Celebrating St David’s Day with Porc Blasus

February 29, 2024

As the chill of winter begins to thaw, Wales comes alive with the vibrant colours of daffodils as St David’s Day arrives on March 1st. This day, named after Wales’ patron saint, is a celebration of Welsh culture, heritage and, of course, its fantastic food.

St David, or Dewi Sant in Welsh, was known for his simple, frugal life. He famously advised; “Do the little things,” a phrase that resonates with us at Porc Blasus. We believe in the power of small details, like the careful selection of ingredients and the time-honoured techniques our farmers use to bring out the best in our porc.

On St David’s Day, traditional Welsh dishes take centre stage. Cawl, a hearty lamb and vegetable stew, and Welsh cakes, sweet, scone-like treats cooked on a griddle, are popular choices. But why not make this St David’s Day special by incorporating our quality porc into your celebrations?

How far is your fork from our porc?

St David’s Day is a time to celebrate Welsh identity, and food plays a big part in that. By sourcing Porc Blasus for your St David’s Day meal, you’re not only supporting local farmers and businesses, but also reducing your environmental impact and ensuring animal welfare. Porc Blasus is produced in small-scale farms, where pigs are reared in natural conditions and fed a balanced diet. This results in a superior product that is tender, juicy and full of flavour. To find your nearest porc supplier, you can use the interactive ‘Where to buy’ map on the website

A stylized map of Wales with various locations marking the locations of Porc Blasus suppliers, accompanied by a large fork and the text “HOW FAR IS YOUR FORK FROM OUR PORC?” at the bottom. The map features cities like Swansea, natural parks like Snowdonia National Park, and towns such as Holyhead and Aberystwyth.

Once you have bought your pork, here are some ideas for your St David’s Day feast:

Cider Braised Pig Cheeks with Baked Potato Mash: This recipe combines tender pig cheeks (or diced porc shoulder) with a rich cider sauce and a side of creamy baked potato mash. It’s a warming dish that’s perfect for a St David’s Day feast.

A gourmet dish of three cider braised pig cheeks garnished with fresh herbs, served atop a creamy baked potato mash, presented in a white bowl on a dark wooden table.

Bacon Wrapped Porc Faggots with Sage and Onion Gravy: This recipe combines minced belly or shoulder porc with pig’s liver, herbs and spices to form hearty meatballs, served with a rich sage and onion gravy. It’s a delightful twist on the traditional roast.

A baked dish of pork faggots and liver balls wrapped in bacon and garnished with sage leaves in a white baking dish.

Porc chops with rarebit topping and skinny fries: The Welsh rarebit topping on these pork chops adds a rich and savoury flavour to the porc chops and is a perfect nod to the rich food heritage of Wales.

A delicious serving of three pork chops topped with golden brown Welsh rarebit, accompanied by a bowl of crispy skinny fries and fresh green herbs, presented on a white plate that rests on a striped blue and white cloth.

So, this St David’s Day, let’s raise a glass to Dewi Sant, to Wales, and to the little things that make our food so special. Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Hapus!

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