Chocolate brownies and fennel sausages were among the winners at the True Taste of Wales Awards.

A record 340 companies entered last week’s awards, which recognise innovation and quality in the Welsh food and drink industry. The Welsh Assembly-managed ceremony in Cardiff awarded 67 winners, including Caerphilly-based Capital Cuisine for its pesto, and Trealy Farm Charcuterie for fennel pork sausages. The new Food Tourism Destination award went to Monmouthshire for its wide range of products, eateries and food festivals.

The awards were good news for the future of the Welsh food industry, said Welsh minister for rural affairs Elin Jones AM.

“The True Taste Awards recognise the quality and diversity the Welsh food and drink industry has to offer,” he said. “They indicate that the standards across Wales are high and are continuing to grow.”