I was waxing a few smaller cheeses and decided I would wax this one since I already had the wax heated and I knew I would store this one for a while. I' m glad i waxed it. the cheese was pristeen when i cut into it. not but ten days later one of the cut edges started bluing. Since it was my first Caerphilly I wanted to stick to the basics before experimenting with coatings and rind treatments. On my next one I'll probably keep it simple again but eat it young.
I've done paprika rubs, honey rubs, and various fat coatings on other cheeses, but wanted to try Caerphilly straight up first. I've never had a storebought Caerphilly, never even seen one here in the Midwest. This is the only one I've ever eaten and it is made with goatmilk. I'm curious how different they migh be made with cows milk.
I've seen a lot of variety in the Caerphilly recipes on the forum. Some use a cheddaring process. Many, like this one, don't truly cheddar the curd but include a matting stage. Inbased this recipe on th 200 easy cheeses goat milk caerphilly recipe. I thought that matting instead of cheddaring is one factor that distinguished a Caerphilly from a cheddar cheese, but then again many farmhouse cheddars do not use a true cheddaring process either. JeffHamm, for one, would be able to shed better light here I'm sure.