Since starting this cheese making journey I'd made a couple of Caerphillies. They were ok, nothing to write home about. When I'd have people try it they'd be polite and said it was good
. No one ever asked for a second piece.
Thanks to Kathrin (Tiarella) I didn't give up. She's always telling newbies to try Caerphilly. I let this one age for two months instead of one (only because I've been gone for the past six weeks). Oh my goodness....I was a little gun shy about serving it to anyone. But my parents and old friends of theirs came over for dinner. My father knows his cheese and he'd be the first one to say "what in the hell is this crap" if it was nasty but he took a bite and then another and then another. They didn't stop talking about it all night long.
The one friend said "I didn't know regular people could make cheese, I thought it was made in factories". It was a good night ! Thanks Tiarella!