Ilkeston Cam On Holiday 2002 - South West Wales
Part 14 - Llangloffan Cheesemakers

The photos on this page were taken on Thursday 18th July

The approach to Llangloffan Cheese Centre from the north is relatively straightforward and is not far from the main A487 road but, me being me, we reached the entrance from a southerly direction via B roads and minor country lanes.

We were still there in plenty of time though for the cheesemaking demonstration that began at 10.00am and also had time to admire the attractive setting of the farmhouse.
Old Equipment

Outside the dairy, equipment from a bygone era acted as a reminder of a time when hygiene regulations were far less stringent.
Curds And Whey

The cheesemaking process had been started much earlier in the morning but by the time the visitors entered the dairy, creator Leon Downey was able to show how the milk was separated into curds and whey.
Into The Moulds

Leon and his wife Joan revived the art of Welsh farmhouse cheesemaking in 1977 and their family run business has gone from strength to strength. Formerly Leon was the co-principal viola in the Halle Orchestra. He puts his undoubted talent as an entertainer to full use during the demonstration with a deadpan and comic commentary on the cheesemaking process. By lunchtime, after the whey has been drained off, the curd milled and salt added, the cheese moulds are filled ready to be pressed.
The Storeroom

Left to mature and ripen in the storeroom, the cheeses are turned daily. All that remains now is to sample the produce.

After a very successful 30 years cheese making Leon retired in 2006 and Carmarthenshire Cheese Company acquired the business.

Click the links below to see more.
Part 01
Part 02
Part 03
Manor House 1
Part 04
Manor House 2
Part 05
Saundersfoot 1
Part 06
Lower Fishguard 1
Part 07
Lower Fishguard 2
Part 08
Part 09
Burton Ferry
Part 10
Shire Horse Farm
Part 11
Saundersfoot 2
Part 12
Part 13
Part 14
Part 15
Part 16
Pembroke Dock
Part 17
Part 18


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