AN AWARD-winning cheese business travelled to London to showcase their goods at a festive food and drink market in Downing Street, hosted by the Prime Minister.

Snowdonia Cheese, based in Rhyl, was one of only 12 businesses invited to hold a stall at the market, which took place last week.

Dr James Davies, Vale of Clwyd MP, was delighted to remind Boris Johnson of the delights of Snowdonia Cheese at the Christmas event, having previously championed the success of the company in Parliament.

“The Prime Minister enjoyed speaking to representatives of the Snowdonia Cheese Company and again sampling their quality products, which he recalled from the past," Dr Davies said.

"This business is a leading example of how local enterprises can grow and achieve great things."

As well as Snowdonia Cheese, also invited to display their products were Northern Irish snack company; Loch Fyne Oysters, a Scottish seafood company; and Montezuma’s, an English chocolate company.

Mr Johnson said: "It’s great to see the best of British food and drink here in Downing Street, especially in the run up to Christmas.

"We currently export to 207 countries but this government is supporting British food and drink exporters to sell even more of their brilliant produce abroad."

The market was held ahead of Small Business Saturday.

Dr Davies is encouraging businesses in the Vale of Clwydto take advantage of the new business support scheme - Help to Grow. Visit