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Caerphilly Gorwydd

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

£10.25 per 250g
Unpasteurised Traditional Rennet Cow


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Key Facts

  • CountryEngland
  • RegionSomerset
  • FlavourMushroomy and citrus
  • Type of MilkCow
  • PasteurisationUnpasteurised
  • Vegetarian RennetNo
  • OrganicYes

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. Due to high demand, it is occasionally necessary for us to substitute items in orders for an alternative. We will always endeavour to choose an alternative, which is the most similar to the item you have selected and of equal or higher value for no additional charge.

  • 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
  • Energy kcal388
  • Fat32.0
  • Of which saturates19.2
  • Carbohydrates2.6
  • Of which sugars>0.1
  • Protein22.4
  • Salt1.475
Name & address of food supplier

Paxton & 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

Award-winning, handmade Caerphilly Cheese

Often described as a 'three-in-one' cheese, Gorwydd Caerphilly has an edible mushroomy flavour rind, a creamy softness on the outer edge which ripens from the outside in and the centre of the cheese is crumbly, citrussy and bright. It's made by the Trethowan brothers on their dairy in North Somerset. 

Gorwydd is a mature, handmade Caerphilly cheese 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.

The crisp green apple flavours of a Chablis or white burgundy both pair well with the citrus flavours of Caerphilly and contrast the mushroom umami of older cheeses. Delicious with Paxton & Whitfield Original Oaties and paired simply with freshly sliced apple or pear. 

Your Caerphilly cheese will be hand-cut to order and wrapped in our Paxton & Whitfield wax paper. 

British Cheese Awards 2024 - Gold Caerphilly Traditional Wheel

British Cheese Awards 2024 - Best cheese from a member of the Specialist Cheesemaker Association

Great Taste Awards 2022: 2 Stars

World Cheese Awards 2021: Super Gold 

Great Taste Awards 2021: 3 Stars

World Cheese Awards 2019: Super Gold 

International Cheese Awards 2017: Gold

Artisan Cheese Awards 2017: Best Territorial Cheese 

Cheese weights ordered in multiple quantities are always cut as one large piece, unless otherwise requested in the delivery notes section of checkout

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