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Duckett's Aged Caerphilly - Wesctombe Dairy, Somerset

Duckett's Aged Caerphilly - Wesctombe Dairy, Somerset

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Despite its Welsh origins, Caerphilly has been made by West Country cheesemakers since the 1800s. Originally a way to generate some short-term cash while their cheddars matured, it has since become an honorary Somerset cheese in its own right – and for good reason.

Westcombe Dairy named their Aged Caerphilly 'Duckett's' in honour of Chris Duckett. Chris was from nearby Wedmore and his family had been making Caerphilly on their farm since the 1920s. When they gave up farming in the 90s, Chris moved his cheesemaking operation over to Westcombe, although sadly ill-health forced him to retire a few years later.

Having become very fond of Chris's beautiful Caerphilly, and not wanting to see it disappear, they adopted his recipe and continue the Duckett family’s tradition Westcombe. They even diverted a spring through one of their cellars to make a dedicated Caerphilly ageing room, creating the perfect temperature and humidity for the cheese’s maturation.

With its fresh character and clean lactic tang. Summer grass and raw mushroom flavours meld into a long savoury/umami finish. The real beauty of our Aged Caerphilly, however, is the contrast between the crumbly interior and the softer area under the rind, essentially giving you two cheeses in one.

  • Silver British Cheese Awards 2019
  • Best British Cheese British Cheese Awards 2019
  • Best Territorial British Cheese Awards 2019

Raw cows milk, Traditional rennet (not vegetarian)

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