TIM WYNNE REVIEWS THE GREAT TASTE FOOD AWARDS 2018

I’ve often thought about what it might take to eat my way around an entire country. Luckily for me the cabinet secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths AM, had the same idea. Also luckily for us, for convenience, she decided to make the best of Welsh Entries into the 2018 Great Taste Awards right at home in Cardiff Bay’s St David’s Hotel.

The event, hosted by broadcaster Nigel Barden, brought a massive 110 products for us to try and for those of you with a smaller appetite or much less free time, I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourites.

Teifi Cheese is the one that had my own father the most envious. For years now, every Christmas he’s received this as a gift from work. The beautifully crafted table cheeses are a must for anyone who’s looking to take a dish a step further. If you’re indecisive on which one to choose, of their many varieties, The Celtic Promise is a firm favourite of both my Dad and my old housemate. Leah described it to me as being both “flavourful and lovely and mild at the same time.”