Here’s a quick insight to some of the great cheeses made in the Brecon Beacons….
Create a captivating cheeseboard with Abergavenny Fine Foods, Blaenafon cheddar company and award-winning sheep’s cheese Caws Mynydd Du . Complement these with gourmet crackers from Cradoc’s Savoury Biscuits.
The owners Pam and Tony Craske bought their hill side farm in 1981. They were inspired to start selling goats cheese after the farm they owned was not self sufficient enough. So after purchasing 6 goats and borrowing a book from Abergavenny library they started making and selling goats cheese in Abergavenny’s WI Market.
What started out as a small family run business selling their local cheeses has now become a large food producer, that supports the local economy and bring high quality food to the area.
The Abergavenny Fine Food Company are a private family owned business and remain committed to delivering these values and providing the best product, from the finest ingredients and delivering superior customer service.
Caws Mynydd Du
Caws Mynydd Du meaning ‘Black Mountains Cheese’ has been set up by, Andrew and Helen Meredith, to try to ensure the survival of their small family farm. Their farm nestles at the foot of the Black Mountains in the east of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Caws Mynydd Du have developed a traditional, welsh, farmhouse cheese made from sheep milk produced solely from their flock at Lodge Farm. The sheep are mainly Poll Dorset and Poll Dorset X and are fed purely on grass and crops grown and harvested on the farm.
Caws Mynydd Du Cheeses can be bought from a variety of local delis and butchers in the Brecon Beacons including Deli Delicous in Abergavenny and Cashell Butchers in Crickhowell.
The Blaenafon Cheddar Company is specialist cheddar company which was established in the World Heritage town of Blaenafon in South Wales.
The company is owned and run by Susan Fiander-Woodhouse. Susan has been behind the creation of new cheeses such as Boddingtons beer with pickle and Scrumpy Jack cider with apple blended into mild cheddars to name but a few. Her role involved conception, design, shelf life trials through to product launch. Her creations have won many awards in the UK and USA. Blaenafon have eleven distinct cheeses on offer, which also includes goats cheese as well.