Rare raw milk cheese delivers on promise, grabbing Golden Fork for Welsh dairy

Celebrating the very best in food and drink, Great Taste, the world’s most coveted food awards, has reached its grand finale for 2018. The Great Taste Golden Fork for the best food or drink from Wales was presented to Caws Teifi Cheese from Ceredigion for its Celtic Promise, a “well structured” washed rind raw milk cheese. Described as “artisan cheese making at its finest”, demonstrating “astonishing skill”, the cheese is “floral, farmyard and buttery with amazing gamey and livery notes on the punchy rind”. As the praise rolled in, judges also commented on the “fruitiness to the paste, giving a freshness to the flavour and helping it melt in the mouth”.

Out of a record breaking 12,634 products entered into Great Taste 2018, the Celtic Promise, which was one of the first pungent washed rind raw milk cheeses to be produced in modern Britain, was celebrated as the best tasting product in its region at the Great Taste Golden Fork Dinner held on Sunday 2 September at the 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.