South Caernarfon Creameries is Wales’ leading farmer owned dairy co-operative
Royal Welsh Show 2016
The Royal Welsh Show is an important date in our calendar, providing
an opportunity to meet with members, customers and industry contacts.
This year, we also welcomed the entrepreneurs of tomorrow when we
showcased slate-inspired accompaniments designed by local children from
Earlier this year we were approached by the Pwllheli-based school to
help on a project intended to educate the primary-school children about
business and marketing. The project, which the pupils decided to call
‘Menter Llechan Lan’, has been the focus of the school’s summer term.
The school children spent months designing and liaising with Cerrig
slate, to devise a range of slate products. They settled on a slate
cheeseboard to be used with our own Slate-Aged Cheddar. This cheese is
transported from our Chwilog base to the Llechwedd Slates Caverns in
Blaenau Ffestiniog and left to mature 500 feet underground, in what is
believed to be in the steepest mining maturation caverns. The Slate-Aged
Cheddar is available under our Dragon brand from stores across Wales
and nationally in Lidl.
The pupils returned to our offices in June to present their designs
in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style forum, with the successful prototypes being
made into finished goods that were displayed and available to buy at our
stand in the Food Hall at The Royal Welsh Show.
Linda Lewis-Williams, Product Development said “We were
delighted to work with Pentreuchaf School and help the entrepreneurs of
the future. They really took on board our requirements and embraced the
project. We were really impressed with their creativity and approach. We
were so pleased to have some of the finished cheeseboards at the Royal
Welsh Show and they really helped to showcase our Slate Cavern-Aged
The project proved extremely popular at the show, sparking attention
from Radio 2’s resident foodie Nigel Barden and also S4c’s Heno crew.