Gorwydd Caerphilly

Gorwydd Caerphilly

A densely crumbly centre presenting fresh, lemony flavours gives way to a creamy, more mushroomy layer beneath the edible rind – the happy result of this Caerphilly being matured for longer than most Caerphilly cheeses made today.

Portion
Regular price £9.15
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milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Near Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

milk source
Produced on-site

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milk type
Cow

ingredients
MILK, salt, rennet

coagulant
Animal Rennet

milk treatment
Raw

location
Near Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset

milk source
Produced on-site

breed
Holstein; Jersey

season
All year

average age
2-4 Months

cheesemakers
Maugan & Todd Trethowan

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Cheesemaker Todd Trethowan learned the art of traditional Caerphilly from Chris Duckett: a man renowned in the cheese world for being the last in a long line of traditional Somerset Caerphilly makers.

Our Work

When the cheese arrives with us, it is kept wrapped and in a humid environment to further encourage the mushroomy, buttery breakdown under the velvety rind.

Accompaniments

Biscuit Selection
£7.95

Rosebud Old Yorkshire Chutney
£6.00

Recipes

Kentish Apple Pie

This traditional pie was apparently a favourite of Charles Dickens. The tang of the cheese lifts the sweet and lightly spiced apples into new realms of pudding heaven.

FAQs

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
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Linda A
Super Cheese

I bought this as a present for my Husband who had read about unpasteurised cheese. It tasted very good and keeps being nibbled! The packet arrived in good condition and still cool despite the hot weather. I was in so it was put straight into the fridge to save for after the weekend.

Hi Linda A,

Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it. Glad to hear the Gorwydd Caerphilly was so well received.

Kind regards,
NYD

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Tara Dudar
Loved it - and I’m not normally a fan of Caerphilly!

We ordered a whole one for using in a wedding cake and really loved it - found it a mature smooth taste that wasn’t too strong . Very popular with our guests!

Hi Tara,
Thank you so much for your review! We're happy to receive your lovely feedback.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Sue S
Well received

Always a popular choice on the cheeseboard. This slice was not to my taste as much as the version we had at Christmas, but did receive good reviews round the table.

Hi Sue,
Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your feedback with us. I'm passing it along to our maturation team. Please let me know if I can be of any further help.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Nick Montagu
Delicious hard cheese, with terrific keeping properties.

We love this cheese, which completely refutes the stereotype of boring Caerphilly. It has tremendous character, combining a pleasing touch of sourness with real depth of flavour. It also has great keeping qualities: we enjoy undiminished quality in a large piece well over a week on.

Hi Nick,
We're so happy to hear you've enjoyed Gorwydd. Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback with us - we appreciate it!
All the best,
NYD

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Neil Fallowfield
Sublime Caerphilly

This is not to be eaten carefully!

Hi Neil,
Thank you so much for your review and feedback - much appreciated!
We're happy to hear you've enjoyed Gorwydd!
All the best,
NYD