Saval is a rich, pungent and tangy raw-milk cheese made by Caws Teifi Cheese in Ceredigion. Like Celtic Promise, another of their famous cheeses, Saval is rind-washed, which gives it its gorgeously strong aroma and creamy but dense and savoury taste.
Like most of Teifi’s other cheeses, Saval has won a truly impressive range of awards over the years, including Golds at the World Cheese Awards, and the James Aldridge Memorial Trophy for the Best British Raw Milk Cheese, often seen as the highest accolade in British artisan raw milk cheesemaking.
Caws Teifi was established by John Savage-Onstwedder and his family in the early 1980s, and over the past 40 years has become one of the most highly awarded artisan cheesemakers in Britain. It remains a small scale family business, these days led by John’s sons Rob and John-James.