Caerphilly

1/2 lb. – $7.50 USD

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A pasteurized cheese made from cows’ milk, this cheese has its roots in a region of Wales, known Caerphilly. In the 1830’s farmer in this country side area of Wales produced excess milk that they could not hold and sell fresh. There were no tanker trucks or refrigeration systems that made it possible for it to be transported to large population area. Caerphilly cheese was the product made with this excess milk.

Welsh miners enjoyed a piece of the cheese for lunch, the hard rind protected the cheese from the miners’ dirty hands and the salt replaced the nutrient that the workers loss during their 10 hour plus days in the mine. The cheese has been traditionally used in making Welsh Rarebit, a smooth creamy cheese sauce served over toast and then briefly toasting the two together so that the cheese sauce turns thick and bubbling.

Caerphilly produced at the Argyle Cheese Farmers cheese house is mild yet favorable cheese. The flavors seem to blossom in the taster’s mouth just after the cheese is consumed. It is a semi-firm cheese with a buttery texture and a natural rind. It is aged about a month before it comes out of the aging room.

This is the cheesemakers’ favorite.

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