Royal Welsh Launch

South Caernarfon Creameries New Dragon Cheddar was developed in partnership with Llechwedd Slates Caverns. This was officially launched at the Royal Welsh Show 21 – 24 July 2014. The Creamery has adopted a very traditional maturing method with the cheese being transported from their Chwilog base to the Slate Cavern in Blaenau Ffestiniog and left to mature 500 feet underground.

This maturation process, believed to be in the steepest mining maturation caverns, adds unique characteristics to the cheese; a firmer body and depth of flavour with rich savoury notes. Visitors to the Royal Welsh Show were able to taste the cheddar for themselves as South Caernarfon Creameries’ held tastings throughout the day from their stand in the Food Hall. The feedback was very positive.

The cheese, is presented in a 200g pack under South Caernarfon Creameries’ own Dragon brand and was available to buy at the show and will also be on sale at Anglesey Show 12-13 August and Denbighshire and Flint Show 21 August. The cheese is now also stocked at Llechwedd Slate Cavern.

“We have worked in partnership with Llechwedd Slate Caverns in the development of this new cheese; being produced at our cheese making facility in Chwilog and then matured deep in the mine at Blaenau Ffestiniog. The whole process really does highlight our Welsh Heritage” explains Alan Wyn-Jones, Managing Director at South Caernarfon Creameries. “The Royal Welsh Show provided us with a platform to showcase the new cheese. We are very pleased with the fabulous eating quality of the cheese and more so pleased with the feedback offered by the consumers at the show.”