Teifi Chilli – Made by Robert Savage in Ceredigion, Wales
In 1981 John, Patrice and Paula came to Wales from their native Holland with dreams of setting up a centre for learning organic farming and self-sufficiency. They bought Glynhynod Farm and set to work realising their vision. Not long after arriving in Wales, Patrice; who trained as a cheesemaker in her native Holland, started making raw milk cheese based on a 500 year old Gouda recipe. Today the farm is making the same cheese using the same recipe. Calling the cheese Teifi, after the nearby river that runs next to the farm.
Having started in 1982 they are now the longest established artisan cheesemaker in Wales.
Teifi cheese is similar to a traditional Gouda with a bright yellow interior. When the cheeses are younger they are quite mellow with a sweetness to the flavour as they mature the flavour becomes rich and the cheese becomes harder and slightly flaky. Teifi Chilli is based on Teifi Natural cheese with chilli flakes that are added during the cheesemaking process. The flavours are gentle to start with but heat up in your mouth to give a real kick of chilli! Definitely a cheese for those who like a bit of spice!