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Hafod Cheese – Farm Visit on Film 2012

Sam and Rachel Holden have been making Hafod (pronounced ‘Ha-vod’) on Sam’s father Patrick’s farm near Lampeter, Ceredigion since August 2007. They decided they wanted to make a cheese in the style of ‘Ty’n Grug’, a Cheddar style that was made twenty years earlier by a neighbour of theirs, Dougal Campbell, and used the milk from Patrick’s small herd of Ayrshire cows. It was Dougal that taught Simon Jones twenty years earlier to make his cheese recipe, at which point Lincolnshire Poacher was introduced to the world. When Simon taught Sam the ‘Poacher’ recipe, in early 2007, Sam felt as though he was bringing the cheese back to the place of its birth, and with that, Hafod was born.

The cheese is now made by Rob Howard and his team at the farm of Patrick and Becky Holden near Ceredigion in Wales.
— Neal's Yard Dairy Films