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Thelma Caerffili

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Thelma Caerffili is named after Thelma Adams, who led the revival of Welsh artisan cheese production with her husband Gwynfor in the mid-1980s in response to the introduction of milk quotas. Today Carmarthenshire-based Caws Cenarth is run by Thelma and Gwynfor’s son Carwyn. Organic Thelma Caerffili is a more mature version of their traditional Caerffili; it has a loose and slightly crumbly texture with a delicate lemony flavour – an essential cheeseboard pick.

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.

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Weight

180g, 600g, 1.3kg, 2.6kg

Cheese Type

Milk Type

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Vegetarian

Yes

Suitable for Pregnancy

Yes

Pasteurised

Yes

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 business these days.

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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