The Blaenafon Cheddar Company

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The Blaenafon Cheddar Company

The Blaenafon Cheddar Company
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 - 5:00 PM
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A Food Tourism Destination for Wales, based in the World Heritage Town of Blaenavon. See the Award winning cheeses being matured 300ft below ground at Big Pit Mining Museum which is free entry. Visit us and have a cheese tasting & see the hand made cheese production,the cheeses are also available to purchase. We are a family business, mum, dad & son & son in law. We have won many medals for our cheeses including; The International Cheese Gold 2013, Great Taste Awards double Gold 2012, British Cheese Awards Silver 2012, Royal Welsh Cheese Awards Gold 2014, Royal Malvern Gold 2013 & the South West of England Cheese Awards Gold 2014
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Sara S
2 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
If you want to try different, homemade cheeses, then this is the place for you. All cheese are homemade in the family run shop. We done the cheddar tasting and it didn't disappoint. Friendly, knowledgeable and well worth it
Written October 19, 2021
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J T
4 contributions
Sep 2021
Discovered this gem while visiting the historical town of Blaenavon. Absolutely delicious hand-made cheeses using locally sourced ingredients. Loved the traditional mature cheddar and also opted for the Dragon's Breath (cheddar with chilli mustard) and cheddar with onion marmalade and Taffy Apple cider. There was a variety of original cheeses in a number of sizes, all beautifully wax sealed. Also noticed their lovely display of cheese tasting awards Started by a local mum and her lovely 18 year old daughter, this is a must visit for all cheese lovers.
Written September 5, 2021
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Welsh Traveller
1 contribution
Apr 2020
The cheese is so tasty and full of flavour. I've bought the cheese for myself a number of times and decided to buy a gift set for a friend. I odered through the website which was easy to use. Can't fault the customer service. Friendly staff.
Written July 13, 2020
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thank you for your review, it is much appreciated a it helps other customers to informed choices
Written October 9, 2020
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Andy&Mark
Newport, UK248 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
As we had a houseful of guests over the weekend, we asked the the lovely Sue and Gerry of The Blaenavon Cheddar Company if they could come along to our home and give us all a talk on her company and produce.

After setting up early on a Sunday morning in the garden, (thanks for getting up so early on your day off), Sue and Gerry proceeded to talk us through the origins of the company, their worldwide export markets, and how they produced their multi-award winning cheeses, one of which, Pwll Mawr, is matured down a real coal mine.

Then came the tastings . . . . enjoyed by all . . . . many of us had individual favourites including the Pwll Mawr, Dragon's Breath and Cider and Onion Marmalade Cheddar. It goes without saying that many purchases were made as we could not resist.

Sue also brought along lots of different locally-produced honeys and chutneys which were equally as delicious.

If you or your company are ever looking a talk thats a little different and much more interesting and interactive than the norm, you would be hard-pushed to beat a presentation by The Blaenavon Cheddar Company.

They also have their own well-stocked store in Blaenavon High Street, address listed on Trip Advisor.
Written July 6, 2015
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Thank you very much for the review. It was a great pleasure to be invited into your home. We enjoyed every minute of it & the business networking was good too. I am looking forwards to visiting your colleague in Bristol. Kind Regards Susan
Written July 7, 2015
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Roger B
Blaenavon, UK247 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
Terrific attraction where you can see multi award-winning Blaenavon Cheddar actually being made on the premises. The welcome is friendly and the choice of cheeses (many laced with liquer) is wide.
Written November 8, 2013
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I am sorry the review is so late, there seems to be a glitch as I responded previously to your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your visit & hope to see you again
Written March 30, 2017
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Sarka Hawtin
7 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
I wasn’t sure about travelling for almost 3 hrs ‘just’ for a cheese tasting but it was definitely worth it! After visiting a cheese factory a while back, we were surprised to see this small shop. When we came in, everything was set up and Susan’s welcome was very friendly, she made us feel like we entered a friend’s house. Thinking we were going to eat a few cheeses and leave within a few minutes was a big mistake. We enjoyed listening to the stories and about the history of the lovely place which added the special character to the experience. By the time we were just about to taste the cheese, I was almost drooling over it but the wait was definitely worth it! The smell, texture and the taste of all of the cheeses were amazing. I wouldn’t normally enjoy a couple of flavours, but these combinations complimented each other so much that we had to buy quite a few. I’m sure we’re going to find a way of getting some more in the future. Loving cheese as much as I do, I have eaten quite a few in my life :) This very small family business is incredible and producing what I would easily call the best cheese. Thank you!
Written February 16, 2019
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As my husband & I are sitting reading this all I can say is WOW. Thank you for such lovely feedback & I hope that more prospective customer & visitors take notice of your comments. It was a pleasure to welcome you and entertain such lovely guests.
Written February 18, 2019
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Boucher63
Pontypool, UK49 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Step into cheese heaven in a local producers shop in Blaenavon. Try a cheese matured deep in Big Pit or my favourite cheese blended with chives and Penderyn whisky.
The staff are friendly and there are many different cheeses available to suit all tastes, perfect for your Christmas cheese board.
Written October 3, 2018
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Thank you for your lovely review. We are currently resting in Alykanas Village in Zante. It is important for people to leave honest reviews. Some of the reviews for our hotel have been terrible so I am writing a blog so people can have an honest report. We are having a superb time. As a family we hope to welcome you back at Christmas for some amazing goodies
Written October 4, 2018
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MONTY1240
Pontypool, UK78 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Only a small shop but expanding shortly, packed with all kinds of deliciousness. One of the most welcoming places you could hope to visit, my grand daughter enjoyed being shown around.
The range of things available is awesome, not just cheese but chutney's and drinks.
The owners obviously love their job and all cheese lovers should offer support and at least visit their web site.
Written August 13, 2018
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What a lovely review thank you, it was a pleasure to help and makes our job so enjoyable when we can share our passion with the rest of the world .
Written August 14, 2018
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TheTourists4
Ormskirk, UK32 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
A great day and a great Place to visit. Family run by three people who are the most welcoming, accommodating and knowledgeable. The most great tasting cheese you will ever have (try the bara brith amongst others). Can not fault this place, great time, great value and very supportive of the community, other businesses and the area.
Most definitely recommended 👍
(We could have stayed and chatted all day!! Will definitely be reading some of the books you recommended!!)
We visited the Big Pit mine on recommendation from here - also well worth a visit.
We will also be ordering some of the ‘’Christmas pudding” cheese- can’t wait!!
Written June 3, 2018
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Thank you my darlings for such a lovely review. I think I must have the best job in the world, making our gorgeous cheeses & chatting to people like you. It makes everything worthwhile. I look forward to posting out any orders...or delivering in person !!!!
Written June 4, 2018
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JohnW1000
Cardiff, UK16 contributions
Feb 2018 • Solo
The Blaenafon Cheddar Cheese Company produce a most delicious range of hand made cheeses. It is a small, family company with a passion for making a range of very high quality products. As yet, they are not available in supermarkets but they can be bought on-line or from a number of smaller outlets around Wales. It would be well worth searching for an outlet near you.
Written February 5, 2018
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Hello John Thank you for your review, I am so glad you enjoyed our cheeses. We do try to produce everything to the highest quality possible, and keep the niche artisan image for the products. Please come & visit us when you can Kind Regards Susan
Written February 6, 2018
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