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Shop - Farm:Caws Cenarth Cheese

Shop - Farm, free entry

SA37 0LH



In the heart of West Wales, is a small family enterprise - Caws Cenarth Cheese. Here, where Welsh speaking Gwynfor and Thelma Adams have been farming for over 42 years, the cheesemaking business was established in April 1987 as a response to the E.C milk quotas which had threatened the viability of the family farm. Thelma and Gwynfor's initiative is acknowledged to have instigated and led the revival of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili and Caws Cenarth is now the oldest established producer of Welsh Farmhouse Caerffili.

Drawing on skills derived from a long family tradition of cheesemaking. Gwynfor remembers as a small child helping his mother to fill the large 40lb moulds and Thelma has fond memories of watching her mother turn the surplus milk from the two family cows into a moreish white Caerffili cheese using very basic cheesemaking utensils.

However, times have moved on and now the Adams have the benefit of modern stainless steel equipment but the cheese is still made entirely by hand in the time - honoured way and is even pressed in cast iron presses which are now over a hundred years old. Some of these presses even carry the names of local towns such as Carmarthen and Cardigan.

We extend a cordial welcome to visit us to watch the cheesemaking free of charge from our special Visitor Centre. We will even offer you free samples of all our award winning cheeses. We are open all year but it is essential to check beforehand for, as much as we love our life on the farm, we do have to be away occasionally.

Speciality: Welsh Cheesemaker

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Facilities for groupsAccepts groups

Smoking not allowed

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00


Free entry




SA37 0LH


Plan route to Caws Cenarth Cheese using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SN 262382  Lat: 52.01498 Long: -4.53351

From Carmarthen:- Take the A484 to Cardigan. At the village of Cynwyl Elfed take the B4333 road to Newcastle Emlyn, follow for about 8 miles and take first left turn after the 3 wind turbines (signpost at this junction). Keep on this road for approx 4 miles going straight through 3 crossroads. On the fourth crossroads turn left and we are first place on the right.Approx. 18 miles from Carmarthen

From Cardigan:- Take the A484 road to Newcastle Emlyn. When you come through Cenarth turn right on to the B4332 to Abercych. As you enter Abercych there will be a garage with many lorries directly in front of you. Turn back left at this point. Keep straight through the crossroads and then we are first on the right. Approx 14 miles from Cardigan.

From Newcastle Emlyn:- As you go along the A484 to Cardigan, in Newcastle Emlyn you will pass the Vauxhall Garage on the right. Take the next turning left up a steep hill towards the School and Leisure Centre. Keep on this road for approx. 3 miles until you come to Penrherber crossroads. Turn right, go through the next crossroads, turn left at the next crossroads and we are first on the right. Approx. 4 miles from Newcastle Emlyn.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed