Colenso Chocolates Ltd

barrycolenso.com

Black Mountain Gold Chocolate

www.blackmountainchocolate.org

Cocoa Magic

The Raw Chocolate Pie Company

www.rawchocpie.co.uk

Sciolti Botanical Chocolates

www.scioltichocolates.com

Sue Gilmour Ltd

www.suegilmour.co.uk


MEAT

Charcutier Ltd

www.charcutier.co.uk

Trealy Farm Charcuterie

www.trealyfarm.com

Welsh Venison Centre

www.beaconsfarmshop.co.uk

Glam Lamb

www.glamlamb.co.uk

Natural Game / Seasons

www.naturalgame.co.uk

Bakewell Ducks

www.bakewellducks.com


FISH AND SEAFOOD

Black Mountains Smokery

www.smoked-foods.co.uk

cnwd ltd

www.cnwd.co.uk

Devon Fishcakes

www.devonfishcakes.com

The Mighty Soft Shell Crab


HERBS, SPICES AND CONDIMENTS

Forage Fine Foods

foragefinefoods.com

Green Saffron

www.greensaffron.com

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company

www.beachfood.co.uk

Petals of the Valley Ltd

www.petalsofthevalley.co.uk

Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars Ltd

www.womersleyfoods.co.uk


SAUCES, PICKLES AND CHUTNEYS

Claire’s Kitchen

The Garlic Farm

www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk

The Patchwork Traditional Food Company

www.patchwork-pate.co.uk

Peperoncino Ltd

www.peperoncino.co.uk

The Preservation Society

www.the-preservation-society.co.uk

Sorai

www.sorai.co.uk


HONEY, JAMS AND MARMALADES

Hilltop Honey

www.hilltop-honey.com

Miranda’s Preserves

www.mirandas-preserves.co.uk

New Quay Honey Farm

www.thehoneyfarm.co.uk


DRINKS

British Cassis

www.britishcassis.co.uk

Hay Wines Limited

www.haywines.co.uk

Tipsy Fruit Gins Ltd

www.tipsyfruitgins.co.uk

Warner Edwards Distillery

www.warneredwards.com

Emilia Ltd

www.emiliauk.london

Hollow Ash Orchard

www.hollow-ash.co.uk

Pixley Berries

www.pixsleyberries.co.uk

Ragmans Lane Farm

www.ragmans.co.uk

Welsh Farmhouse Apple Juice

www.welshfarmhouseapplejuice.co.uk

Yarty Cordials Ltd

www.yartycordials.co.uk

CC’s Coffee Bar

Chantler Teas

www.chantlerteas.co.uk

Welsh Coffee Company

www.welshcoffee.com


OLIVES AND OILS

Arganic Ltd

www.myarganic.co.uk

Cotswold Gold Ltd

www.cotswoldgold.co.uk

The Olive Press

www.theolivepress.co.uk

Olives & Things


PIES

Gluten Free Uprising Ltd

www.uprising.gf

Legges of Bromyard

www.leggesofbromyard.com

Roberts Country Fayre

www.robertscountryfayre.co.uk

Snowdrop Cottage Fine Foods

snowdropcottagefinefoods.blogspot.co.uk


OTHER

Joho-Soho

www.cinnamonsoho.com/Joho-Soho

Welsh Creperie Co (Franco Welsh Ltd)

www.thewelshcreperie.co.uk

The Willows Garden Centre

The Old Board Co

www.theoldboardco.co.uk

Franchi Seeds of Italy Ltd

www.seedsofitaly.com

Samosaco (Sim’s Foods Ltd)

www.samosaco.co.uk

The Ludlow Nut Co Ltd

www.ludlownutco.co.uk

Wil’s Smokehouse

www.wilssmokehouse.co.uk

Hodmedod

hodmedods.co.uk

The Parsnipship

www.theparsnipship.co.uk

Chef demonstrations:

THE MARKET HALL

Vicky Jones and Nick Saltmarsh: Bean Magic 11am – 11:45am

Vicky Jones, author of Out of the Pod, and Nick Saltmarsh of Hodmedods prepare a selection of healthy yet delicious snacks to nibble with festive drinks.


Jim Hamilton: Not a Partridge in a Pear Tree noon – 12:45pm

Abergavenny’s Kings Arms Hotel chef, Jim Hamilton will show you how to prepare a quick alternative to the traditional turkey roast.


Angela Gray: Festive French Sweet Treats 1pm – 1.45pm

Angela Gray of the Angela Gray Cookery School at Llanarch Vineyard will demonstrate some French goodies such as Buche de Noel, 12th Night Tart and Golden Pears with praline stuffing, picked up during her time in Paris.


Liz Knight and Rufus Carter: The Canapes Crusaders 2pm -2.45pm

Liz Knight of Forage Fine Foods and Rufus Carter of Patchwork are coming to Abergavenny to put the record straight on canapes being just booze soaker-upper’s.


Jules James: Black Mountain Gold! Chocolate that is… 3pm – 3.45pm

Maitre Chocolatier, Jules James from Black Mountain Gold chocolate in Crickhowell will demonstrate extra special chocolatier skills from how to temper chocolate to making chocolate bars to impress friends over the festive season.

 

PICTURES: Images from Abergavenny Food Festival as thousands attend last day

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Crowds line the streets for Abergavenny Food Festival PICTURE: Huw John Photography

Thousands of people attended the third and final day of Abergavenny Food Festival  today to rub shoulders with world class chefs, join in with tasting sessions and sample the delights of the 220 stallholders along the bustling market streets.

Hemsley + Hemsley were pick of the day with not one but two interactive tasting sessions, showcasing recipes from their new recipe book to 160 attentive festival goers.

The Hemsley sisters weren’t the only ones doing it for the ladies; Observer food rising star, Olia Hercules gave a masterclass in traditional Ukrainian cooking, Gizzi Erskine talked recipes from her new book ‘Healthy Appetite’ and the first ladies of ‘cue, Hang Fire Smokehouse gave away some of their top BBQ tips to a full house.

Newly appointed Chairwoman of the Festival, Melanie Doel said. “Abergavenny food festival has truly established itself as the hub of food debate across Britain. For anyone in the food business, including all the top chefs, Abergavenny was the place to be this weekend.”

Heather Myers, Chief Executive of the Festival added, “A lot of hard-work and dedication goes into organising the Festival and it’s amazing to see that it has all paid off.

“We’d like to thank all the chefs and professionals involved in the masterclasses and demonstrations along with the thousands of people that came to see us this weekend. We hope you had as fantastic a time as we did. Next up is the Christmas Fair on the December 13 and of course, Abergavenny Food Festival 2016.”

Here’s a selection of the tastiest photographs from the festival from photographers Tim Woodier and Huw John:

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Chef Theo Randall PICTURE: Huw John Photography
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Crowds in the Brewery Yard PICTURE: Tim Woodier
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A visitor tries pulled pork PICTURE: Tim Woodier
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Hemsley + Hemsley were pick of the day
PICTURE: Huw John Photography
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Olia Hercules gave a masterclass in traditional Ukranian cooking PICTURE: Huw John

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Sizzling prawns PICTURE Tim Woodier
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Yottam Ottolenghi PICTURE: Tim Woodier
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Tomatoes on sale PICTURE: Tim Woodier
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Raymond Blanc in conversation with Sheila Dillon PICTURE: Huw John Photography

Olives, cheese matured in a mine, and Welsh pancakes – get a flavour of this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival

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The Olive Press’s Zenon Poyiadjo

MARIA WILLIAMS gets a flavour of the first full day of this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival:

Olive seller Zenon Poyiadjo comes to Abergavenny from the wild country of Epirus, Greece, via his base in Ludlow.

He is one of just three stallholders at this year’s Abergavenny Food Festival who were at the original event.

“When I first arrived here, there were stalls for animals behind the Market Hall here,” The Olive Press owner says.

Now, of course, the festival has grown into one of Britain’s biggest food events and has expanded into the Brewery Yard behind the hall, to the castle, Priory, the artisan kitchen school on Baker Street, Chadwick’s Place, Nevill Street and St John’s Square. It is hoped more than 30,000 people will attend this year.

“The thing which has remained the same is the welcome. There was always a great welcome in Abergavenny, and I always felt it was a cultured place,” Mr Poyiadjo says.

As visitors start to stream into the Market Hall, Duffy Sheardown of Duffy’s Chocolates is gearing up for his first Abergavenny Food Festival underneath this year’s art project, the giant goats dangling from the roof.

He and his team have come from Cleethorpes, “We were attracted by the festival’s great reputation,” he says.

The mixture of produce and styles has something for everyone, a great part of the festival’s attraction.

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Visitors in the Market Hall – under the goats

In the Market Hall, just one of the festival’s sites, you can find Welsh ice cream, Turkish delight and other Middle Eastern sweets from London-based Arabica Food and Spice, spirits from Herefordshire’s Chase Distillery, Coedcanlas honeys and marmalades from Pembrokeshire, and meats from the Black Mountains Smokery.

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Turkish delight from Arabica Food and Spice

Chef Simon King, of Restaurant 1861 near Abergavenny, is demonstrating how to cook with wasabi. Once he’s finished his slot, it’s back off to his restaurant for his lunchtime service.

He does, however, have time to show us how to create a side salad for his fish dish with produce from his father-in-law’s garden.

There’s oak leaf lettuce, beetroot leaves, chickweed shoots, marigolds and nasturtiums. A worker lets us smell black vinegar infused with seaweed as the chef completes his dish.

Outside in the Brewery Yard, there’s biltong, cakes, pulled pork, and pancakes with a Welsh flavour at Crempog.

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Loic Moinon sells his Welsh pancakes at Crempog

Breton Loic Moinon, of Llantwit Major’s Crempog, has been coming to the festival for seven years. “It has just got bigger and better,” he says.

“Now, of course, we also have the night market, which means we are busier than ever.”

At Abergavenny Castle, there is entertainment from acts like Abergavenny Borough Band, and somewhere to relax with a real ale in the shadow of the Blorenge mountain.

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The entertainment area at the castle, in the shadow of the Blorenge

For local food businesses, food festival weekend in Abergavenny is an important part of the calendar.

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Susan Fiander-Woodhouse of Blaenafon Cheddar

At Chadwick’s Place, where stallholders selling cheese, wine and spirits gather, Blaenafon Cheddar’s Susan Fiander-Woodhouse is dressed as a pirate – to celebrate Pirate’s Day. She has been coming to the festival for eight years.

“It’s just got better and better,” she says.

“It’s very important to us.”

The firm matures some of its cheddar underground in Big Pit – something which in the past surprised visitors to the festival.

“We had some very posh people who tasted it and said there was no way that could have been matured in a mine,” she says.

“One of the Big Pit guides happened to be in the crowd. He told them: ‘Yes it is, and I take it underground.’ They bought a lot of it!”

Cwm Deri Vineyard from Martletwy, Pembrokeshire, is nearby – visitors are tasting its sloe gin, and buying its liqueurs and wines.

At the Angel Hotel, festival chairwoman Melanie Doel introduces Cyrus Todiwala of Cafe Spice Namaste – which has a stall at Abergavenny Castle. The chef who has been coming to the Monmouthshire event for the past 13 years helped to officially open the festival’s Friday night events.

He says: “Britain is all about great produce, and there is a concentration of that here.

“Abergavenny is all about its welcome and its people. Everyone says hello to you in the street, and all the producers and stallholders have become friends. Abergavenny is just the most amazing place to be.”

The festival continues today and tomorrow.

Tom Kerridge opens Wales’ biggest food festival

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Tom Kerridge in Abergavenny tonight. PICTURE: Huw John Photography

Chef Tom Kerridge opened Wales’ biggest food festival tonight.

The two Michelin-starred chef opened the 2015 Abergavenny Food Festival with an exclusive sneak-peek into his brand new book, Tom’s Table: My Favourite Everyday Recipes, released next week. For the first event of the festival, Kerridge was in conversation with the Telegraph’s Xanthe Clay, speaking to a 300 strong room at the historic Borough Theatre.

Kerridge said: “I’m delighted to be back in Abergavenny and honoured to be opening the festival.”

Heather Myers, chief executive of the festival said: “We’re overwhelmed by the line up we have been able to put together for this weekend and tonight was the perfect start.

“We were absolutely delighted to have Tom join us to open our festival and share his stories with us, giving us a little insight into his work and passions.

“As we expected, his talk was a complete sell-out and the atmosphere was fantastic. We can’t wait for the full programme to kick off tomorrow and welcome thousands of people to our festival.”

There is ticket availability to masterclasses, talks and chef demonstrations during the weekend, as well as general entry wristbands which let you explore the market venues and sample from over 200 producers from Wales and beyond. Tickets can be purchased from the festival box offices on site in Abergavenny.

Tom’s new book Tom’s Table is published on Thursday 24 September (Bloomsbury, £25).

Sample some local gems at Abergavenny Food Festival 2015

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Abergavenny Food Festival’s night market

Tonight marks the start of the biggest event in my home town’s calendar – the Abergavenny Food Festival.

More than 30,000 visitors are set to snack their way through our streets, buy Monmouthshire produce, and sample the best of our hospitality.

If you’re coming, you will be met with a feast of a festival, but there’s so much on offer you might miss out on a few things which we locals benefit from all year round.

That’s why I’m going to tell you how to eat like an Abergavenny local, and show you a few foodie gems. I’ll also give you a few ideas on what to do to see the best of our town between sampling the delights of the food festival.

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For The Love Of Cake

Abergavenny is the home of the coffee shop. There are dozens of them, along the main streets and tucked away in side streets and lanes. You will find the perfect latte or mocha for you. One of my favourites is For The Love Of Cake at 59a Frogmore Street. There is a vintage vibe, and one of its main selling points is the fact it serves Clam’s Handmade Cakes, which are a great local favourite. The cake business grew out of Clam’s coffee house which was established in Abergavenny in 1981. Now from its base outside the town, it has a team of 20 people making hand-made cakes.

The taste of the woodland, pasture, and heath land in Monmouthshire is the essence of the attraction of Skirrid Honey. Makers Les and Jill Chirnside, who are based near the slopes of the Skirrid mountain, have hives around Monmouthshire, and have been making honey for the past 25 years.

Honey is also available on the comb, hand cut from the hive and the by-products are used in candle making and polishes. The couple are also interested in supporting and encouraging beekeepers in developing countries; they do this by giving charitable talks and demonstrations to local groups to raise funds.

Look out for Ty Bryn Cider and apple juice made in the village of Grosmont at Upper House Farm, a working farm which has been farmed by three generations of the Watkins family. The cider is produced from apples grown in grazed orchards.

The juice, from many varieties of apples, some old like ‘Tom Putt’ and some more modern varieties like Dabinett, is pressed on the farm, where it is matured in traditional oak barrels. These are stored in a stone cellar that was built for storing cider back in the 1700’s.

Over the past few years their perry and ciders have won several awards including four consecutive gold awards for the sweetened sparkling bottled cider at the Welsh Championships.

Those looking for Welsh lamb should try Pen-y-Wyrlod lamb which comes from a flock of organic, slow-matured, pedigree black Welsh mountain sheep raised on a 20 hectare upland farm in the shadow of the Skirrid mountain. The lambs are born at the end of March and are fed almost exclusively on herb-rich organic grass until they reach full weight at around 9 to 12 months old.

Llanfoist is home to Sorai sauces, dipping sauces which use chilli to make sauces in a variety of strengths, from mild to hot. And Llanvetherine’s White Castle Vineyard, run by Robb and Nicola Merchant, has wines which are perfect to complement local produce.

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A White Castle Vineyard wine

The five acre vineyard was planted in two phases, May 2009 and May 2010, with six varieties, with a total of 4500 vines. The varieties are Pinot Noir, Regent, Rondo, Seyval Blanc, Phoenix and Siegerrebe.

If you are a tea aficionado, make sure you try Chantler Teas.

The Abergavenny company offers a wide range of high quality loose leaf and herbal teas from around the world. These include well known and occasional rare varieties of teas, such as oolong and white for the discerning tea drinker. Chantler stocks over 40 different types of loose leaf tea including green, white, Oolong and black teas.

Find out about more produce local to our area at madeinmonmouthshire.com.

Take a step back from the crowds and walk from Homes of Elegance around the base of the castle towards the Castle Meadows. Along the way, you’ll discover the Abergavenny Community Orchard.

Abergavenny Area Community Orchards and Gardens CIC was established in September 2011, to take forward community fruit and vegetable growing projects in the area. The group’s long term vision is to establish a series of community gardens, orchards and allotment sites, throughout Abergavenny and its neighbouring areas, serving each neighbourhood and providing people with the opportunity to grow their own food, with all the benefits of exercise, enjoyment and personal sustainability that brings.

If you walk along Tudor Street, which runs parallel to the main street, outside the police station you’ll also see a vegetable bed grown by the Incredible Edible Abergavenny group. The community organisation is an initiative which aims to plant fruit and vegetables in public places for anyone to help themselves. Find out more here https://www.facebook.com/incredibleedibleaber/info?tab=page_info

If you’re looking to walk off the treats from the festival, and get some fantastic views, take the Blorenge mountain road and park near Keeper’s Pond, or further up the mountain at the Foxhunter car park. From either of those, you could walk to the trig point on top of the Blorenge, and look back down over Abergavenny for some excellent views in good weather.

For those who like to do their walking on the flat, drive to the nearby Goytre Wharf (south of Abergavenny on the A4042) where you can stroll along the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal as barges and boats drift past. There’s also a little peace to be had away from the crowds in Linda Vista Gardens, also on Tudor Road.

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A map of the festival

What’s on at the festival:

Tom Kerridge, the Hemsley sisters and Olia Hercules, will be joined by over fifty foodies who will share their culinary passion and expertise, demonstrating everything from baking to foraging, tea tasting to cooking up cultural delicacies.

Raymond Blanc will be appearing in his capacity as President of the Sustainable Restaurant Association. In conversation with Sheila Dillon from BBC Radio 4’s Food and Farming programme, Raymond will explore the roots of his passion for produce, dread of waste and respect for the land. He will reveal how early lessons learned from Maman Blanc have guided him throughout his career as chef and restaurateur – and how only by understanding that food connects with every part of our lives, can we truly secure a future for our food.

Be amongst the first to get your hands on the much-lauded new book by celebrated chef and author, Yotam Ottolenghi. NOPI: The Cookbook. Yotam, alongside his head chef, Ramael Scully, will bring the inventive NOPI ethos to the festival, pushing culinary boundaries.

The Festival line up also boasts Bake-Off champion Frances Quinn guiding you through her unique style of baking; exciting new London trio, The Groundnut Boys demonstrating recipes from their African Heritage with a contemporary twist and Festival favourite Cyrus Todiwala who has been changing perceptions of Indian cuisine since his arrival in the UK from Goa in 1991.

Alongside household names are some demonstrations with a difference; Jon Old from the Wasabi Company will talk visitors through how, from a secret location in the UK, they grow one of the world’s most expensive crops and Mitch Tonks, renowned for his radical career change from accountancy to fishmongering, will be demonstrating recipes from his book The Seahorse, inspired by Italy and the South West of England.

In addition to food, the festival boasts a number of cocktail, foraging and alcohol master classes.  James Chase from Chase Distillery will expertly guide you through spirits, wines and ciders, while author and forager by day, Andy Hamilton presents ‘Wild Booze and Hedgerow Cocktails’ showing you how you can make delicious cocktails from a hedgerow near you.

Heather Myers, Chief Executive of the Festival said: “This year’s line-up is our biggest and best to date and definitely the most varied.

“Whether you want to come along and explore the market, sample produce from over 220 hand-picked stallholders, or watch demonstrations from some of the finest chefs and food adventurers today, there really is something for everyone.”

Local success story Samantha Evans and Shauna Guinn from Hang Fire Smokehouse came to the Festival last year as stallholders and return this year on the bill, since winning BBC Radio 4’s Food and Farming award for Best Street Food 2015.

Sam said: “It’s incredible that just one year on from our first appearance at Abergavenny Food Festival, and just two years since starting this business, we will be standing where our inspirations from the food industry have stood. We’re looking forward to both feeding the Festival goers our brand of Welsh slow and low BBQ and being a part of the Festival over the weekend.”

Shauna added: “This Festival is the highlight of the foodie event calendar and we’re delighted to be included in all aspects of the programme, for the first time, as we share the alchemy of meat smoking.”

Alongside the bursting programme, Festival favourites return including the Night Market, transforming the Lower Brewery Yard into a magical place to eat, drink and hangout. New for 2015, the Festival will introduce the Meat Market, where you’ll find a selection of the best meats and butcher demonstrations Wales has to offer. The new Craft Brewery will create a relaxing area to sample some of Wales’ best-loved craft brews and ciders.

With parties on both tonight (Swing Time at the Castle) and tomorrow (Party at the Castle) evenings, visitors can experience music, dancing and food in the enchanted atmosphere of Abergavenny’s ancient castle.

The Artisan Kitchen School gives a unique opportunity to receive expert tuition first hand, taking your creations home with you. Children can show off their culinary talents at the Food Academy with a weekend of free hands on workshops for over 320 children and activities to tempt the most budding mini-master chef.

Fast becoming an institution of the Festival, Rude Health Rants are back for their seventh year in a row. The team, led by co-founder and chief ranter Nick, are a proudly outspoken gang who aren’t afraid of standing up for real, honest food.

Hundreds of stallholders announced for Abergavenny Food Festival

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Caws Cenarth’s Caws Teifi

The biggest food festival in Wales announced its full list of stallholders today – and here are the tasty food and drink stalls which will line the streets and Market Hall in Abergavenny later this month.

The event which last year drew a crowd of over 31,000 visitors will take place from the festival’s creamery and distillery tours and masterclass on Friday September 18 to the demonstration-packed schedules of Saturday September 19 and Sunday September 20.

Chefs and cooks in the line-up include Raymond Blanc, Gizzi Erskine, James Sommerin, and Frances Quinn.

Tickets are still available for Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc’s masterclass at noon on September 19 (£12), but events such as chef Tom Kerridge’s “in conversation with” night on September 18 at the Borough Theatre have sold out.

Check the list of masterclasses and latest ticket availability here.

Stallholders:

Abergavenny Food
Hallet’s Cider

Beer and cider:

Apple County Cider Co
www.applecountycider.co.uk
Award winning single variety ciders and perry produced in Monmouthshire

Bland’s Cider
www.blandscider.com
Naturally sparkling cider, perry, fruit ciders and Calvados

Brecon Brewing
www.breconbrewing.co.uk
Draught and bottled beer and related products

Butford Organics
www.butfordorganics.co.uk
Organic cider and perry from draught to sparkling bottle

Gregg’s Pit Cider & Perry
www.greggs-pit.co.uk
Real artisan cider and perry made from 100% juice of vintage fruit varieties

Gwatkin Cider Company
gwatkincider.co.uk
Award-winning cider and perry from close to the Welsh Border

Gwynt Y Ddraig Cider
www.gwyntcider.com
Award winning Welsh cider and perry made from freshly harvested fruit

Hallets Cider
www.halletsrealcider.co.uk
Cider and perry

Kingstone Brewery
www.kingstonebrewery.co.uk
Tintern based brewery producing real ales from hearty IPAs to quaffable bitters

Llangollen Brewery
www.llangollenbrewery.com
Hand crafted real ales and lager from the heart of Llangollen

Skyborry Cider and Perry
www.skyborrycider.co.uk
Hand made cider and perry traceable to the orchard and apple variety

The Celt Experience
Celtexperience.com
Craft beer fashioned as an art form for exuberance

The Jacobi Brewery of Caio
www.jacobibrewery.co.uk
Bottled ale

Tudor Brewery
www.tudorbrewery.co.uk
Handmade award winning real ales from a brewery born in Abergavenny

Ty Gwyn Cider
www.tygwyncider.co.uk
Ty Gwyn Cider are one of the region’s best known craft cider producers

Untapped Brewing Company
www.untappedbrew.com
Locally produced, hand crafted real ales from Raglan

Welsh Mountain Cider
www.welshmountaincider.com
Live sulphite free cider, 100% juice. Tough trees grown at altitude

Williams Brothers Cider
www.cider.wales
Hand crafted real cider made by a small family business in Caerphilly

Worley’s Cider
www.worleyscider.co.uk
Multi award-winning whole-juice ciders (still and sparkling)

Wye Valley Brewery
www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk
Excellent quality cask and bottle conditioned beers from Herefordshire

Cheese:

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Caws Cenarth cheeses

Abergavenny Creamery
www.abergavenny.uk.com

Bath Soft Cheese
www.parkfarm.co.uk
Hand made organic award winning cheeses

Bodnant Welsh Food
www.bodnant-welshfood.co.uk
Aberwen cheese range goodie bags and Welsh butter, plus new Caerphilly

Caws Cenarth Cheese
www.cawscenarth.co.uk
Traditional artisan cheesemakers

FLAVOURS of Monmouth
Championing Great British cheese

Godminster
www.godminster.com
Organic vintage Cheddar, Brie, biscuits, chutney, combination gift packs

Homewood Cheeses
www.homewoodcheeses.co.uk
Handmade ewes’ cheeses from Somerset and baked cheesecakes

La Cave a Fromage
www.la-cave.co.uk
Purveyor of farmhouse and artisan cheeses

Lyburn Farmhouse Cheesemakers
www.lyburncheese.co.uk
Cheese made with our own cows’ milk in the New Forest, Hampshire

Neal’s Yard Creamery
www.nealsyardcreamery.co.uk
Hand-moulded artisan cheeses, fresh yoghurts and crème fraîche

Organicwhisky.com & Caws Teifi Cheese
www.damhile.co.uk  / www.teificheese.co.uk
Artisan RAW milk cheese, organic farmhouse micro-distillery whiskies

Snowdonia Cheese Co
www.snowdoniacheese.co.uk

The Blaenafon Cheddar Co
www.chunkofcheese.co.uk
Award winning Welsh hand made cheeses, cheddars and goats cheese

White Lake Cheese

www.whitelake.co.uk
Award winning artisan cheeses handmade on the farm in Somerset

Meat:

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Forest Pig Charcuterie

COOKED AND CURED MEATS

Charcutier
www.charcutier.co.uk
Mangalitsa and pedigree Welsh pig meat

Cowleys Fine Foods
www.cowleysfinefood.com
Dried and smoked meat and tofu, smoked pickles, sauces and peanut butters

Flyford Food Company
www.bighornbiltong.co.uk
Rare breed, grass fed, free range British biltong – ‘Certified Paleo’

Forest Pig Charcuterie
www.Forestpig.com
Award winning salami produced from our own forest reared pigs

Patchwork Traditional Food Company
www.patchwork-pate.co.uk
Handmade artisan pate produced in North Wales

Sam’s Meat Roasts
Home bred and reared Wild Boar X hog roast, Water Buffalo and burgers

The Parsons Nose
www.theparsonsnose.com
Farm-produced, hand-made sausages or beefbugers in a fresh bread roll

The Real Boar Co & Wessex Wild Plum Co

www.therealboar.co.uk / www.wessexwildplumcompany.co.uk
Wild boar and game charcuterie and plum liqueurs

Trealy Farm Charcuterie
www.trealyfarm.com
30+ charcuterie products made in Monmouthshire from free range meats


FRESH MEAT & GAME

Bocaddon Farm Veal
www.bocaddonfarmveal.com
Award-winning, welfare-friendly Cornish veal. Mail order available

Chestnut Meats
www.chestnutmeats.co.uk
Fresh goat and horse meat, home produced burgers, sausages, steaks

G & R Tudge
www.tudge-meats.co.uk
Berkshire pork sausages and burgers, wild venison burgers and raw meats

Glam Lamb
www.glamlamb.co.uk
Luxury lamb burgers

N S James
www.nsjames.co.uk
Rare breeds butcher sourcing all meats from within 15 miles of the shop

Neil Powell Master Butchers
www.neilpowell.co.uk
Gourmet ready to eat food prepared freshly, using local ingredients

Specialist Hog Roast
www.specialisthogroast.co.uk
Enjoy fully traceable homebred Welsh pork with apple sauce and stuffing

spoiltpig
www.spoiltpig.co.uk
Award winning spoiltpig dry cured British bacon produced in Devon

Traditional Welsh Sausage Co
www.edwardsofconwy.co.uk

Welsh Venison Centre
www.beaconsfarmshop.co.uk
We are a local farming family, butchers and farm shop


POULTRY & WILDFOWL

Madgetts Farm Poultry
www.madgettsfarm.co.uk
Free range poultry, serving duck burgers and chicken sausages

Monmouthshire Turkeys
www.monmouthshireturkeys.co.uk
Organic Bronze Turkeys, locally reared, traditionally processed

Fish and seafood:

Black Mountains Smokery
www.smoked-foods.co.uk
Full range of smoked foods with no additives and gourmet gift hampers

cnwd
www.cnwd.co.uk
Pates and terrines made using locally sourced ingredients

Devon Fishcakes
www.devonfishcakes.com
A unique range of delicious gourmet fishcakes, pies and seafood dishes

Fish in a Box
www.fishinabox.co.uk
Home delivery service of FRESH fish.

Mighty Soft Shell Crab

www.themightysoftshellcrab.com

Soft shell crabs and homemade sweet chilli sauce

The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company
www.beachfood.co.uk
Local sea food and foraged ingredients; a menu influenced by different cultures

The Wrap Shack
www.thewrapshack.co.uk
Garlic tiger prawns and samphire, sweet chilli, lime; smoked haddock chowder

BREADS & BAKED GOODS

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Popty Cara bara brith

Alex Gooch Artisan Baker
alexgoochbaker.com
Organic artisan bread using quality ingredients

Baked By Mel
www.barabrith.co.uk
Traditional Welsh tea loaf made with natural wholesome ingredients

Boulangerie de Paris
www.boulangeriedeparis.com
Natural, delicious, wholesome breads

Burren Bread & Preserves
burrenbread@gmail.com
We make a range of soda breads , scones, cakes, chutneys and preserves

Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits
cradocs@btinternet.com
Six delicious savoury biscuit flavours to pair with fine cheeses

Hardwick Hampers
www.hardwickhampers.co.uk
Award winning biscuits and hamper produce. Amazing peanut butter too

Hobbs House Bakery
www.hobbshousebakery.co.uk
Baking handmade bread for everyone since the 1920’s

Nice Bites
Local bakery, homemade bread, Abergavenny Market

Popty Cara
www.poptycara.co.uk
Handmade artisan cakes including bara brith, Welsh cakes, cider cake, etc

Riverside Sourdough
www.riversidesourdough.co.uk
Delicious sourdough bread, vegan and made using organic ingredients


PIES

Brocklebys
www.brocklebys.co.uk
Multi award winning savory, fruit, game and Melton Mowbray pork pies

Harvies
Handmade gluten free and wheat free pies and sweet pastries

Legges of Bromyard
www.leggesofbromyard.com
Homemade Pies

Snowdrop Cottage Fine Foods
snowdropcottagefinefoods.blogspot.co.uk
Pastries

Tom’s Pies
www.toms-pies.co.uk
Tom’s Pies are lovingly handmade in Devon. Lots of delicious fillings

Fruit and vegetables:

A.J and C.I Snell
www.ajandcisnell.co.uk

Court Farm & Leisure
www.courtfarmleisure.co.uk
Fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables

Hughes Fresh Fruit
Fresh pineapples filled with fruit salad, and fresh fruit smoothies

Paul’s Organic Veg
Organic vegetables and fruits grown in Monmouthshire

Riverford Organic
www.riverford.co.uk
Rolling cooking demonstrations using a wide selection of seasonal vegetables

Sea Spring Seeds
www.seaspringseeds.co.uk
Attractive, edible chilli plants, fresh chillies and vegetable seeds

The Onion Man
Breton onions from a bicycle

The Strawberry Stop
www.thestrawberrystop.co.uk
Delicious home grown strawberries and flavoured creams

The Tomato Stall
www.thetomatostall.co.uk
Delicious Isle of Wight tomatoes and tomato inspired products

SAUCES, PICKLES AND CHUTNEYS

Bim’s Kitchen
www.bimskitchen.com
Exotic African-inspired sauces and condiments handmade in North Wales

Claire’s Kitchen
www.claires-kitchen.co.uk
Award winning quality preserves produced at home in small batches

Homemade Country Preserves
www.homemadecountrypreserves.co.uk

Homemade preserves and mustards including diabetic

House of Ceylon
www.houseofceylon.co.uk
Authentic Sri Lankan chutneys and curry pastes, lovingly handmade

Mr Todiwalas
www.cafespice.co.uk
Splendidly spicy and deliciously hot pickles and chutneys

Peperoncino
www.peperoncino.co.uk
Gourmet, hand-made Calabrian-style chilli products made in the uk

Purely Pickled Eggs
www.purelypickledeggs.co.uk
British free range pickled hen and quail eggs in delicious flavours

Sabor de Amor
www.sabordeamor.com
Authentic artisan-made Spanish food with modern and traditional flavours

Scarlett & Mustard
www.scarlettandmustard.co.uk
Producers of dressings, marinades, curds and condiments

Sorai
www.sorai.co.uk
Flavours of Borneo; unique, flavoursome, spicy and versatile sauces

South Devon Chilli Farm
www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk
Delicious handmade Chilli chocolate, preserves and sauces

The Garlic Farm
www.thegarlicfarm.co.uk
Garlic – fresh, smoked, black, seed. Our range of Garlic Goodies

The Preservation Society
www.the-preservation-society.co.uk
Our Candied Jalapenos are truly ‘Life Changing’!

The Tracklement Company
www.tracklements.co.uk
A multi award-winning artisan range of savoury condiments

The Wasabi Company
www.thewasabicompnay.co.uk
Fresh wasabi, ponzu dressings and vinegars, all available to taste

Franchi Seeds of Italy
www.seedsofitaly.com
Franchi vegetable seeds and soaps

Hot Roasted Nuts
hotcookednuts@hotmail.com
Cinammon roasted nuts and Italian licquorice sticks

Ludlow Nut Co
ludlownut.co.uk
Award winning breakfast cereals, nuts, dried fruits and confectionery

Wil’s Smokehouse
www.wilssmokehouse.co.uk
Seriously tasty smoked organic gluten free foods with attitude


HONEY, JAMS & MARMALADES

Coedcanlas
www.coedcanlas.com
Pembrokeshire foods, honeys and marmalades with a Sicilian connection

Hilltop Honey
www.hilltop-honey.com
Raw Welsh honey from the Valleys of Mid Wales

Miranda’s Preserves
www.mirandas-preserves.co.uk
Jams, chutneys, marmalades, jellies and curds – all home made

Radnor Preserves
www.radnorpreserves.com
Exquisite award winning handmade preserves from the Welsh Marches

Seren Foods
www.seren-foods.co.uk
Wine and chili jellies, fish pate and beef jerky

Wye Valley Apiaries
www.wyevalleyhoney.co.uk
Artisan producers of local honey, beeswax based skincare and candles

Herbs, spices and condiments:

Halen Mon
Anglesey Sea Salt

Anglesey Sea Salt Company
www.halenmon.com
Pure and flavoured sea salt PDO from Wales

Forage Fine Foods
www.foragefinefoods.com
A tiny business that makes very big flavours. Wild in a jar

JustIngredients
www.justingredients.co.uk

Kitchen Flowers
www.kitchenflowers.co.uk
Versatile floral jelly, syrup and vinegar, handmade with edible flowers

LittlePod
www.littlepod.co.uk
Vanilla paste, chocolate, coffee extracts, Madagascan vanilla pods, vanilla beer

Petals of the Valley
www.petalsofthevalley.co.uk
Fragrant Welsh rosewater and melt-in-the mouth Welsh “Turkish” delight

The Gourmet Gardener
www.thegourmetgardener.co.uk
Seasonal flavoured condiments

Upton Cheyney Chilli Company
www.uptonchilli.co.uk
UK farmed chilli, award winning chilli sauces, chocolate, and oil

Womersley Fruit & Herb Vinegars
www.womersleyfoods.co.uk
Proud to be returning and with some delightful new flavours to inspire you

Olives and oil:

Arganic
www.myarganic.co.uk
100% pure, cold-pressed, organic argan oil

Avlaki Superb Organic Olive Oils
www.oliveoilavlaki.com
Fresh bottled from pressing, real extra virgin organic olive oils

Cotswold Gold
www.cotswoldgold.co.uk
Rapeseed oil

Fino
Spanish olive oil and balsamic

Olives & Things
Olives, homemade marinades using own-grown herbs and chillies, vine leaves

The Olive Press
www.theolivepress.co.uk
Freshly dressed olives, Mediterranean mezes, extra virgin olive oils

Vegetarian:

Arabica Food & Spice Company
www.arabicafoodandspice.com
Middle Eastern foods – spices,  baklawa and Turkish delight

Gretas Whole Foodies
Vegetarian and vegan burgers, sold hot in organic rolls and frozen in boxes

Handmade Scotch Egg Company
www.handmadescotcheggs.co.uk
Scotch eggs

Hodmedod
hodmedods.co.uk
British-grown beans, peas, quinoa and grains: dry, in cans or roasted

PommePommeFoods
Spicy homemade falafel with fresh mezze salads and relishes

Selwyn’s Crispy Seaweed
www.selwynsseafoods.co.uk
Crispy seaweed snacks

The Cooking Cooks
www.cookingcooks.com
Delicious Italian cuisine, using the freshest ingredients

The Parsnipship
theparsnipship.co.uk
Unique and original vegetarian and vegan foods

CAKES & PATISSERIES 

Gower Cottage Brownies
www.gowercottagebrownies.co.uk
“The best Brownies we have ever tasted.” BBC Good Food Magazine

La Creme Patisserie
www.lacremepatisserie.co.uk
Award winning desserts and Cowin Lush cheesecakes

Little Round Cake Company
www.thelittleroundcakecompany.co.uk
Delicious tweeners (mini layer cakes), meringues, tarts and brownies

Love at First Bake
www.loveatfirstbake.co.uk
Delicious handmade cakes and muffins that defy they’re Gluten Free

Love Patisserie
Lovingly handmade artisan French style sweet pastries and Florentines

Narnas
www.narnaschocolates.co.uk
Belgian chocolate cakes

The Chocolate Brownie Company
www.chocbrownieco.co.uk
Pick n mix boxes of homemade brownies – funky flavours – OMG they’re lush!

The M’hencha Company
www.themhenchacompany.co.uk
Great Taste 3* Award winning exotic Moroccan inspired pastry cakes


CONFECTIONARY

sweet
Black Mountain Gold Chocolates

Barry Colenso Chocolates
www.barrycolenso.co.uk
Delicious chocolates created by Master Chocolatier Barry Colenso

Black Mountain Gold Chocolate
www.blackmountainchocolate.org

Chocolate House
www.chocolate-house.co.uk
A selection of handmade chocolates made in Wales

Cocoa Runners
www.cocoarunners.com
Bean to bar chocolate

Cococaravan
www.cococaravan.com

Fudgeheaven
www.Fudgeheaven.co.uk
Fudge or truffle? You decide. A taste of Heaven made by a little devil

Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn
Try over 40 flavours of their Great Taste Award-winning popcorn!

NOMNOM Chocolate
www.nomnom.cymru
Chocolate bars, relentless wonder, milk, magic and mischief

Sciolti Botanical Chocolates
www.scioltichocolates.com
International artisan chocolatier

The Raw Chocolate Pie Company
www.rawchocpie.co.uk
Sugar free, dairy free, gluten free and delicious

Welsh Confection
www.etsy.com/uk/shop/TheWelshConfection
Handmade marshmallow, brittles, honeycomb and praline


ICE CREAM

Cowpots
www.cowpotsicecream.co.uk
Ice cream and soft cheeses made with jersey cows milk

Rowlestone Farmhouse Ice cream
www.rowlestonecourt.co.uk
Ice cream made from our cows milk and cream, and fantastic fruit sorbet

Shepherds Ice Cream
www.shepherdsicecream.co.uk
Delicious coffee and gelato-style ice cream made with whole sheep’s milk

The Hive Aberaeron Honey Ice Cream
www.thehiveaberaeron.com
The Hive, Aberaeron offering delicious Honey Ice Cream

Wild Fig
www.wildfigfarm.co.uk
Award winning ice creams and fruit sorbets


PUDDINGS & DESSERTS

Churros Con Chocolate
www.facebook.com/lovelychurros
Delicious Spanish doughnuts served with luxurious hot chocolate sauce!

The Pudding Shop
Steamed sweet and savoury puddings

The Pudding Wagon
A selection of delicious homemade puddings to eat now or take home

NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

Breckland Orchard
www.brecklandorchard.co.uk
Award winning gently carbonated Posh Pop, made with passion – Enjoy!

Rocket Juice
www.rocket-juice.co.uk
Making and selling fresh juice and crispy Welsh seaweed

Shocka’s Coconut Hub
shockascoconuthub@gmail.com
Freshly chopped coconut water alongside alcoholic Shocktails mix

The Fresh Lemonade Co
Fresh lemonade and cocktails!

The Lemonade Lady
Freshly squeezed lemonade

Yarty Cordials
www.yartycordials.com
Britain’s premium hand crafted cordials, vinegars and food rubs


SPIRITS & LIQUERS

Amanda Jane’s of Anglesey & Adamson’s of Anglesey
www.amandjanesofanglesey.co.uk
Fruit and herb flavoured vinegars, real ales, fruit gins and vodkas

British Cassis
www.britishcassis.co.uk
Alcoholic fruit mixers made using locally sourced fruit juice

Chase Distillery
www.chasedistillery.co.uk
Spirits grown, distilled and bottled on one family run farm in Herefordshire

Gibson’s Organic Liqueurs
gibsonsorganic.co.uk
Award winning organic fruit liqueurs from the Cotswolds

The Shack Revolution
www.theshackrevolution.co.uk
Cracking cocktails and fresh juices

Tipsy Fruit Gins
www.tipsyfruitgins.co.uk
Gin, vodka and rum based liqueurs

Warner Edwards Distillery
www.warneredwards.com
Award winning dry, sloe, elderflower and rhubarb gins


TEA & COFFEE

CC’s Coffee Bar
Speciality coffees, hot chocolates and teas

Chantler Teas
www.chantlerteas.co.uk
Premium ethically sourced loose leaf tea including own Welsh blends

Comins Tea House
www.cominsteahouse.co.uk

Sherston Tea Company
www.sherstontea.com
Award winning teas and tisanes

Tea People
www.teapeople.co.uk
Natural whole leaf teas and herbal infusions from a social enterprise

The Angel Hotel
www.angelabergavenny.com
Fresh coffee and cakes

Welsh Coffee Company
www.welshcoffee.com
Fresh roasted speciality coffee, roasted by Welsh Dragons!


WINE

Bordeaux Undiscovered
www.bordeaux-undiscovered.co.uk
High quality French wine assortments at affordable prices

Cwm Deri Vineyard
www.cwm-deri.co.uk
Welsh wines, mead and liqueurs all made at our Pembrokeshire vineyard

Emilia
www.emiliauk.london
Quality truly Italian wines

Franciacorta
www.franciacorta.net/en/
Wine tastings from the Franciacorta region in Italy.  Ticketed events

Frome Valley Vineyard
www.fromevalleyvineyard.co.uk
Delicious sparkling, white and rose English wines from Herefordshire

Moreno Wines & Gilbies
www.gilbies.co.uk
Specialist suppliers of Spanish wines and craft beers

Supercherry
www.supercherry.co.uk
Italian sour cherry wine, sour cherries, cherry Acquavite and liqueurs

Viader Vintners
viader.co.uk
Independent fine wine merchant, est. 2001

Street food:

AaHaan Thai
www.aahaanthai.com

American Street Food Limited
facebook.com/dixiekitchenUK
Griddled bratwurst baps with Hawaiian coleslaw, chilli and southern barbecue sauce

Boontatoo Thai food
Fresh cooked Thai food by Boontatoo Thai restaurant in Abergavenny

Café Spice Namaste
www.cafespice.co.uk
Authentic Indian street food from Goa, Hyderabad and Kashmir

Dusty Knuckle Pizza Company
enquiries@dustyknucklepizzacompany.co.uk
Wood fired pizza

Earth Ovens
www.earthovens.co.uk
Authentic pizzas cooked in a wood-fired earth oven

Hang Fire Smokehouse
www.hangfiresmokehouse.com
Authentic American Barbecue

Meat And Greek
info@meatandgreek.co.uk
Traditional Greek Cypriot BBQ – Souvlaki

Rule of Tum
www.aruleoftum.com
Burgers and other treats, local and seasonal ingredients with provenance

Sir Ollie’s
www.sirollies.co.uk
Griddled sandwich of 12 hour ox cheek, thyme confit onions and emmental

The Cheese Truck
www.thecheesetruck.co.uk
Buying direct from the farm, dishes to celebrate great British cheese

The Poffertjes Co
www.poffertjes.co.uk
Gorgeous Dutch waffles served from a romantic vintage tram

The Spanish Buffet
www.thespanishbuffet.co.uk
Paella, tapas, sangria, chorizo, Spanish products

The Welsh Creperie Co
www.thewelshcreperie.co.uk
Delicious sweet and savoury crepes from the authentic Welsh creperie