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Gorwydd Caerphilly

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Gorwydd Caerphilly is matured for longer than most farmhouse Caerphillys, giving it a unique depth of flavour. This delicious cheese from Trethowan’s Dairy has a firm, lemony, lactic core and a creamy, more savoury layer just beneath the rind – known as the ‘breakdown’. These complex flavours have helped Gorwydd win many awards, including Golds in 2017 at the British Cheese Awards, the Artisan Cheese Awards and the International Cheese Awards. Indeed, Gorwydd is so tasty and so highly regarded that we just had to stock it, despite the fact that it’s no longer made in Wales.

Gorwydd was originally made near Llanddewi Brefi in the Teifi Valley by Maugan and Todd Trethowan. Maugan and Todd have recently moved to north Somerset, where they continue to make Gorwydd and other delicious cheeses. Despite being considered a Welsh cheese, Caerphilly has a long history of being made in the West Country; the recipe used for Gorwydd was originally used for cheesemaking in Somerset at the beginning of the 20th century.

Gorwydd is made in 4kg wheels of approximately 9.5cm in height and 25.5cm in diameter. If you select the 4kg option you will receive a whole wheel and if you select 2kg you will receive a half wheel. 200g, 500g and 1kg will be hand cut wedges.

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Trethowan’s Dairy

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Despite their recent move across the Bristol channel to north Somerset, we just had to stock Gorwydd Caerphilly! After many years of making their highly acclaimed cheese on the family farm near Llandewi Brefi in Ceredigion, Todd and Maugan Trethowan made the move to the Weston-Super-Mare area 3 years ago, which they point out is much closer to the town of Caerphilly than their farm in Wales was!

Despite being considered a Welsh cheese, there is a long history of Caerphilly being made in the West Country, and the Gorwydd recipe originated in Somerset at the beginning of the 20th century.

While Caerphilly was traditionally sold very young, Trethowan’s cheese is matured at the dairy for two to three months. This period of maturation allows a natural rind to develop, adding depth to the tastes and textures that run through the cheese. The centre is firm and moist, and has a bright lemony taste, while the creamy layer under the rind (known as the “breakdown”) is richer and more savoury.

Gorwydd (pronounced Gor-with) is one of the UK’s most award-winning cheeses, and in the last year alone it has won two Gold Awards at the International Cheese Awards, as well as Golds at the Artisan Cheese Awards and the British Cheese Awards.

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