Family-run Llandysul company scoops national award

CEREDIGION cheese company Caws Teifi Cheese is celebrating after winning one of the food and drink industry’s most recognised awards.

The Great Taste awards, referred to as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world, were held in London’s InterContinental Park Lane Hotel, London, where over 350 guests from the world of fine food gathered to hear the results of many months of rigorous judging.

And from the 12 Welsh products that received the top accolade of three stars at the Great Taste awards 2018, the Golden Fork from Wales was awarded to Caws Teifi Cheese’s Celtic Promise.

Caws Teifi Cheese, based at Glynhynod Farm, Llandysul, is now the longest established artisan cheese maker in Wales, having produced award winning raw milk cheeses for over 30 years.

The company was established in 1982 by co-founder John Savage-Onstwedder, who came to Wales from Holland to set about following his dream of organic farming. He set about reviving the lost tradition of using raw milk and local ingredients to make high quality artisanal cheese.

He said: “It is amazing to win this award. It’s the one that has always eluded us and when they opened the golden envelope, we were all so proud.

“To be awarded three stars in the Great Taste Awards is a testament to the skill and dedication of the whole team here at Caws Teifi Cheese.

“It also reflects the quality of the milk produced here in Ceredigion and we must give credit to Mr & Mrs Williams of Cilcert Farm, Ffos-y-Ffin, Aberaeron who produce the milk that makes our cheese.