Caws Cenarth

Caws Cenarth, Boncath: Hours, Address, Caws Cenarth Reviews: 4/5

Speciality & Gift Shops
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The area
Address
Fferm Glyneithinog, Boncath SA37 0LH Wales

4.0
61 reviews
Excellent
34
Very good
15
Average
6
Poor
4
Terrible
2

Jonathan P
13 contributions
Quick stop
Jun 2019 • Family
We made a quick stop to buy some cheese to take away with us. After the helpful staff helping us sample the cheese we ended up buying 4 - thanks for the tip about the leek cheese sauce it was very tasty! Hope to be back again soon.
Written June 23, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin D
Caerphilly County, UK30 contributions
Disappointing
Apr 2019
Visited and could not find anyone around, finally someone appeared and said they would send someone to the shop. Young guy arrived put some cheese from the fridge on the counter. No tasters, bought some cheese and left. Total time of visit about twenty minutes, not worth the effort due to difficulty of finding
Written May 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lucas H
Cardiff, UK82 contributions
A Little Dissapointed
Sep 2018 • Family
A little bit disappointed with our visit, as the prime reason for taking the family, was for them to experience how cheese is made.
We travelled up on a Saturday and checked the website to see it there was a ‘prime’ time to visit, to see the cheese being made, viewing from the gallery above the cheese making floor. The website states that the best time to visit is between 11:30 and 15:00 if you want to see cheese being made. We arrived around 11:00 and it seems as though we were late, as the staff seemed to be washing up the moulds and scrubbing the whole place down. This might have been pre-cheese making activities, but as there’s not really anyone around to ask (visitors are separated from the cheese making via a viewing window) it was hard to tell. We visited a cheese dairy some years ago, which was an early start, but was a good day out, as you saw the start of the process, had a lunch break in their café (with a nice cheese sandwich) and then went back in, to see the cheese going into moulds. This possibly set our expectation of our visit to Caws Cenarth, a little too high.
The visitors centre does have a lot of information about the process of cheese making and also about the types of cheeses that are made at Caws Cenarth, so that went some way to placating the kids, who’d been promised a cheese making experience.
The shop (situated across the yard) provides an opportunity to buy some of the cheese made there, but when we visited, some of the cheeses that they make were not available, which was a shame, as we really fancied trying a Smoked Caerphilly.
The 'cheese tasting' wasn't quite the experience we expected either, as it was really just a 'can I try a bit of that' whilst you're in the process of trying to decide which cheese you fancy, from the ones on display. That said, there are quite a few cheeses to spend your well-earned pennies on and we came away with good chunks of Perl Wen and Perl Las in our selection of cheeses.
It’s a shame that it’s not clearer when cheese will actually be ‘in the making’ on the website, but luckily enough, the silver lining to the would be ‘cloud’ of a visit, was stumbling across Bluestone Brewing Company, on the way back South.
Written September 3, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ances2rsearch
United Kingdom482 contributions
Disappointing visit
Dec 2017 • Couples
It's open so should be prepared for visitors. Nothing to see looking through plastic into the factory. No tasters... Ended up only buying 2 cheeses. Had intended to buy many for Xmas. Not much of a welcome. It's a long drive so the customers experience should be good. Ended up buying Snowdonia cheeses in Newcastle emlyn!
Written December 4, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

maxdaffodil
Cardiff, UK24 contributions
cheese at its best
Sep 2017 • Friends
A wet and windy day so 10 friends decided to visit, be prepared for your sat nav to take you around the very narrow roads that lead, eventually, to the farm. It's not very well signposted. Unfortunately even though the leaflet suggests arriving between 11am - 3pm, which we did, there was no production during our visit (11.20 to 12.25). However there are information boards to read in the small museum, lots of cheese making implements and moulds, the trophies to admire and the lady kindly put on a dvd for us to view which explains how the business was started, the whole process of cheesemaking and their awards. This is very interesting. Then we were invited to a cheese tasting, at no cost, and we sampled a dozen cheeses. We all had our favourites - there are both soft and hard cheeses, herb cheese (which tastes like pizza) and more specialised cheeses like brandy and apricot. We really enjoyed it and come away with a wide selection of produce as they also sell items to accompany the cheese, eg fig compote. A great visit.
Written October 4, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laura B
Laura B
Carmarthen, UK118 contributions
Not worth the effort....
Aug 2017 • Friends
Or the petrol trying to find this place. Such a disappointment, we were there almost an hour. Arrived and saw no signs of life, a small barn with some billboards, a small window to "observe" cheesemaking but all we saw was trolleys of boxed cheeses. Another out building had a demonstration video, this was off empty and no one was around to explain. The shop was lovely and so was the lady serving and talking us through the tasters. The cheese is very nice and we did buy quite a bit, but you can buy these elsewhere.
Written September 5, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

FirstLadyNI
North Ferriby, UK149 contributions
Cheese Lover's Heaven!
Jul 2017 • Couples
There's a small museum that explains how cheese is made and there are places where you can look down to see the cheese being made, unfortunately for us we weren't there at the right time to see this but they did have a video that you could sit and watch the process on. We then walked across to the cheese tasting area/shop and could have quite happily bought it all. We'd tried the Golden Cenarth at a restaurant prior to our visit so knew we liked that one, but the other cheeses were all very nice and with some very good offers on.
Written August 4, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul B
Hetton-le-Hole, UK53 contributions
Day out
Aug 2017 • Family
A lovely hour out. Very informative. 5 year old a little bored but the adults loved it. Cheese tasting lush and we came away with some lovely cheese. Reasonably priced as well direct from the farm.
Written August 2, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Emily V
Southampton, UK8 contributions
Worth a visit
Jun 2017 • Couples
Off the main road you will find this little cheese shop and farm. We were not there at the right time to see the cheese being made, but a video in the little museum showed us the process. Lots of information about the local cheese. Another video in the cheese shop told a story of the location. A little outdated now, but still worth a watch. The owner was behind the cheese counter making sure we tried a piece of every cheese on offer! Yummy! Went away happy after spending a good hour and a half there on a rainy day with some cheese to take home!
Written June 13, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amber L
Virginia Beach, VA186 contributions
Cheesy...in a good way
May 2017 • Couples
You'll walk through a little a museum first that describes the cheeses and how to make them. Then you'll head over to the tasting room. This cheese is so good! We had to take some back to the states with us(:
Written May 19, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 60
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Caws Cenarth

Caws Cenarth is open:
  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM