Open Day

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 aged.

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.”