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A famous Welsch cow's milk cheese, named for the village in Wales where it was developed. Caerphilly is a fresh, white, mild cheese with a delicate, slightly salty and lightly acidic flavour. With a moderately firm, creamy and open texture,it was originally made a century and a half ago and eaten by hard-working Welsh miners. Apparently, the cheese's saltiness replenished the salt lost from their bodies when mining. These days, Caerphilly's distinctive flavour is enjoyed more above ground with a Zinfandel or a white Lambrusco. It is best eaten fresh, sold in cylinders or blocks.
Perfect with dark breads and ales.
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