Carmarthenshire has produced some of Wales’ most inventive, iconic and legendary products.
Put together an all-star picnic, starting with Carmarthen Ham from bustling Carmarthen Market; it’s said that the cheeky ancient Romans pinched the recipe and 'invented' Parma Ham… regardless of who got there first, the Welsh version is buonissimo and was recently awarded European Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status! Next pick up Etta’s Royal Cake, which Prince Charles tried (and failed) to obtain the secret recipe for - instead he ordered several cakes for Christmas and one for his wedding to Camilla Parker-Bowles. You may spy sewin at the market, as well as on menus throughout the county: this fish has been caught the same way for centuries, by coracle fishermen who wait for seven stars to appear in the sky before setting out in their round-bottomed boats. What’s a picnic without cheese? Discover Caws Cenarth and the Carmarthenshire Cheese Company; both producers offer fantastic visitor experiences and sell their cheeses on-site. Caws Cenarth’s creamy Golden Cenarth won the coveted title of Supreme Champion at the British Cheese Awards.
Indulge in legendary Welsh creations on dedicated food trails. Cawl is a hearty soup, traditionally made using mutton or lamb from the Black Mountains, plus Wales’ national vegetable, the mighty leek; head on the Cawl Crawl to try everything from cawl served with gin-infused bread to a deconstructed version of the dish! Prefer something sweet? Take on the legendary Cake Adventure; one of the stop-offs is Cowpots, whose Jersey cows are responsible for the creamiest ice-cream around.