Smooth and supple, Golden Cenarth cheese is washed in cider to develop its characteristic rind and savoury, full flavour
Suitable for Vegetarians
How Much Cheese To Buy
We recommend a portion size of 70-120g per person depending on when you are eating the cheese. 70g is ample if you are serving the cheese immediately after a large meal or as part of a buffet. If the cheese is the main part of the meal you will need to allow at least 100g per person and you may prefer to go to 120g if you think your guests will be particularly hungry (or just very fond of cheese!).
However, if you are only a small party, you may find that the pieces look a little small. In this case, choose fewer pieces, or even just one cheese, so that you can present your guests with something that looks more substantial. If you want to provide a wider choice of cheeses, just go for slightly larger pieces and enjoy the leftovers yourself the next day.
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A cross between a Reblochon and an Epoisses, Golden Cenarth cheese is a soft, pungent, washed-rind cheese that has gone on to win a number of awards, including Supreme Champion at the British Cheese Awards 2010 and Best British Semi-Soft Cheese in 2016.
Made by Carwyn Adams on the family farm in Carmarthenshire. Carwyn’s parents, Gwynfor and Thelma Adams, have been farming for over 42 years. Cheese-making has now been in the family for six generations. Thelma began making cheese in 1987 and soon established her reputation as a fine maker of traditional Caerffili, and was at the heart of the revival of Welsh artisan cheese-making.
When Carwyn returned to the family farm to develop the cheese-making business, he wanted to make more than just the Caerffili that his mother made so well; and so he started to experiment with different moulds and maturing methods. He has a flair for developing new flavours, one of which has resulted in Golden Cenarth.
After discovering an orange culture growing on a moist Caerffili, Carwyn allowed it to age, eager to discover what effect this would have on the cheese. He found that, with time, it softened the rind and gave rise to an unmistakable seductive pungency. Since that time, the culture has been kept alive and, even today, all Golden Cenarth cheeses are made using the original strain of Brevibacterium.