Have a look around Porter's Delicatessen
The shop is a veritable Aladdin's cave of gourmet treasures. here are just a few highlights...
Caws in Welsh - very much our speciality.
We keep about 70 different cheeses from all over the UK and the continent, including seasonal specialities for Saints' Days etc..., but our passion is for artisan produced Welsh cheeses. We stock a wide and ever changing range but we always have these favourites:
- Organic Perl Las, Perl Wen and Caerffili from Cenarth
- Celtic Promise Saval
- Gorwydd Caerffili from Llanddewi Brefi
- Snowdonia cheeses and truckles, including the famous Black Bomber
- Caws Cerwyn (regular and smoked) from the Black Mountains
- Y Fenni, Tintern and Harlech from Abergavenny
Other British staples include Colston Bassett Blue Stilton; Shropshire Blue, Stinking Bishop; proper West Country cheddars from Montgomery, Quicke's and Keen's; farmhouse Cheshire and Lancashire.
Add to this some fabulous continental offerings - Brie de Meaux (Dongé), cave aged Gruyere, Roquefort, farmhouse Tallegio, Pecorino, 3 year old organic Parmesan, Manchego etc... etc... etc.... and it's a cheese lover's paradise!
Wine, beer and spirits
Gwin, cwrw a gwirodydd
We have a small but, we think, well judged selection of fine wines for most dining occasions. No supermarket plonk, just very well flavoured and good value bottles.
Local tipples include:
Beers by Llangollen and Purple Moose Breweries
Delicious Welsh still and sparkling wines from the Penarth Estate in Montgomeryshire
Penderyn Single Malt Welsh Whiskies (wisgi) along with Brecon Gin, FIVE Vodka and Merlin Cream Liqueur.
Delicious continental meats:
- Parma and Serrano hams (the real thing, not plastic bricks)
- Hand made Italian salamis
- Spanish chorizo and lomo
- Rosello ham and coppa cotta arrosti
Home marinated olives
Delicious giant Greek olives in our own secret marinades - made fresh every day.
We also have an appetising choice of antipasti, including marinated artichokes, plump sun dried tomatoes and pickled garlic. Great for picnics and salads.
Hard to find gourmet ingredients
These include fantastic hand made dried pasta from Puglia, antipasti, spices, oils and vinegars.
Our "bring a bottle" olive oils, straight out of the tank, are very popular - usually 2 or 3 on offer, for instance an organic Greek oil from Kalamata (grassy and herbal - great on salads) or a superb single estate Spanish oil (sweet and fruity).
Wonderful cheese boards, glass domes and knives for the cheese lover, along with the world's best nut cracker, wine accessories and much, much more.