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Grate result, Caerphilly cheese gets European protection

‘Traditional Welsh Caerphilly' has joined the ranks of Champagne, Parma Ham and Melton Mowbray Pork Pies by being awarded protected food name status by the European Commission.

From today ‘Traditional Welsh Caerphilly’ is protected by the European Protected Geographical Indication status.

Under the EU’s protected food name scheme certain food and drink products receive Europe-wide legal protection against imitation, misuse and fraud.

The cheese joins a family of 15 Welsh protected products, including Anglesey sea salt & Pembrokeshire earlies.

‘Traditional Welsh Caerphilly' is Wales’s only native cheese.

Gwynfor and Thelma Adams from Caws Cenarth first made this cheese in 1987 when they started making cheese as a direct result of milk quotas.

Today, 30 years later, their Traditional Welsh Caerphilly is made with the same original recipe and has been named after Thelma, as Thelma’s Original.

– Carwyn Adams from Caws Cenarth

We are proud we now have fifteen Welsh food and drink products that have been awarded PFN status.

This is testament to the high quality and unique nature of our produce.

– Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, Lesley Griffiths