Golden Cenarth is an organic rind-washed soft cheese from Caws Cenarth. It has a string of awards to its name, including Supreme Champion and Best British Semi-Soft Cheese from the British Cheese Awards. The cheese is washed with cider, which helps to give it a pungent, savoury flavour with nutty overtones, and a springy but smooth texture. It’s delicious served at room temperature but for extra ooze, try baking it in the oven for 20 mins at 200°C.
Golden Cenarth was first made by accident by Carwyn Adams on the family farm in Carmarthenshire. Carwyn noticed that an out of date piece of Caerffili had started to redden and the rind was beginning to break down and become softer. He found that by nurturing this process the cheese would develop a distinctly smooth and powerful flavour.
Caws Cenarth have been making cheese on their farm in the valley of the river Cych in West Wales for several generations. Thelma and Gwynfor Adams spearheaded the renaissance in Welsh cheesemaking in the 1980s, and the business is now run by their son Carwyn. Cenarth now make a diverse range of superb organic cheeses, many of which have won multiple awards.