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“A cheese lovers dream!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Blaenafon Cheddar Company

The Blaenafon Cheddar Company
Ranked #3 of 13 things to do in Pontypool
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Owner description: 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
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A cheese lovers dream!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2013

Blaenavon's tastiest attraction!!

Blaenavon Cheddar Company is situated in the heart of the Blaenavon Town Centre - with its mix of independent Victorian style shops. This is a true family business with Sue, Gerry and their family at the helm, making, creating and decorating their delicious cheeses! You are always greeted with a warm Welsh welcome and delicious samples.

A particular favourite of mine is the Dragon's Breath! A mild, creamy cheddar with a kick of fresh chilli - delicious to use for Welsh rarebit or to add another dimension to lasagne! In fact all their cheeses are delicious from the Pwll Mawr - which is matured hundreds of feet under the Coity Mountain at Big Pit to their creamy, crumbly goats cheese. There really is a flavour for every individual.

They also have a range of chutneys, cheese boards and slates which make the perfect gift for just about everyone.
We always buy our Christmas hampers from them to take to family and friends, they are always well presented and excellent value for money.
The premises is always spotlessly clean and open throughout the week. Orders can even be taken online!

As you've guessed I'm a true fan and wish them every success!!

Visited December 2013
2 Thank WelshFoodie123
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English first
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cheese lovers choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Owner and staff so friendly, knowledgeable and clearly passionate about what they do.
How nice to see and taste what goes into the product, in these days of mass produced foods with confusing lablels. Great way for all ages to learn about real food.
Wide variety to please all tastes, and lots of other food and drink on sale to compliment your choice of cheeses.
Free car park just up the road, is close to other tourist attractions in Blaenafon to visit while in the area.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank Jen L
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Blaenavon, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great place for foodies.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

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.

Visited November 2013
3 Thank Roger B
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