Legendary food and drink

Feeling peckish? Carmarthenshire boasts what can certainly be classed as legendary homemade food. Start in Carmarthen market where you will find Carmarthen Ham, the recipe of which was stolen by the Romans to ‘invent’ Parma Ham (allegedly). Just a few steps away is Etta’s Royal Cake, a firm favourite of the royal family it was the cake of choice for the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles. Don’t ask for the recipe though as even Prince Charles was denied the pleasure.

How about a food based day out? Visit the award-winning Cenarth cheese.  Take part in their visitor experiences and make sure to treat yourself in the on-site shop, you’ll have great contents for tomorrow’s picnic! 


Chic country pubs serving the finest local produce have put Carmarthenshire firmly on the culinary map. There’s sewin from Tywi; salt marsh lamb from Laugharne; wickedly crunchy Parsons Pickles, locally harvested laverbread;... and so much more to tantalise your taste-buds.

For more locally produced goodness head down to Cowpots and indulge in their creamy homemade ice cream made from the milk of their very own Jersey Cows. Over in Llandeilo, Heavenly is another contender for the ice-cream crown - they make it with Welsh organic milk and cream plus locally picked fruit. Who wins? You decide - after multiple tastings, of course!

Make food a part of your travels whilst you make your way along the Carmarthenshire Cake Trail, be sure to savour some of the finest cakes and desserts in some of the finest Carmarthenshire eateries.

Some trails for you to try

Trail 1

Trail 2 

Trail 3

Trail 4