Fine dining and farmers’ markets, bistros and beach cafés, delicious delis and tasty food festivals… they’re all on a plate in our We’ve got history In the Middle Ages the Isle of Anglesey, or Ynys Môn, was known as ‘Môn Mam Cymru’, the ‘Mother of Wales’, since its fertile fields served as the ‘breadbasket’ or ‘granary’ of North Wales. Once, over 50 windmills processed grain into flour. Melin Llynnon at Llanddeusant is the sole survivor. It’s the oldest working windmill in Wales, still producing its own stone-ground flour (there’s a nice little café here too). Think local, act global Our seas, shores and farmlands are brimming with great produce. Halen Môn Anglesey Sea Salt is very local – it’s drawn from the crystal clear waters of the Menai Strait. It’s also about as international as they come. Ask top chefs from London to Los Angeles and they’ll sing the praises of this special salt, sold in over 20 countries around the world (and down the road in Menai Bridge). Find out more at the new visitor centre at Brynsiencyn, which offers behind-the-scenes tours. The art of cheesemaking Y Cwt Caws is an artisan goat’s cheese made with milk produced from free-range goats. Cheese-oholics should also look out for Caws Rhyd y Delyn, a brand of cheeses made on the family dairy farm ranging from camembert-style to cheddars and blue cheeses. They’ll even share their secrets with you on cheesemaking courses. Anglesey allsorts You’ll find talented people across the island passionate about good food. They produce everything from ice cream to honey, welshcakes to wines, smoked salmon to fruit pickles, jams to artisan chocolates. What’s on the menu? It’s all very well having this fabulous local produce to hand. But it’s what happens to it in the kitchen that really counts. You’ll find quality throughout the food chain in Anglesey, from friendly family-run cafés to award-winning restaurants, historic inns to trendy gastropubs. Some serve traditional, time-honoured dishes like Welsh Black beef, others specialise in local seafood, some cook in a classical style, others major on the innovative, contemporary approach. The choice is yours. famously foodie island.
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