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Monmouthshire gets ready for its Food Festival at Caldicot Castle (June 4th-5th)

Monmouthshire gets ready for its Food Festival at Caldicot Castle (June 4th-5th)

IF BUYING LOCAL is important to you then food doesn’t get more local than at Monmouthshire Food Festival, which takes place from Saturday 4th June to Sunday 5th June at Caldicot Castle. Head to the Producers Market where you can buy a beer that’s been brewed just 1.5 miles away. You’ll also find bread baked just a a few miles away in the village of Redwick, as well as a range of local farmhouse cheddars, craft ciders, charcuteries and 46 different varieties of tea – all prepared just minutes from the festival.

This year, Monmouthshire Food Festival welcomes Chris Harrod of the Whitebrook Restaurant with Rooms who will be preparing his original fine cuisine made with local produce. A Michelin star chef, Chris also cooks with freshly foraged herbs and plants thanks to expert forager Henry Ashby. Henry will also take to the stage to talk about his unique method of sourcing food.

Jessica from Baked on Green Street, Caldicot

Jessica from Baked on Green Street, Caldicot

As well as food demonstrations and talks, Monmouthshire Food Festival will offer delicious food and drink to try and buy. The Look and Learn Theatre features masterclasses, tutored tastings, talks and demonstrations.

For chocaholics, Jules James – the award winning Master Chocolatier from Black Mountain Gold – will give a tutored tasting on how to choose the perfect chocolate. Samosaco will treat you to an Indian cookery demonstration and you can learn how to make bread with master baker Bill King.

The charity Guide Dogs Cymru will offer you the chance to get up close to a guide dog or puppy and find out more about their vital work. Guide dog owners will also take a leading role in cookery demonstrations, showing how blind and partially sighted people prepare mouth-watering meals from scratch. Younger visitors to the Children’s Quarter can put on a blindfold and try their hand at buttering bread, making jam sandwiches and preparing juice drinks. For a brief insight into living with sight loss, take a blindfold walk in the Sensory Tunnel.

Lots of activities for children at the Monmouthshire Food Fest!

Lots of activities for children at the Monmouthshire Food Fest!

Ever wondered how beehives work? There will also be team from Gwent Beekeepers showing just how critical bees are to our food supplies and how we can all help to support a healthy bee population. Look out for their talks in the Look and Learn Theatre and the “Bee Experience” in the Children’s Quarter.

Charlotte Greig of Monmouthshire Food Festival says: “Once again a team from Monmouthshire Youth Service will be hosting the Children’s Quarter. They will have lots of activities for young foodies to enjoy with one or two surprises!”

 

Mr Pheasant’s bird-ict: I'm on the lookout for some summer recipes for the family and Monmouthshire Food Festival sounds the perfect place to look!

Mr Pheasant’s bird-ict: I’ll be on the lookout for some summer recipes for the family and Monmouthshire Food Festival sounds the perfect place to look!

Have fun!

Venue details for Monmouthshire Food Festival are: Caldicot Castle, Church Road, Caldicot NP26 4HU

Date: June 4th-5th 2016

 

 

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