Sunday, 28 February 2010

Cheese of the week - pt 2 - Gorwydd Caerphilly

St David's Day tomorrow, so I'll be handing round the Welsh Cakes at the office.  Have already treated myself to some fine cheese.

The commercially produced version of Caerphilly is similar to the many other British "white" cheese - Lancashire, Cheshire and Wensleydale, but Gorwydd Caerphilly is a proper traditional farmhouse version of the cheese.  As it ages it becomes creamier in texture and deeper cream in colour.  The flavour is more intense as well.  Sorely tempted to put together a potato, leek and bacon bake for tomorrow night and embellish it with cubes of Caerphilly - if there's any left!

1 comment:

mangocheeks said...

I agree with you. A good Caerphilly cheese is hard to find, those sold commercially are ust not the same.

MMmmmmm I bet your Welsh cakes were delicious. Melt in the mouth.