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Welsh food and drink

We love our food in Wales, and so we should. We pride ourselves on supplying some of the finest produce in the world. Our landscape reflects freshness, quality and variety. Fresh, local and organic are words you’ll often hear to describe the food available here today. There’s meat fresh from the farm, fish fresh from the coast and vegetables dug up that morning. 

Try our modern recipes that use some of our delicious produce, such as Welsh lamb. We are also rightly fond of our traditional favourites like Welsh Cakes, a type of scone cooked on a stove-top griddle. And we think there’s nothing quite like the treat of a Welsh afternoon tea with Bara Brith (which translates as speckled bread), a wonderful sticky fruitcake served sliced and smothered in butter.

Laverbread, not actually bread at all but seaweed, is often fried into crisp patties with eggs, bacon and fresh cockles for a traditional Welsh breakfast. Several of our products including laverbread,  Welsh lamb and beef have protected food status.

Explore some of the links below to find out more about our produce in Wales and our food events and festivals.

Welsh cheese
Caerphilly is probably Wales' best known cheese export but we're also pretty good at soft cheese, blue cheese, flavoured cheese, goats cheese.....
Welsh meat
World famous Welsh Black Beef and Welsh Mountain lamb top menus in pubs and restaurants all over Wales.
Picture of Cockles in Swansea Market
Welsh fish and seafood
The seas surrounding Wales give us a variety of products including cockles, mussels, fresh fish and laverbread.
bottles of whiskies
Welsh drink
Welsh drinks are sold world wide. Traditional Welsh Perry and Traditional Welsh Cider are the latest Welsh products to be awarded protected status by the European Commission.
Spiced rack of lamb with tahini aubergines.JPG
Recipes from Wales
Our recipes include Welsh lamb and some delicious desserts for you to try using Welsh ingredients.
Welsh markets
Welsh markets are great places to pick up fresh and local produce.