Where does our salmon come from?
Quality, provenance and welfare are at the very heart of what we do here at Black Mountains Smokery. We take great pride in knowing the exact provenance of everything we buy and we only source our fresh produce from quality UK suppliers. All our salmon comes from one group of salmon farms in Shetland, which Jonathan has visited, that keeps the fish in deep water with high currents. The fish are able to shoal and...
Visit us at Markets, Fairs & Food Festivals - 2019
We attend food fairs and festivals around the country, taking orders, handing out samples and selling a delicious selection of produce. Find out below when we'll be at an event near you. We love meeting our customers face to face! Locally we attend Usk Farmers Market on 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings of every month. Come and find us. Our smokery shop in Crickhowell is open from 9am to...
Up in Smoke!
Thank you so much to Stephen Johnson at Monmouthshire and Brecon Living for writing such a wonderful article about us! From our beginnings in 1996 to our award winning range of smoked foods and our growing collection of gifts and hampers , the article really covers everything you need to know. All that's left to do is try some for yourself. Our thanks also to Michael Williams, the photographer,...
Are Smoked Foods Ready To Eat? Must I Cook Them?
At Black Mountains Smokery we use two smoking techniques - hot smoke, and cold smoke. The key difference between them is that one involves heat, and the other does not. Both of them infuse the product with the beautiful smokey flavour, but hot smoking (kiln roasting), also cooks it. This means that "Hot smoked" or "Oak Roasted" produce is cooked and ready to eat straight from the packet. Most of our range is smoked in this way, from...
Visit us at Fairs & Food Festivals - Autumn 2018
We attend food fairs and festivals around the country, taking Christmas orders, handing out samples and selling a delicious selection of produce. Find out below when we'll be at an event near you. We love meeting our customers face to face! Locally we attend Usk Farmers Market on 1st and 3rd Saturday mornings of every month (Except 15th December). Come and find us. Our smokery shop in...
Thank you Herefordshire Living!
'For more than two decades Black Mountains Smokery has been feeding an insatiable appetite for the finest smoked foods' (Herefordshire Living, October 2018) Thank you so much to Herefordshire Living for writing a great article about us, our history and our ward winning , artisan smoked foods as we build up for our busiest time of year. To read the full article click here and go to page 81.
Our Luxury Welsh Christmas Hamper as Recommended by the Independent!
' Black Mountains Smokery makes some of the best smoked fish and meats we’ve tried.' (The Independent, November 2017) Last year The Independent listed our Penyrheol Festive Wicker Hamper in their 11 Best Christmas Food and Drink Hampers. As it was one of our most popular hampers in 2017, we've kept in all your favourites for this year. We've added some of our new treats including handmade Aberffraw...
Thank You Delicious Magazine
Have you seen us in Delicious Magazine’s Foodie Postcard from Abergavenny? Click here to have a look. Life moves fast at Black Mountains Smokery. Since Delicious Magazine came to visit we’ve got a brand new fridge! It has lots more room to display all our beautiful smoked meats, fish and cheeses. Pop in to have a look or place an order - it's never too early to order for Christmas.
Great Taste Awards 2018 - The results are in!
The wait is over ... and we can finally announce that our Oak Smoked Chicken Breast has won another Two Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards 2018 ! Judges described our Oak Smoked Chicken Breast as 'delicate' and 'impressive' with an 'immediate, appealing smokey aroma' that carries through into the 'very juicy and moist' breast meat with a 'well balanced' and 'natural' smoke....
Wednesday Smokery Tours and Tastings
Spring can only mean one thing - our smokery tours and tastings have started again. We hold Smokery Tour and Tastings every Wednesday at 11am from March to September. You'll gain an insight into the history of curing and smoking and traditional processes and go on a guided tour with Jonathan around the smokery production area to understand the workings of our kilns for hot and cold oak smoking as well as a demonstration...
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