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Come and find us at St Nicholas Market Bristol or at Borough Market London between now and Christmas.

Christmas Cheese


Planning your Christmas Cheese?

Come and catch us if you can at our Christmas markets between now and Christmas – Borough Market, St Nicks & the Tobacco Factory (Bristol) or go to one of the very fine establishments that sell Gorwydd Caerphilly!

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Super Gold!

We are delighted to have just scooped a Super Gold medal at the World Cheese Awards!

World Cheese Awards

Success at the Global Cheese Awards 2016 in Frome

It’s a very good day when you win 6 awards!  We are chuffed to bits.

  1. Best Hard Speciality Cheese  – TROPHY – Gorwydd
  2. Hard Cheese with Unpasteurised Milk – GOLD – Gorwydd
  3. Rind Washed Cheese – GOLD – Trethowan’s Wash Rind
  4. Territorial Cheese – SILVER – Gorwydd
  5. Caerphilly – SILVER – Gorwydd
  6. Crumbly Territorials (Retailer Class) M&S / Gorwydd – SILVER

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Christmas cheese-make almost finished!

We’ve been busy recently making cheese for Christmas – and by the end of this week, we’ll be finished. Hurrah – we’re all exhausted!! Gorwydd Caerphilly  

Maturing the cheeses


Prepping the press

  Maugan taking cheeses to the packing room  
Store is filling up!

  Texturing the curd


Cheese presses 

  Stirring the curd

  Georgie stacking moulds 

Freshly made Gorwydds  

  Whole Gorwydd

  Cut Gorwydd

 Todd and Maugan stepping outside the dairy for a break!

Thanks to Andre Pattenden for taking the lovely photos! 

Calling all cheesemongers!

A very rare and brilliant opportunity to run our Borough Market stall has arisen.

The wonderful and talented children’s book illustrator Sam Usher has been running the stall extremely well for the last few years but as he becomes busier and busier (and more famous) with his books, he unfortunately has less time for cheese. We will be very sad to see him go – as will all his customers and fellow cheesemongers.

His departure does mean however that there is now an opening for a new cheesemongering stall holder. We are looking for someone who is interested in and loves cheese – and proper food generally (though all training will be given), seeking experience of running their own small business, is a ‘people person’, totally reliable, organised and self motivated, creative (good displays are really important) and a good sales person – in their own way. Attention to detail and being a stickler for food hygiene are also essential.

If you think it’s you we are looking for, either send a letter to telling us all about you and why you would like to run the stall and what skills and experience you would bring to the role, or pop along to the stall on Friday or Saturday and have a chat to Sam about what is entailed. Continue reading

The Annual Ceremony of Christmas Cheeses


I think we have been providing cheese for this ceremony every year since we started cheese making and it’s one of the things we really love doing!

The Annual Ceremony of Christmas Cheeses has been taking place for more than 300 years, with Chelsea war veterans being supplied with a wide range of cheeses at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Here’s a bit of history about the ceremony

And here’s some old Pathe footage