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Perl Las

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Perl Las, meaning ‘Blue Pearl’ in Welsh, is a superb organic blue cheese made by Caws Cenarth in Carmarthenshire. This delicious, golden, veiny cheese has become one of the most famous and highly regarded cheeses in Wales. It is delicately salty and creamy with a lingering blue aftertaste. Pair with a glass of sauternes, or use it to create a blue cheese sauce – the perfect accompaniment to steak or pasta dishes.

Perl Las is available in either 200g mini truckles, or in larger 2.5kg truckles and 1.25kg half truckles. A 2.5kg truckle is around 19cm in diameter and 10cm in height.

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.

Find out more about Caws Cenarth.

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Weight

200g, 450g, 1.2kg, 2.4kg

Cheese Type

Milk Type

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Vegetarian

Yes

Suitable for Pregnancy

No

Pasteurised

Yes

Producer

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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Caws Cenarth
MEET THE MAKER

Caws Cenarth

The lush valley of the river Cych is home to Caws Cenarth, one of Wales’ most renowned cheesemakers. Set up by Gwynfor and Thelma Adams in 1987, the business draws on a six-generation family tradition of cheesemaking. Their son Carwyn runs the show these days, although Mum and Dad are still involved.

Caws Cenarth is a true example of farm diversification: Thelma started making cheese in response to the milk quotas of the 1980s, and the Adams family soon found themselves leading a renaissance in Welsh cheesemaking. Today Caws Cenarth is the longest established producer of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili (also known as Caerphilly), probably Wales’ best known cheese. Besides the traditional crumbly, lightly lemony variety, other versions made on site include Smoked and Garlic & Herb Caerffilis. Carwyn has also developed new cheeses, including the Brie-like Perl Wen and a creamy blue, Perl Las – both beloved by chefs in Wales. Golden Cenarth, a washed-rind cheese with a gorgeously smooth texture, is a past winner of the Supreme Champion accolade at the British Cheese Awards.

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