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.