• The Cheese Geek Hafod

cg top tip: this one deserves to be eaten alone

Hafod

Age:  12-16 months
Milk:  Cow's
Pasteurised:  No
Region:  West Wales
Vegetarian:  No
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At cheesegeek as far as Cheddar-style cheeses go, Hafod pretty much conquers all. It just has everything, but doesn't overstep the mark at any stage. First of all, it is relatively unique in that it is made from the milk of Ayrshire cows, a deviation from the more common Holstein/Freisians. The recipe is derived from a Poacher, and it is that Alpine influence that brings so much to the table. Rather than a really tangy, dry crumbly cheddar, Hafod is more nutty and retains a lovely suppleness even after 1yr plus on the maturing shelves. It is intensely buttery, in a melted butter on toast kind of way. When you eat it, you really feel like you are treating yourself. And I think what you really do get from a cheese like Hafod, or Poacher for that matter, is such an epically smooth finish. It just chills out in your mouth for a little bit, then dissipates just when it should...like leaving a party at just the right moment. An absolute must for any lovers of hard cheese.

Delivery is not only free, and not only at a set day of your choosing, but also comes in a climate control box (the only in the industry) that comes with a 48 hour freshness guarantee.

If that wasn't enough, we also add an insert that will talk you through the info on the cheeses, tasting notes and a scorecard to help you make the very most of your cheesegeek delivery!

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Meet the Maker

Holden Farm Dairy is based on Bwlchwernen Fawr Farm, West Wales and has been certified organic since 1973, making it the longest-standing registered organic dairy farm in Wales. Owner, Patrick Holden, and wife Becky now run the farm producing Hafod from the raw milk of their Ayrshire dairy herd.

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