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Perl Wen

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One of Wales’ best loved soft cheeses – along with its equally loved Cenarth cousin, the blue Perl Las – Perl Wen is a glorious and unique cross between a traditional Brie and a Caerffili. Caws Cenarth in Carmarthenshire use their farmhouse Caerffili recipe as a starting point for their organic Perl Wen (the Welsh for ‘White Pearl’), which gives its soft centre a fresh citrus flavour with a hint of sea salt. Hungry? Keep things simple with crackers and a slice (or five!) of Perl Wen, or bake the whole wheel in the oven for a glorius fondue.

Perl Wen is made in large wheels of around 1.2kg and mini wheels of around 200g. If you select the 1.2kg option you will receive a whole large wheel and if you select 600g you will receive half of a wheel. The half wheel will be cut on the day we send it out, and as with all freshly cut cheeses it will have a best before date of approximately 7 days. Whole and mini Perl Wens will have longer dates.

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, 600g, 1.2kg

Vegetarian

Yes

Suitable for Pregnancy

No

Pasteurised

Yes

Milk Type

,

Cheese Type

Producer

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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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