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Welsh salami producer scores ‘olympic’ gold

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In recent years, the number of businesses in Wales which have diversified into premium cured meats has been on the rise.

Now, Cwm Farm Charcuterie of Pontardawe has been recognised on an international level by judges at a prestigious Greek competition, scooping a gold medal for their top-quality salami based on local ingredients – laverbread and their own rare-breed porc.

Cwm Farm’s Ruth Davies submitted four of their products for judging by a prestigious panel of chefs and food experts at the Olymp Food Awards in Athens.

In addition to capturing a gold medal with laverbread salami, the Swansea Valley company also scooped a silver for their new product of salami crisps, as well as bronzes for both leek salami and port-infused black pudding.

Ruth Davies said: “We’re very proud to have been awarded these prizes by an international panel of judges, from among thousands of entries.

“We’ve invested in expanding the business and new innovative products, but without losing the quality that’s at the heart of what we do, and it’s great to see this pay dividends.”

Huge congratulations to Ruth and the team at Cwm Farm!

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