Lizzie’s love of cooking started from an early age watching, helping and cooking with family in their farmhouse kitchen nestled beneath Cordon Hill in Mid Wales. She started to make preserves; marmalade, chutneys, curds, pickles, conserves, jellies and jams, with her family in the early 80’s which were then sold in their shop. Spending 10 years in Cambridgeshire working in manufacturing management she returned to the Welsh Hills with her husband to bring up their young family. Based on their smallholding in Caersws, Powys and inspired by her Aunts love of preserving and baking, she formed Pantri Swswen.
Pantri Swswen, is named after the Roman Queen Swswen who fought amongst the hills of Mid Wales and is the “Sws” in the Caersws village name. The name Swswen also translates from the welsh language to pure or white kiss, this sits well with the simplicity of the speciality welsh foods created by Pantri Swswen.
Pantri Swswen continues to follow the traditional principles and values of preserving, baking and cooking that Lizzie was brought up with. Pantri Swswen create luxury preserves and cakes made with ingredients which are seasonal, locally grown to recipes thoughtfully devised and made with care so you too can also enjoy the taste and luxurious flavour of Wales.