Gorwydd Caerphilly

Gorwydd Caerphilly

A densely crumbly centre with fresh, lemony flavours that gives way to a creamy, more mushroomy layer beneath the edible rind. 

Portion
Regular price £10.10
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milk type
Cow

ingredients
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal 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
Raw Cow's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Animal 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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The Trethowan brothers started making Gorwydd Caerphilly on their parents’ farm in West Wales but moved their production to Somerset in 2014.

Background

Though once the staple snack of miners and local farmhands, by the mid-19th century production of Caerphilly cheese had all but disappeared from its South Wales homeland. Across the border in Somer...

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Though once the staple snack of miners and local farmhands, by the mid-19th century production of Caerphilly cheese had all but disappeared from its South Wales homeland. Across the border in Somerset, however, the style lived on thanks to the region's Cheddar makers, who adopted it as a quicker-maturing cheese that could provide a steady stream of income while the Cheddars aged. After working as a cheesemonger here at Neal's Yard Dairy, Todd Trethowan learnt the art of Caerphilly making from Chris Duckett, a renowned Somerset cheesemaker and the only traditional Caerphilly maker in the UK at the time. He then moved back to Wales to set up a dairy with his brother Maugan on their parents' land, making cheese with locally sourced milk. In 2014, ever intent on improving the quality of their cheese, Todd and Maugan moved to Puxton Farm in Somerset. There, the brothers set about recreating the exact microclimate needed for Caerphilly.

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Our Work

When the cheese arrives with us, it is kept wrapped and in a humid environment.

Accompaniments

Biscuit Selection
£11.70

Rosebud Old Yorkshire Chutney
£6.10

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

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Joan Cass
Caerphilly

Delicious. Caerphilly has always been one of my favourites and this one is better than the supermarket versions. Will buy again.

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Jennifer M
Wonderful Gorwydd

Perfect condition, delicious flavour, cut like a dream and was very moreish! Couldn't be faulted. Thank you.

Your feedback is much appreciated Jennifer - many thanks! We're happy to hear that Gorwydd went down well.
Kind regards,
NYD

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Amanda Owen-Meehan
Gorwydd Caerphilly

The perfect Caerphilly which proved very popular on our Easter cheese board. It has a great depth of flavour and is part crumbly with a creamy and citrus taste.

We're happy to hear that Gorwydd hit the spot and was a highlight on your Easter cheeseboard Amanda. Thank you for sharing your feedback!
Kind regards,
NYD

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WAC
Sensational cheese!

Gorwydd Caerphilly is extraordinary……mellow and yet tart at the same time….there’s nothing else like it and my splendid ‘chunk’ from Neals Years was young and wonderful!

We appreciate your feedback on Gorwydd WAC - many thanks for sharing your experience with us!
All the best,
NYD

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Simon Walsham
Mild but Complex

Mild tasting, part crumbly but also with a creamy taste, part yellowing colour with a distinctive flavoured rind. A fabulous cheese all rounder.

We're happy to hear you enjoyed Gorwydd, Simon. Many thanks for sharing your feedback!
Best wishes,
NYD