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Virtual Charity Fairs & Donation Vouchers - Christmas 2020

Black Mountains Smokery Charity Events 2020
Sadly all the autumn events we love to support have had to cancel.  Charities will suffer heavily without their fabulous fundraising fairs and we will miss them too. Many small but beautiful British brands depend heavily on Pre-Christmas events for survival.  Many charity fair committees have created online pop-up events which we are thrilled to support.  These virtual events...

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Meet the BMS Christmas Team 2020

Meet the Black Mountains Smokery Christmas Team 2020
    The Black Mountains Smokery team has a core staff of just 6 for most of the year, the team then doubles (or even triples!) in our busy autumn months!   As you can imagine, this year has been a little different... the imposing of lockdown meant that both Naomi and Corinne (essentially our entire production team) had to quarantine straight away. Leaving only three of us juggling many jobs, we commandeered our...

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When Should I Place My Order To Guarantee Delivery with Maximum Shelf-Life for Christmas?

Smoked Salmon Crostini - easy Christmas recipe
    Please order anytime ... NOW and simply select or request a December delivery date. Christmas at Black Mountains Smokery gets hectic!   Ordering in advance for Christmas delivery helps us plan December production of Traditional Oak Smoked Salmon ,  Oak Roasted Salmon &  Honey and Mustard Glazed Christmas Hams - ready to fill your festive table and ease...

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Traditional Smoked Salmon - 2 Gold Stars in The Great Taste Awards 2020

Traditional Oak Smoked Salmon
Black Mountains Smokery Traditional Cold Smoked Salmon has been awarded two Stars (of three) in the Great Taste Awards 2020 and we are extremely proud.  Our Smoked Salmon has won gold stars each time it has been entered, namely 2011, 2015, and 2017 but the latest is the most prestigious. We are pitched alongside smoked salmon from across the UK and from a large variety of companies and smokehouses, many that...

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Charity Fairs & Virtual Events 2020 - Donation Vouchers

Black Mountains Smokery Events 2020
We attend food fairs and festivals around the country, taking orders, handing out samples and selling delicious selections of Welsh produce. We love meeting our customers face to face!     Sadly this year very many of the events we love to support have been cancelled due to social distancing and the risk of late cancellation should another lockdown be imposed.  Charities will suffer heavily without their fabulous...

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Are Any Autumn and Christmas Charity Fairs Going Ahead This Season and How Can We Help?

Black Mountains Smokery Events 2020
Every autumn, the BMS team prepare for a bustling calendar filled with charity events and food fairs all over the UK, last year we did nearly 40!  Sadly this year we will be lucky if one event goes ahead... very many of the events we love to support have been forced to cancel already due to social distancing and the risk of late cancellation should another lockdown be imposed.  This means that charities will suffer...

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Meet the BMS Lockdown Team

Meet the Black Mountains Smokery Team
  The Black Mountains Smokery team has a core staff of just 6 for most of the year, the team then doubles (or even triples!) in our busy autumn months!   As you can imagine, this year has been a little different... the imposing of lockdown meant that both Naomi and Corinne (essentially our entire production team) had to quarantine straight away. Leaving only three of us juggling many jobs, we commandeered our children,...

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SIZZLING SUMMER SALAD DAYS

Summer Smoked Chicken Salad Recipes
It’s only the beginning of June and some may be fooled into thinking they’ve woken up in the Med! Quarantined at home, glorious sunshine day after day and lovely long evenings has certainly made lockdown a lot more bearable for all at BMS and we hope for you too. Mother Nature is certainly showing off in the Black Mountains with fledgling birds braving their first flights, cow parsley and foxglove lining the lanes and the Welsh...

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THE BMS BAR IS NOW OPEN!

We are DELIGHTED to announce that we now have an alcohol license which means our hampers just got EVEN more irresistible! We will be proudly stocking our  Drinks Cellar & Bar with … Glanusk Estate Gin & Whisky Barti Rum White Castle Vineyard Wines Champagne Halen Mon Gin Apple County Cider   Raglan Untapped Brewing Co Beers, (IPA, Pale Ale & Bitter) … and for...

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Nothing makes us happier than delighted Black Mountains Smokery Customers!

  HAPPY CUSTOMERS HAPPY SMOKERY TEAM HAPPY EASTER!   In times like these when headlines fill us with horror and many are suffering from loneliness, separation from family and symptoms of this horrid virus, it’s the little things that get us through. With the sun shining, daffodils blooming and baby lambs in the fields around Crickhowell we are surrounded by reminders that all is not lost, and it has...

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Meet the BMS Team

Meet the Black Mountains Smokery Team
  The Black Mountains Smokery team has a core staff of just 6 for most of the year, the team then doubles (or even triples!) in the our busy autumn months!   We waved goodbye to our Gap Year students at the end of December after a huge effort in our Christmas packing room.  They're now making use of their well-earned cash and and are  half way around the world... safe travels boys! At the end of February...

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Gourmet Gifts & Hampers All Year Around

Luxury gourmet Hampers all year
WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! Look no further for the perfect present all year round! Food is a great gift for anyone who needs no more clutter, a great gift for men and a gift that will never be wasted as all our produce is freshly produced and suitable for freezing if necessary. We offer gourmet hampers , smoked food subscriptions and gift vouchers to suit every budget and appetite all year around. Our hamper boxes...

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Christmas Delivery Book 2019 is now Closed

Award Winning Smoked Salmon
Our order book for Christmas and New Year 2019 delivery has now closed.  You can still place orders over the phone for collection from our smokery shop in Crickhowell on 21st or 23rd December. The next available delivery date is 9th January 2020.  Why not order for delivery in January to brighten up those long winter days when friends and family have gone their separate ways?...

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Meet our Black Mountains Smokery Christmas Team 2019

Meet the Black Mountains Smokery Team
With a core staff of only five, the Black Mountains Smokery team doubles (or even triples!) in the our busy autumn months. With a busy fair schedule and thousands of parcels to send out in the run up to Christmas, it's all hands on deck... Kate is our full time office queen and part time jester! If you call   you will  probably find it is Kate that answers. This is her third year   with us, so she really...

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Visit us at Markets, Fairs & Food Festivals - 2019

Black Mountains Smokery Events 2019
Thank you so much to everyone who came to see us at our stalls across the country in 2019! We had our busiest and best year ever.  We are now busily applying for fairs for this autumn.    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!...

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Where does our salmon come from?

Black Mountains Smokery Sustainable smoked salmon
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...

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Up in Smoke!

Black Mountains Smokery Oak Roasted Salmon
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,...

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Are Smoked Foods Ready To Eat? Must I Cook Them?

Is smoked Food Cooked and ready to eat?
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...

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Visit us at Fairs & Food Festivals - Autumn 2018

Black Mountains Smokery Christmas Fairs 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...

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Thank you Herefordshire Living!

Thank You Herefordshire Living Peppered Salmon
  '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 and Essaylamba.com 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...

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Our Luxury Welsh Christmas Hamper as Recommended by the Independent!

Penyrheol Hamper
    ' 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...

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Meet our Black Mountains Smokery Christmas Team 2018

Meet the Christmas Team
With a core staff of only five, the Black Mountains Smokery team doubles (or even triples!) in the our busy autumn months. With a busy fair schedule and thousands of parcels to send out in the run up to Christmas, it's all hands on deck... Kate is our full time office queen and part time jester! If you call   you will  probably find it is Kate that answers. This is her second  year   with us, so...

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Thank You Delicious Magazine

Delicious Magazine New Fridge
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.  

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Great Taste Awards 2018 - The results are in!

Black Mountains Smokery Oak Smoked Chicken
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....

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Wednesday Smokery Tours and Tastings

Black Mountains Smokery Shop
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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We Smoke Fishermen's Fish

We Smoked Commission Fish!
Black Mountains Smokery undertakes commission smoking of fishermen’s fish – trout and salmon . “I have just received the fish that you smoked for me. I have also just tried it. As a small business, I dare say you are keen to hear customer feedback. So here is my testimonial: ... Bloody marvellous!” It is best to phone or contact us to book your fish in . You can then deliver it to us frozen with instructions for smoking and...

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The Brecon Beacons go to London!

We're so excited to be part of the hamper that Brecon Beacons Tourism have put together to highlight the wonderful produce of the Brecon Beacons. The six hampers are going to be sent to the editors of the major newspapers - lucky them! Our friends at Cradoc's Vegetable Crackers ,  Blaenafon Cheddar , Apcalisz.com , Black Mountain Roast and  Miranda's Preserves have also had their award-winning produce included! There's...

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Totally Locally Latte Da

Black Mountains Smokery Latte Da
Latte Da is a favourite for both tourists and locals in Crickhowell and we know why!     We are so lucky to have such a wonderful tea room in the village. Latte Da is proud to be a  'Totally Locally' business, sourcing as many sildenafil active ingredients as possible from the Nizagara-online.net .   Their Eggs Royale, made using our  Traditionally Smoked Salmon , are so popular that they use 100kg of...

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Order Today for St. David's Day!

Black Mountains Smokery Daffodils
Celebrate the Feasting Day of the Patron Saint of Wales with Welsh smoked produce from the heart of the Brecon Beacons.    Our best-selling Traditionally Smoked Salmon (available in sliced  packs or sides ) and  Oak Smoked Duck Breast are gently smoked over Welsh Oak.   Today is your last chance to order in time for St. David's Day!

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Fabulous Fino Olive Oil

Black Mountains Smokery Fino Olive Oil
Susie has just returned from a trip to the  village of Casarabonela in southern Spain, where she and her family used to live. Although she sold her small holding eighteen months ago, she still loves to go back to watch the olive harvest. The plump, juicy olives arrive in dumper trucks, pick-ups, tractors - even on mules!    The olives are from the small holdings, or fincas , of  Miguel, Paco, Juan and...

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Thank you Country & Town House!

Have you managed to spot Jonathan in this months edition of Country and Town House Magazine?   Our dear friend Jeremy has squeezed us into the Gastro Gossip section to praise our 'superb produce'.  If you'd like to read the rest of the gossip, click here .    You can find Country and Town House in Waitrose or WH Smith. Alternatively you can read their articles on their website . 

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Countdown to Christmas - Smokey Jo's Top Tips

Festive food ideas
Entertain with ease this festive season! Wishing you a very Happy Christmas Warm Regards from the BMS team, Jo Download my Festive Food Ideas

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Black Mountains Smokery Celebrates 21 Years

  It seems like yesterday when Jonathan, driving home in a February blizzard, slid our newly branded, very second hand van into a stile on his way home. Meanwhile our kiln had got stuck on repeat due to a power cut, and we arrived back at work (on foot!) the next morning to find to a whole batch of very burnt smoked duck, which was to become our staple supper of “Stock Control Pie” for the next few weeks! And that was our...

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Who was St David?

St Davids day is on the 1st of March every year, which is the day that Saint David died in 589. Saint David comes from a royal lineage. His father, Ceredig ap Cundedda was Prince of Ceredigion, and rumour has it that his mother Non, also a saint, was the neice of King Arthur. "Do the little things is considered Saint David's most famous phrase, and was one of the last words he spoke. St Davids Day became a national day of celebration in...

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Fish

The health benefits of fish are known to be extremely diverse, they are extremely valuable for both your heart and brain. Here are some healthy fishy facts: 1: Alprostadil.org researchers have found that eating lots of fish can reduce the risk of heart disease, ED (erectile dysfunction) and Alzheimer’s. 2: Fish is also known to be very beneficial to the skin and hair. 3: It is a fantastic source of vitamin D. 4: Studies have...

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Food & drinks to please the palate - Quarterly Review

Wine expert Em Marshall-Luck from Fildena.net was on the hunt for some "superlative food products" to accompany her chosen wines and that is when she came and paid our "Black Mountain Smokery" a visit. It seems she thoroughly enjoyed her smokery tour and tasting where she got to experience first hand our ethos, and production methods. Most importantly she enjoyed sampling the great flavours of our "naturally produced products". All...

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