Caws Cenarth Organic Cheese Farm, Visitor Centre and Café Cwtch
Thelma is cutting the delicate curd.
Perl Las - Welsh Organic Blue
Award winning Caerffili Cheese from Caws Cenarth
Come and visit our Organic farm, where Organic cattle can be seen grazing the lush pastures.

Caws Cenarth Organic Cheese Farm

Introduction

Caws Cenarth Organic Cheese Farm, Visitor Centre and Café Cwtch. Hand Crafted Cheeses Made on a Family Farm. In the heart of West Wales, is a small family enterprise - Caws Cenarth Cheese. Here, where Welsh speaking Gwynfor and Thelma Adams have been farming for over 42 years, the cheesemaking business was established in April 1987 as a response to the E.C milk quotas which had threatened the viability of the family farm. Thelma and Gwynfor's initiative is acknowledged to have instigated and led the revival of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili and Caws Cenarth is now the oldest established producer of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili.

Caws Cenarth Organic Cheese Farm, Visitor Centre and Café Cwtch


Hand Crafted Cheeses Made on a Family Farm

In the heart of West Wales, is a small family enterprise - Caws Cenarth Cheese. Here, where Welsh speaking Gwynfor and Thelma Adams have been farming for over 42 years, the cheesemaking business was established in April 1987 as a response to the E.C milk quotas which had threatened the viability of the family farm. Thelma and Gwynfor's initiative is acknowledged to have instigated and led the revival of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili and Caws Cenarth is now the oldest established producer of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili.

Drawing on skills derived from a long family tradition of cheesemaking. Gwynfor remembers as a small child helping his mother to fill the large 40lb moulds and Thelma has fond memories of watching her mother turn the surplus milk from the two family cows into a moreish white Caerffili cheese using very basic cheesemaking utensils.

However, times have moved on and now the Adams have the benefit of modern stainless steel equipment but the cheese is still made entirely by hand in the time-honoured way and is even pressed in cast iron presses which are now over a hundred years old. Some of these presses even carry the names of local towns such as Carmarthen and Cardigan.

We extend a cordial welcome to visit us to watch the cheesemaking free of charge from our special Visitor Centre. We will even offer you free samples of all our award winning cheeses. We are open all year but it is essential to check beforehand for, as much as we love our life on the farm, we do have to be away occasionally.

The majority of Caws Cenarth Cheeses are from Organic milk and certified by the Soil Association.

Visitor Centre, Organic Farm and Café Cwtch
Caws Cenarth Cheeses are produced exclusively from the milk of Ffosyficer Organic Farm who themselves bottle their own milk and produce the fantastic 'Daioni' Organic Milk shake. Come and visit our Organic farm, where Organic cattle can be seen grazing the lush pastures.

Visit our visitor centre where you can come and watch the cheese-making process, see our collection of traditional cheese equipment before proceeding to enjoy tasting the finished product.

Also you can enjoy home cooked food at our new 'Cafe Cwtch '

Best viewing times:11:00 am to 2:00pm.

Please call us first to avoid disappointment as we do not make cheese every day.

Tel. (01239) 710432

Open Monday - Saturday 10- 5pm.

Closed Sundays

Products

Traditional Organic Caerffili Cheese
Our Organic Caerffili Cheese can be described as having a fresh lemony taste with delightful creamy aftertaste. It has won numerous plaudits over the years including winning Best Farmhouse Caerffili at the Royal Welsh show a record number of times. Our Customers are far and wide including Harrods of London where it has been available in their food hall for over 16 years.(Another record for a Welsh cheese)

Best Welsh Cheese - British Cheese Awards 2005

Best Caerffili Cheese - British Cheese Awards 2005

Gold Award - True Taste Awards 2002/2003

Silver Award - True Taste Awards 2005

Available in 4.5kg,3kg, pre-pack & 450g miniatures

Organic Certification UK5

Oak Smoked Organic Cheese
Our Smoked cheese is smoked over organic surplus oak chips foraged from our hedges and woodlands in our own purpose built smokery.

Silver Award - World Cheese Awards

Available in 4.5kg,3kg, pre-pack & 450g miniatures

Organic Certification UK5

Organic Garlic & Herb Cheese
A subtle blend of organic rosemary thyme and herbs with garlic makes this cheese irresistible to the garlic lover. Particularly delicious when melted under the grill.

Available in 4.5kg,3kg, pre-pack & 450g miniatures

Organic Certification UK5

Speciality Mature Cheeses
Speciality miniatures in three succulent varieties:

Leek with white wine,
Sundried tomatoes with white wine,
Apricot with brandy.

Ideal gifts for the person "who has everything"

Available in 200g miniatures.

*** New *** Golden Cenarth
An organic washed rind soft cheese with a pungent aroma but with a creamy taste and texture.

Limited stocks available.

Available in 250g miniature round in wooden box.

Perl Wen
- Organic Soft White Cheese
Perl Wen was developed in 2000 and when young displays the characteristics of both a Caerffili and a Brie. The softness of the outside blending with the fresh lemony centre. Perl Wen can be eaten at almost any age. When ripe, it becomes paler and develops a brown tinge. At this stage Perl Wen develops a unique flavour with a soft, rich paste.

Organic Certification UK5

Cenarth Brie
Cenarth Brie is our most latest cheese, developed in January 2006 Cenarth Brie is a very rich creamy brie with a fat in moisture content of 60 %.

Perl Wen and Cenarth Brie is best kept at fridge temperature of about 3-5 degree celcius and best served when brought up to room temeprtaure.

Both Perl Wen and Cenarth Brie are available in 2kg,1.3kg, 300g minis & 250 gram wedges

Our cheeses also come in attractive miniatures and can be supplied waxed or in a natural rind finish. All miniature are carefully handmade and waxed individually by our skilled staff. They make the perfect gift.

All of our cheeses are also available in pre-pack wedges. These wedges are ideal to sell in display counters and each portion is sized between 150 and 200 gram.

They come in clear vinyl packaging or in white textured finish (Top left wedge).

Wedges are presented with full information ticket on the underside and can also be pre-priced for trade customers.

Some interesting Links

   
         
 

Soil Association

Rhug Estate Organics

Blas ar Fwyd Delicatessen



Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015


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