Carmarthenshire Cake Adventure
Enjoy a 52 mile cycle trail of Carmarthenshire’s sweet hot spots on a clockwise circular journey. The whole adventure can be done in one day but cyclists may want longer to enjoy the scenery and to sight see. There is the option of course to just choose sections of the trail.
Clwydian Range Food Trail, Denbighshire
An exciting way to discover the gastronomic delights of the scenic Clwydian Range, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The trail will take you through some of the most spectacular views in the Clwydian Range from Loggerheads through the picturesque market towns of Ruthi, Denbigh and beyond.
Fishing and Foraging Wales, Pembrokeshire
Guided lure angling for bass and other species or search for shellfish and seaweed or fungi and edible plants. The treasures that you will find in Pembrokeshire and the Gower paired with local ingredients are then prepared or cooked to a very high standard over open flames during the spring, summer and autumn.
Loving Welsh Food, Cardiff
Loving Welsh Food offer a variety of food and drink tours, safaris, cooking workshops and presentations for individuals and groups. Personalised tours can also be arranged. The Cardiff tasting tour, which runs every Friday, takes in the sites, smells and tastes around the capital city calling into specialist food producers and retailers. It’s also a good way to get to know the city. All tours can be offered in Welsh, French, Italian, Spanish and German on request.
Taste Trail Ceredigion
The county of Ceredigion has some of our best farming country backed by a cracking coastline. Plan a trail with the Taste Trail Map which includes organic producers, chocolatiers, cheese-makers, foragers, crab fishers, farm shops, and a brewery to name but a few.
Wild About Pembrokeshire
Choose a course to learn about wild produce, and the lanes, green byways and coastline around the historic Cathedral City of St Davids. No walk or course is the same because of the different ingredients each season offers. There will be lots of fun experimenting with different flavours and discovering all sorts of weird bits of information whilst enjoying Pembrokeshire's glorious scenery.
Cookery schools and workshops
The country is a melting pot of fresh and varied ingredients, and some of the country's top chefs are opening up their kitchens to pass on top tips to culinary-minded travellers.
Angela Gray at Llanerch Vineyard, Vale of Glamorgan
Angela Gray is a food writer, food consultant and former chef to the rich and famous including Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. She has appeared on many foodie programmes on BBC radio and TV, written food related articles for newspapers and magazines and has also written a number of books. Angela’s cookery school at Llanerch Vineyard offer an exciting programme of courses and events including one day courses, skill builders, masterclasses, cookstart academy, Saturday Morning Kitchen, lunch club, chef nights, special events, Weber Grill academy and bespoke events. The vineyard also offers 5 star accommodation with 11 rooms, a bistro cafe and bar and vineyard tours.
The Culinary Cottage, Monmouthshire
The Culinary Cottage is located near the market town of Abergavenny, overlooking the Black Mountains in The Brecon Beacons National Park. Penny Lewis offers a range of cookery courses including 1-5 days residential courses, one day courses and speciality courses. The 150 year old country cottage offers 4-star accommodation with 3 rooms. Courses are restricted to small numbers to ensure that everyone gets involved.
The Drovers Rest, Powys
The Drovers Rest Restaurant has a cooking school in Llanwrtyd Wells, Mid Wales, with courses exploring traditional Welsh cooking as well as contemporary tastes and techniques. They range from a few hours to several days and includes dinner parties, everyday cooking, patisserie day, Welsh cooking day and vegetarian dishes using sustainable local food.
Llys Meddyg, Pembrokeshire
Llys Meddyg is located in the small town of Newport in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is offering annual foraging workshops. It includes a great introduction to the seashore, woodland and hedgerow foraging and a hands-on experience in the kitchen. Courses include forage and feast days; introduction to the art of butchery; smoking and curing for pork, game and fish; preserving wild foods; fishing and shooting.
Markets, festivals and home hosted dinners
A great way to find out about food in Wales is to visit a local Farmer’s market. Many locations throughout Wales have farmers markets where you can buy food direct from producers.
Food Festivals Wales
Food Festivals Wales’s culinary calendar, which represents a celebration of the great flavours of Wales, has over 40 food festivals taking place throughout the year. Festivals are a great opportunity to taste, talk about and buy the best local produce available directly from the farmer or food producer.
Home hosted dinners
A great way to enjoy home cooked meals with local people so that your guests can experience Welsh food with Welsh families and learn about life in Wales. Home hosted dinners run by Donna Goodman, a Blue Badge Guide, are currently available in North Wales for groups of 6+.
Email Donna for more information.