Blue Cheese

These cheeses range between hard and soft, mild and strong, but always have distinct blue or green veins running through them. The veins are a type of penicillin and are usually introduced by hand into the interior of the cheese with the use of a metal spike.
131 - Perl Las

Perl Las

A superb Welsh blue cheese, golden in colour, with a creamy, gently salty taste that grows stronger with maturity

Perl Las, meaning 'Blue Pearl’ in Welsh, is made by Carwyn Adams of Caws Cenarth near Cardigan in the heart of West Wales. This is a family cheesemakers started by Carwyn's parents, Thelma and Gwynfor, in 1987 in response to milk quotas in which had an effect on the price of milk. Thelma and Gweynfor decided the best option was not to have to close their dairy all together but to diversify into cheese making which has been a huge success ever since and they have not looked back once.

Perl Las is made by hand. Sea salt is rubbed into the rind after it has formed as this allows for slower intrusion of the salt than if it were dipped in brine. It is then stored on rollers to allow plentiful circulation of air during maturation. Once they have reached maturity, the cheeses are foil wrapped and further matured to develop flavour. Each batch is tasted to ensure it is of optimum quality before being sent out.

Perl Las is unlike any other blue cheese. It is strong in taste yet delicate enough for most discerning palates. Its flavour is initially rounded and creamy with blue overtones which linger in the mouth.

Thelma and Gwynfor's initiative instigated and led the revival of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili, and Caws Cenarth is recognised as the oldest established producer of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili.

Not for export  PLU: 131
per 250g

Key Facts

  • Country Made In Wales
  • Type of Milk Cow
  • Pasteurisation Pasteurised
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Region West Wales
  • Organic No
  • Flavour Salty and creamy
  • 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 DrinkTawny Port


  • IngredientsCows' Milk, Salt, Rennet, Dairy Cultures (Milk)
  • AllergensMilk
  • Nutritional Information
  • Typical Valuesper 100g
  • Energy kJ1436 kJ
  • Energy kcal347 kcal
  • Fat29.2 g
  •      of which saturates 15.44 g
  • Carbohydrates0.70 g
  •      of which sugars <0.1 g
  • Protein20.60 g
  • Salt2.8 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

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