We are proud of our heritage. It sets us apart in terms of the service we deliver and how we operate on a day to day basis.
In 1981 Pam and Tony Craske made the move to Wales with the visions of the ‘good life’ on a Welsh hill farm. Within a very short space of time in moving to the farm, both Pam and Tony soon realised that making a living from either arable or traditional livestock farming would prove to be very difficult.
Combined with the remoteness of the farm Pam decided that the family needed to become more self sufficient and with that in mind, Tony was sent to the local village market to buy a cow. Clearly somewhat lost in translation, Tony not only returned with a goat instead of a cow, but he returned with 6 of them.
The family was soon awash with milk and unable to sell it, which led Pam to Abergavenny library where she borrowed a book on cheese making, and the rest as they say is history.
The decision to sell their Pant-Ys-Gawn Farm® Welsh goats cheese at the local Abergavenny WI market was truly inspired and in a short space of time the Craske’s started to build a substantial and loyal following for their creamy and fresh local cheese. As the following grew so did the product range which finally led in 1987 to the formation of Abergavenny Fine Foods Ltd.
Over the following years the business continued to expand and gradually moved into new and exciting areas of food manufacture incorporating new categories including both sweet and savoury.
In 2007, due to increased demand for our services, we moved into our new 40,000 sq ft premises in Blaenavon.
2007 was a milestone year for us as we decided to re-brand as The Abergavenny Fine Food Co creating an appearance that more accurately reflected the level of service and products we provide.