South Caernarfon Creameries is Wales’ leading farmer owned dairy co-operative
A open day was held on Saturday, 7th July to celebrate the 80th anniversary of South Caernarfon Creameries and it was a huge success with hundreds walking through the gate.
Members of the public were able to see the entire cheese making
process including learning how the milk is turned into cheese, matured
and packed ready for distribution its range of customers.
They were given guided tours of the plant including visiting one
long-term cheese storage warehouse where 5,000 tonnes of cheese is
matured at a precise temperature of eight degrees centigrade, before it
is graded then moved on for cutting.
Other highlights included a pop-up shop selling limited edition Welsh Cavern Cheddar
and Oinc Oink Cheese Sausages, a hog roast, cookery demonstrations
using Dragon cheese and local produce, a refreshments marquee suppored
by Llangybi Young Farmers Club, kids’ corner, milk a cow experience,
face-painting, picnic area, tombola, and a duck race with the first
prize of a family day at Llechwedd where the Slate Cavern Cheddar is
Carys Davies attended the open day with her sons, Iori Dafydd Davies,
10 and 8 year-old Ceiri Tudor Davies. Her husband, Malcolm Davies is a
member of the co-operative, who produces milk from Nyffryn Farm, in
Dinas, near Pwllheli.
Carys said: “The open day is a great way for the local community to
join in the celebrations and be part of an important anniversary and the
boys have had a brilliant time. It’s been fun, educational and of
course we’ve also been lucky enough to taste the best cheeses in Wales.”