Perl Las Organic
Perl Las meaning Blue Pearl in Welsh was devised by Carwyn Adams and family on their farm in the valley of the River Cych Production of Perl Las started in 1987 as a means to diversify their farm business away from just milk. This change of direction proved to be a really success and Caws Cenarth now produce a range of magnificent Welsh cheese.
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Ingredients: Milk (Cow, Goat, Buffalo or Ewe’s Milk), Salt, Starter Culture, Bacteria, Rennet.
For allergens, please see ingredients.
Perl Las, meaning ‘Blue Pearl’ in Welsh, is made by Carwyn Adams of Caws Cenarth near Cardigan in the heart of West Wales. This is a family cheesemakers started by Carwyn’s parents, Thelma and Gwynfor, in 1987 in response to milk quotas which had an effect on the price of milk. Thelma and Gwynfor decided the best option was not to have to close their dairy all together but to diversify into cheese making which has been a huge success ever since and they have not looked back once.
Thelma and Gwynfor’s initiative instigated and led the revival of Welsh Farmhouse Cearphilly and Caws Cenarth is recognised as the oldest established producer of Welsh Farmhouse Caerphilly.
Perl Las is made by hand using cows pasteurised organic milk with vegetarian rennet. Sea salt is rubbed into the rind after it has formed as this allows for slower intrusion of the salt than if it were dipped in brine. It is then stored on rollers to allow plentiful circulation of air during maturation. Once they have reached maturity, the cheeses are foil wrapped and further matured to develop flavour. Each batch is tasted to ensure it is of optimum quality before being sent out.
Perl Las is unlike any other blue cheese. It is strong in taste yet delicate enough for most discerning palates. Its flavour is initially rounded and creamy with blue overtones which linger in the mouth.