Cywain at the Royal Welsh Show

24 July 2014

Cywain project was spearheaded by Menter a Busnes set up to bring added value to primary produce within the agriculture sector.  The project has received funding through the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

In addition, new companies and produce that will be launching or are recently launched will be selling and offering tasting sessions at Cywain Agri and Cywain Fisheries stalls at the Food Hall. They include:

Cwt Mwg, Dulas, Anglesey

Barcut Veal, Llangernyw, near Llanrwst, Conwy

VDeli, Llangain, Carmarthen

Cwm Farm, Pontardawe, Swansea

Selective Seafoods, Tudweiliog, Llŷn

Dylan's Restaurant, Menai Bridge, Anglesey

The Pembrokeshire Beachfood Company



Background and Timetable for producers at the Royal Welsh Show Food Hall


Cywain Agriculture


Monday – Cwt Mwg, Dulas, Anglesey


Cwt Mwg, Anglesey is a new company that produces traditionally smoked fish and meats. The company also offers its traditional smoking service to other companies’ products, to add value to core products. The same company is responsible for producing quality goat cheese and butter, Y Cwt Caws, which is well established and has received numerous national awards over the years. A family run company producing from their home home Cors-yr-Odyn, Dulas, Anglesey.


At the Show on Monday, the company will create a goats cheese roulade with smoked salmon, served on a wheat biscuit with Cwt Caws speciality butter.


Tuesday – Barcut Veal, Llangernyw near Llanrwst, Conwy


A brand new company founded in May 2014 producing local rosé veal. The veal is a low-fat meat containing half the fat found in beef, and in popular demand abroad. This is a brand new partnership initiative between two neighbouring farm businesses who saw a gap in the market to provide calf meat from local farms, adding value to a product. The calves, reared indoors to stringent welfare standards, are sent to a local slaughterhouse. The two families, Bryn Barcut and Dolwen Fawr are proud of the product – succulent and tender Welsh pink meat. The company also takes pride in the fact that food production offers very low food miles.


At the Show on Tuesday, Barcut Veal will create rosé veal kebabs served with salad. Rose veal ready to be cooked, will also be available to buy.



Wednesday - VDeli, Llangain, Carmarthen


Vegetarian food products VDeli is the creation of Lisa Rees of Contempo Catering, Llangain in Carmarthen. The principle of the company is to stay true to creating homemade food using fresh local and artisan ingredients. The company began experimenting with Glamorgan sausages in 2013 and soon afterwards VDeli was developed. Within the range of VDeli sausages, four different flavours can be purchased at the Show this year:

original Glamorgan sausage

chilli, butternut and goat cheese sausage

Mediterranean sausage

parsnip and parmesan sausage

There will be an opportunity to taste the different varieties of vegetarian sausage at the Show with chutney and other condiments.



Thursday - Cwm Farm, Pontardawe, Swansea


Farmers Ruth and Andrew Davies of Cwm Farm, Pontardawe near Swansea take great delight in the traditional breeds. Their brand new product, 'beer sticks’ are a delicious snack, created with pork reared on their family farm. The snack is delicious and is traditionally eaten with beer, where the name is derived. The couple has already won several national awards for its pork burgers, but at the Show on Thursday, the 'beer sticks will be launched to the world, available in three different flavours. Cwm Farm will also be selling other products, smoked sausages and pork reared at the home farm. The recipes for the products are completely unique.



Cywain Fisheries


Monday & Tuesday - Selective Seafoods, Tudweiliog, Llŷn and Dylan's Restaurant, Menai Bridge, Anglesey


Mary White and Gareth Griffiths are the owners of Selective Seafoods working from their small unit in Tudweiliog, Llŷn. They are passionate about fish and are proud to be the connecting thread between local fishermen on Lleyn Peninsula and restaurants and customers throughout north Wales. They buy a variety of fish and crab from Lleyn Peninsula fishermen and sell them across the region. They also prepare and sell ready meals such as fish pie and fish lasagne to local companies.


At the Show, samples of local Llŷn crabs will be available to sell and taste.



A well known restaurant sitting on the Menai River’s edge on Anglesey, 'Dylan's' has just launched a brand new range of sauces to accompany fish. Following the success of the restaurant, which prides itself in creating a homely atmosphere for families and visitors alike to enjoy good food and produce, Dylan's chefs decided to share their kitchen secrets. The company hopes to sell the sauces, which are professionally packaged, to food companies in the area. Dylan's Restaurant is responsible for organising the Menai Seafood Festival annually in May and the company is working hard in the area to promote seafood.


On the stand, samples of different sauces will be available to taste served in local mussels. There will also be an opportunity to buy the sauces.



Wednesday & Thursday - The Pembrokeshire Beachfood Company


Pembrokeshire Beachfood was founded by Jonathan Williams back in 2010. He travelled across the country selling seafood at markets, events and festivals before opening a small seaside café, 'cafe môr’ - created from driftwood and old wood. The cafe has now expanded into a fleet of cafes and the company continues to travel from place to place selling delicious seafood. The company sells cakes made with laverbread, butter made with laverbread or seaweed and Welshman’s caviar! The company will also be selling a new product in conjunction with Halen Môn, ‘Mermaid Confetti’ a delightful mixture of salt and laverbread used as a condiment.


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