Caws Teifi Cheese hits a perfect ‘six’ at British Cheese Awards

Caws Teifi Cheese has been named ‘Best Welsh Cheese’ at the British Cheese Awards, for a record sixth time.

Ceredigion cheesemakers Paula van Werkhoven and John-James Savage-Onstwedder received ‘The Dougal Campbell Memorial Trophy’ for their Teifi Natural cheese, at the awards ceremony at Cardiff City Hall.

It is the sixth time the Llandysul based artisan cheesemakers has won the Welsh Government sponsored trophy.

The company’s latest accolade follows previous success in numerous cheesemaking competitions with its range of cheeses including top honours at The World Cheese Awards; Product of the Year at the 2010-11 Wales the True Taste Food & Drink Awards; and has twice won the Supreme Champion title at the British Cheese Awards.
Also among Caws Teifi Cheese’s trophy cabinet is the highest award in British Artisan Cheesemaking – ‘The James Aldridge Memorial Trophy for the Best British Raw Milk Cheese, which was founded by HRH The Prince of Wales.

Said Caws Teifi Cheese founder, John Savage-Onstwedder,

“We have been making cheese for 28 years at Glynhynod Farm and we are delighted that the cheese we started with all those years ago has won again this year.

“We can confidently say that over the past 28 years Caws Teifi Cheese has proved to be the most highly awarded cheese in British artisan cheesemaking.”