This is the only traditional cheese associated with Wales.  From the 1800’s to pre-World War I, it was served as a favourite among Welsh miners.  Caerphilly has a fresh buttery, herbaceous sweetness with a hint of lemon.  With age it becomes softer and creamier and develops a rind that is mottled with a magnificent thick gray coat.

How to Enjoy:

The mild lemony flavour of Caerphilly works very well in savoury dishes and is a key ingredient in the famous Welsh Rarebit.  It is equally delicious melted on crusty bread.  Typically served with beer or white wine.


  • Milk Cow
  • Country Wales
  • Region All over
  • Type Hard