Local Food and Drink in Wales

Welsh Traditional Food some must try foods while in Wales.

History

Welsh Rarebit

This is not a rabbit but is best described as a Welsh version of Cheese on Toast. Welsh Rarebit is made by mixing cheese with a combination of these ingredients: Ale, Mustard, Paprika, Cayenne, Pepper, Worcestershire sauce, Beaten eggs, Milk and Salt and Pepper. The cheese mixture is poured onto toasted bread and baked / grilled until the topping is melted, oozing and golden. A variation is topped with a fried egg is known as ‘Buck Rarebit’ and the addition of tomato gives you a dish called ‘Blushing Bunny.’

Laverbread

Laverbread

Laverbread is known as either ‘Welshman’s caviar’, a luxurious seaweed dish. Normally mixed with oatmeal, fried and often served with toast, cockles and bacon. It’s a great addition to a Full Breakfast. Laverbread is very good for the healthy-eating-types should note that it contains blood-purifying levels of iron.

Welsh Cakes

Welsh Cakes

Similar to scones, but cake containing dried fruit and spices, which normally includes nutmeg and ginger. Rather than being cooked in the oven, a griddle should be used to cook Welsh Cakes, hence their alias name, Griddle Cakes. Welsh Cakes can be made with different flavours and served either hot or cold.

Glamorgan Sausages

Glamorgan Sausages

Glamorgan Sausages are a traditional Welsh delicacy made with leeks, seasoning, mustard, herbs cheese and breadcrumbs. The Glamorgan cheese that gave the sausages their name no longer exists so is now made with Caerphilly cheese.

Bara Brith

Bara Brith

Great with afternoon tea, a traditional fruit cake with a unique flavour. Bara Brith translates to ‘speckled bread.’ Made with dried fruit and spices, particularly tasty when spread with some top-quality Welsh butter. No visit to Wales is complete without at least one brith encounter.

Caerphilly Cheese

Caerphilly Cheese

Caerphilly cheese is a special Welsh cheese originating in the town of Caerphilly. This cheese is a white mild cheese with a slightly salty taste and a crumbly quality.

Welsh Lamb

Welsh Lamb

Wales is really famous for its lamb, which is mostly because the sheep have immaculate green surroundings to live in, creating flavour and texture that is second to none. Welsh lamb is some of the best lamb in the world.

Crempogs

Crempogs

Crempogs tend to be served hot, piled into a stack and drizzled with butter and honey in a manner as pleasing to the eye as it is infuriating to your dietician. Moreover, ‘crempog’ is one of the most purely enjoyable words to say out loud in any language.

Welsh Whisky

Welsh Whisky

As of today you will find 6 whiskey producers in Wales producing an ever growing range of fine Whiskeys.

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