HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall official opening
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened South Caernarfon Creameries’ new cheese production unit on Tuesday 5th July. Their Royal Highnesses toured the Creameries’ site, met with staff and members of the dairy co-operative, which is owned by 127 farmers who farm in North Wales and Mid Wales. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall also had an opportunity to taste some of South Caernarfon Creameries award-winning cheese, including the Welsh Slate Cavern Cheddar that was created in conjunction with Sainsbury’s and Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Alan Wyn Jones, Managing Director at South Caernarfon Creameries said “We are very honoured that The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall officially opened our new cheese facility, which is the first major cheese production investment in the UK for 40 years. We welcomed the opportunity to show Their Royal Highnesses our new facilities and to provide an insight into our co-operative business, how our member farmers supply high quality Welsh milk which is processed into quality, award-winning Welsh cheese and Welsh butter which we sell to UK retailers and to international markets.”
Moss Jones, President of South Caernarfon Creameries said “We are so thankful to The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for finding time in their busy schedule to come to South Caernarfon Creameries. We would like to thank both The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall for their steadfast and long-standing support for traditional Welsh family farms, which have formed the backbone of the creamery since it was established in 1938.”
The Prince of Wales has a longstanding commitment to supporting Britain’s agriculture and ensuring its sustainable future. In 2010, HRH founded The Prince’s Countryside Fund, which aims to create a brighter future for the British countryside.
The new Cheese Production Unit will enable South Caernarfon Creameries to increase capacity from 9,500 tonnes to 12,000 tonnes of cheese per annum.
South Caernarfon Creameries is a food PR client of Splat PR. For the official opening, Splat PR was the PR contact for all press, including HRH The Prince of Wales’ press office. We provided support pre and post of the event to a wide selection of media. Photographs courtesy of Nigel Hughes Photography.