Hard Cheese

Generally these cheeses are the longest matured and have the smallest moisture content. Hard cheeses normally come either cloth bound, wax covered or with a natural rind.
858 - Caerphilly Gorwydd

Caerphilly Gorwydd

A handmade Caerphilly with a distinct creamy outer layer near the rind and crumbly, citrus flavoured centre. Made with Organic milk.

Caerphilly cheese originated in Wales because as a 'territorial' cheese, specific environmental conditions such as rainfall, humidity and mould types were beneficial to making this type of cheese. However, its manufacture almost died out until Todd Trethown re-established the production of the cheese in 1996, making it to a traditional recipe at Gorwydd, his family farm in the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains at Llanddewi Brefi, West Wales.
Todd is originally from Somerset, like Chris Duckett, the third-generation veteran Caerphilly maker who worked withTodd to learn the trade, but had a Welsh grandmother who grew up just outside Caerphilly and used to make the cheese herself. As the dairy has become busier, the actual making of the cheese is now done by Todd's brother Maughan, and Maughan's wife Kim matures them.

The Dairy moved to North Somerset summer 2014.

Gorwydd Caerphilly is a mature, hand-made Caerphilly made to a traditional recipe, using raw cows' milk and GM free animal rennet. These ingredients, combined with the process of working the curd by hand and encouraging the natural mould rind to develop, keep the cheese true to the origins of traditional Caerphilly.

Caerphilly that may be bought from some supermarkets can often be thought of as dry and with little flavour. Gorwydd Caerphilly, however, is the opposite. It ripens slowly from the rind, giving it a unique, stripy interior with the crumbly centre being encased in a rich, softer textured paste.
When the cheese is young it has a lemony fresh- tasting tang but as it matures this flavour changes to become more intense with an added creamy flavour letting the cheese become more dynamic. For a richer experience it is suggested for the rind to be eaten and enjoyed as well.

Caerphilly was originally produced as something that miners might enjoy. The cheeses were rinded and shaped with a distinct depth, that enabled the miners to hold a wedge of the cheese with their dirty hands, and eat from the middle.

Gorwydd Carephilly won Gold in the category of 'Farmhouse/Traditional Caerphilly cheese at the International Cheese Awards Nantwich Show 2017

Gorwydd Carephilly has won many awards; it won Best Territorial Cheese at 2017 Artisan Cheese Awards.

Gorwydd Caerphilly also had a very successful 2016 and picked up the following awards:
World cheese Awards - Super Gold
British Cheese Awards - Gold
Global Cheese Awards - Gold
International Cheese Awards
Artisan Cheese Awards - Gold & Best British Territorial Cheese

In previous years the Gorwydd Caerphilly has also won:
2015 British Cheese Awards - Gold
2014 World cheese Awards - Super Gold

Unpasteurised PLU: 858
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In England
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Unpasteurised
  • Vegetarian No
  • Region Somerset
  • Organic Yes
  • Flavour Mushroomy and citrus
  • Accreditation None
  • Weight 250g

Store & Serve

All cut cheeses are cut to order and will have approximately 12 days shelf life on them from the date the order is despatched

  • StorageKeep refrigerated.
  • Instructions for useServe at room temperature.
  • Recommended DrinkWhite Burgundy


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1609 kJ
  • Energy kcal388 kcal
  • Fat32.0 g
  •      of which saturates 19.2 g
  • Carbohydrates2.6 g
  •      of which sugars <0.1 g
  • Protein22.4 g
  • Salt1.475 g

  • Name & address of food supplierPaxton & Whitfield Ltd, 93 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JE

These summary details have been prepared for information purposes only. While we have taken care in preparing this summary and believe it is accurate, it is not a substitute for reading the product packaging and label prior to use. Paxton & Whitfield is unable to accept liability for any incorrect information. If you require specific advice, please contact our mail order team on 01451 823460 or email sales@paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.

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