Can pizza be on a Cardiff Tasting Tour – absolutely? They say Wales is Italy with a umbrella – as the Welsh and Italians love singing, chatting, ice cream and pizza! There are now eight tasting stops on Loving Welsh Food's Cardiff Tasting Tour including the most delicious pizzas at the newest venue Ffwrnes Pizza in Cardiff.

Pizza tastings include Sobrasada - pizza bianco (without tomato sauce), made with Fior di latte, parmigiano Reggiano, Sobrasada (spicy soft spreadable chorizo) from Trealy Farm in Monmouthshire and the pizza is finished with some Cardiff honey. Ffwrnes pizza dough is traditional Neapolitan, always homemade and topped with San Marzano tomatoes, a must for true Neapolitan pizza. The toppings come from a variety of brilliant producers that span the length and breadth of Wales and the pizza is cooked to perfection in 90 seconds within the fiery Ffwrnes (furnace – wood-fired oven). 

Also on the Cardiff Tasting Tour menu is tea, bara brith & laverbread scones , Welsh cheese & charcuterie, Welsh beer and cider, laverbread & cockles, faggots and  warm welshcakes. Other tasting venues include Pettigrew Tea Rooms, Wally’s Deli and Kaffeehaus, The Cottage Pub, Ashtons Fishmongers, Market Deli, Fabulous Welshcakes and Bar44.

The tour itself is a great way to experience Cardiff, whilst tasting Welsh food and drink, learning some history and enjoying good company with an experienced guide. The best part is - no lunch is required!

Our tour guide was called Ieuan, and he was brilliant. Very knowledgeable and full of historical anecdotes about the beautiful city of Cardiff. The food and drink stops were excellent. No rush to get through to the next destination, just the right pace for the day. Many thanks. Very highly recommended for people visiting the city but also those who are familiar with Cardiff but think of them self as a bit if a foodie.”

Loving Welsh Food offers public and private tours in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. This includes the Cardiff Tasting Tour and Cardiff Lunch & Landmarks Tour. Tours are also available in French, Italian, German as well as English and Welsh.

Cardiff Tasting Tours run every Friday and Saturday from 1030 to 1400 hours from Cardiff Castle.

For more info go to the Loving Welsh Food website.


Published 9 May 2019

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