Will you be enjoying the taste of Monmouthshire?

This summer, two food festivals will be taking place in Monmouthshire that will tickle your taste buds and delight your senses.  Most people will have heard of or visited the Monmouthshire Food Festival, which this year is being held on 2-3 June, but we wanted to look closer at a new festival coming this August, which looks equally as exciting.

Taste of Monmouthshire

Held in the stunning Grade 1 listed Shire Hall in the heart of the scenic Wye Valley, this boutique festival aims to celebrate the finest food and drink on offer from Monmouthshire and neighbouring counties.

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Held on 18-19 August, you will find everything from Monmouthshire brewed beer, scrummy chocolate brownies, hand-crafted 100% juice cider, ice cream made from cream and milk from Jersey cows grazed on lush long Monmouthshire grass, and delicious gourmet burgers hot off the grill.

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In addition, why not visit the Chef’s Theatre, which will be hosting a programme of demonstrations by a number of local chefs who between then hold one Michelin star and a total of 12 AA rosettes.  You will also find demonstrations from an accredited master butcher, a semi-finalist from Masterchef: The Professionals, as well as the principal of a local cookery school.

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This festival does not forget the younger generation, who can take part in a variety of hands-on cookery classes.  And one place you can’t not visit is the talks and tastings – yes, you will get to sample some of the amazing creations these talented artistes produce, including a cocktail masterclass from Christos Kyriakidis, the owner of The Mad Platter micro bar and kitchen in Usk, and Jules James, Master Chocolatier from Dragonphyre Chocolate in Abergavenny.


With tickets only £5.00 + a small booking fee, this is one extremely affordable day out.