The Blaenafon Cheddar Company, Pontypool

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At The Blaenafon Cheddar Company, you'll see award-winning cheeses as they mature 90 m (300 ft) underground. The family-run business offers tours and tastings of the facility--you will, of course, be able to purchase cheese to take home. The company's cheeses are all handmade, free of artificial preservatives and colorings, and suitable for vegetarians. They are also hand-dipped into colored wax to extend their natural shelf life. You'll find that many cheeses made and sold here are flavored with local whiskeys and liqueurs, which act as natural preservatives. A cheddar hamper can make an ideal surprise for someone back home, so consider picking one up at the gift shop. See The Blaenafon Cheddar Company and all Pontypool has to offer by arranging your trip with our Pontypool trip app .
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  • The recent heavy snows meant that we got to within tasting distance, i.e. 6 miles short of the venue. We rang Susan the owner and she could't have been more helpful or understanding. We had to struggl...  more »
  • I received an experience pack as a birthday present, and as my daughter and I had a visit planned to Cardiff we thought we would combine the two. Susan and her husband were very informative not only a...  more »
  • 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 ar...  more »
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  • A unique shop in Braod Street Blaernavon called the Blaernavon Cheddar Co. The cheddar is matured in the nearby Big Pit because of the unique features of the tunnels. It is then processed and flavoured in the shop. In addition they sell lots of different drinks, relishes etc. They could make ideal gifts to take home. They have won lots of awards for their cheeses.
  • The texter and taste of the cheese it's the best i have tasted in a very long time absolutely delicious.
  • We visited this tiny hidden away shop thanks to trip advisor. It’s well worth it for souvenir booze and cheddar. Very friendly owners
  • Really great cheeses - some of the best I've ever tasted, these people are certainly masters of their craft.
  • Very friendly people and amazing products
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