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1868 Mature Cheddar


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1868 Mature Cheddar from the Blaenafon Cheddar Company is aged in the cellar of the award winning Lion Hotel & Restaurant in the beautiful heritage site of Blaenafon. It has been made to commemorate the pro-democracy riots of the same year, an integral part of the town’s history.

Sealed in a black wax, it has a traditional farmhouse cheddar flavour, very similar to their now discontinued Pwll Mawr. This cheese is a Bronze medal winner at the International Cheese Awards 2021.

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All orders are sent out in our attractive recyclable gift boxes, with all cheese wrapped in our wool-based biodegradable insulation which will keep your cheese chilled and well-protected during its journey.

We send all orders for overnight delivery with one of the UK’s leading couriers. Please allow an extra day for deliveries to the highlands and islands.

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The Blaenafon Cheddar Company

The Blaenafon Cheddar Company

The Blaenafon Cheddar Company is a family business based in a shop on Broad Street in the Welsh industrial town of Blaenavon – a World Heritage Site. The labels on the cheeses depict scenes from the town’s industrial past, but their connections with the town’s rich history run deeper than that: Pwll Mawr Cheddar is matured 300ft below ground at the bottom of a mine shaft at Big Pit mining museum. This Cheddar has won the bronze medal at the prestigious British Cheese Awards.

Blaenafon Cheddar Company currently produces several other very distinctive Cheddars and a hard goat’s cheese, and is known for flavouring certain cheeses with locally made alcoholic drinks, from whisky to cider. Blaenafon Cheddar, for instance, is flavoured with Welsh whisky and ginger preserve to give a delightful blend of sweetness and warmth, while Pwll Ddu (Black Pool) is flavoured with mustard, leeks and The Reverend James Welsh ale for an intense savoury bite.

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