Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mild white Welsh cheese.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A light colored, crumbly cheese made from cow's milk.

Etymologies

After Caerphilly, a district of southeast Wales.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after the town of Caerphilly, Wales. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Serve with a large pack of tortilla chips, a small carton of sour cream, chopped avocado, some crumbled white cheese such as caerphilly, cheshire, wensleydale or goat's cheese, and some baked sweet potatoes if you're pulling out all thestops.

    Student cookbook: Black bean chilli

  • Do you favour white or brown toast, cheddar or caerphilly?

    How to cook perfect welsh rarebit

  • Mark Hix, perhaps anticipating a Welsh backlash, goes for caerphilly in his book British Regional Food, while Delia consigns any such concerns to the bottom of Lyn Tegid, and plumps for an equal mix of cheddar and parmesan for the Welsh Rarebit Soufflé in her Complete Cookery Course.

    How to cook perfect welsh rarebit

  • Nigel Slater reckons that caerphilly doesn't have enough of a "tang to be interesting", and I'm inclined to agree with him – the mild flavour is lost among the Worcestershire sauce, mustard and stout in Hix's recipe.

    How to cook perfect welsh rarebit

  • Nigel is gazing at pork pies and hunks of caerphilly and cheddar cheese arranged in glass counters.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • You crumble some caerphilly into a bowl, add a bit of milk and mash it with a fork to get a fairly thick paste.

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  • Another student, Jemima Cordle, 32, is a former biochemist who started her own company making caerphilly cheese two years ago, but sold it to pursue a dream of starting a mobile dairy.

    The Guardian World News

  • It appeared in caerphilly county council. caerphilly. your strategic leadership and direction will enabl ….

    The Guardian World News

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  • a.k.a. "the crumblies" - a hard white cheese originally from near Caerphilly, Wales, but now produced elsewhere in England.

    October 2, 2009