Made with a dash of our famous Taffy Apples cider and blended with rich onion marmalade, Taffy Apple Cheddar from Blaenafon Cheddar Company has long been one of our favourite savoury snacks. And now this incredible cheese is getting the recognition it deserves. Not only did this tasty cheddar take home the gold in the 2018 International Cheese Awards, it also recently won a virtual award from Undiscovered Wales.
In a roundup of seven tasty cheeses from across Wales, Blaenafon's cheddar came first place after being tasted and tested extensively (what a perfect hobby for lockdown). You can read all about it on the Undiscovered Wales website but we had to pick out our favourite quote below;
'Under its yellow waxy facade, Taffy Apple diffuses all the smells and conjures all the sights of a Guy Fawkes Night extravaganza, not just the sweetness of toffee apple but a sizzling-hot-dog-lathered-in-barbecue-sauce-and-stuffed-with-fried-onions aroma too and, most importantly perhaps, a big sparkly bang of fun.'
What amazing praise! Reading the review made us instantly peckish and we found ourselves reaching for the crackers (and a bottle of Taffy Apples of course). We are proud as punch to contribute an ingredient to this delicious Welsh cheddar and send our wholehearted congratulations to Susan and the team at Blaenafon Cheddar Co. You can buy the award-winning Taffy Apple Cheddar to try for yourself here.