Hafod is a traditional hard cheese handmade by Sam and Rachel Holden on Walesí longest certified organic dairy farm, Bwlchwernen Fawr.
We only use the raw (unpasteurised) milk from our 65 Ayrshire cows to make Hafod. Ayrshire milk is rich in butterfat and protein, and is widely regarded as being ideally suited to cheesemaking. It is this unique combination of creamy organic Ayrshire milk and traditional cheesemaking techniques that give Hafod its buttery, rich and nutty flavours.
The name - Hafod (pronounced Havod) Ė is Welsh for summer place or pasture. In the farmís case, Hafod is an area of meadow next to the river Aeron where all the cows graze as heifers before joining the milking herd.
Bwlchwernen Fawr has been farmed organically for 35-years, by Samís father Patrick Holden, Director of the Soil Association.