The Fine Cheese Co. British Cheese Festival
Here at The Fine Cheese Co. we are busy getting ready for our very own British Cheese Festival.
We’d love all of our customers from in and around Bath to pop along for the day and meet some of the fabulous cheese-makers that we support.
There will be over 20 producers, which means a huge amount of cheese to try and to buy!
The Fine Cheese Co. staff will also be on hand to help out and talk you through some of your favourite cheeses.
As proud supporters of British artisan cheese, we urge other cheese-lovers to meet some of the characters behind Britain’s finest cheeses and learn some more about our favourites cheeses.
The big event is being hosted by the lovely people at Milsom Place in the centre of Bath on Saturday 27th October from 10am to 5pm.
From traditional Somerset unpasteurised Cheddars to the finest Stiltons and a few modern-farmhouse cheese-makers in between! The list of attendees reads like a who’s who of the Specialist cheese-maker world.
Colston Bassett Stilton
Billy Kevan & team, Nottinghamshire.
Maker of one of the finest Stilton’s available: hand-ladled and traditionally made it has a deep, lingering and complex flavour.
Holden Farm Dairy
Sam & Rachel Holden, Lamepeter, Wales
Sam and Rachel produce Hafod: a buttery, rich unpasteurised organic Cheddar deep within Wales.
Stacey Hedges, Hampshire
Stacey makes the closest thing we know to a classic French camembert: intense, vegetal and rich. British Cheese Awards Supreme Champion 2006.
Neal’s Yard Creamery
Charlie Westhead, Herefordshire
Charlie makes two brilliant unpasteurised goats’ cheese: Ragstone and Dorstone. As well as fabulous Yogurt, Crème Fraiche, and a triple cream cows’ milk cheese: Finn.
Ben Congdon, Devon
Three outstanding blue cheeses (goats’, cows’ and sheep’s) from Devon: made in a Roquefort style, sweet and slightly spicy.
Sarah & Paul Appleby, Cheshire Plains
Maker of the last unpasteurised farmhouse Cheshire in the UK: fresh and zesty.
George & James Keen, Somerset
Fourth-generation farmhouse Cheddar makers: cloth bound and aged like a fine wine for 12 months.
Carwyn Adams, Carmarthenshire
Organic cows’ milk cheeses: Caerphilly, Blue and British Cheese Awards Supreme Champion 2010: Golden Cenarth.
Sparkenhoe Red Leicester
Jo & David Clarke, Nottinghamshire
Sparkenhoe is England’s only unpasteurised Red Leicester - creamy, mellow with a slightly ‘flaky’ texture.
Traditional Cheese Dairy
Cliff Dyball & Family, Sussex
Maker of a brilliant range of unpasteurised sheep’s and cows’ milk cheeses.
Pete Humphries, Somerset
Maker of a range of soft and washed goats’ milk cheeses from his own herd near Shepton Mallet.
Sue Proudfoot, Cornwall
Sue has been making farmhouse cheese for over 12 years: from pungent washed rind to smoother hard cheeses.
Philip Stansfield, Cornwall
Philip makes this sweet blue cows’ milk cheese that was awarded World Champion Cheese in 2010.
Mike & Judy Smales, Wiltshire
Maker of fantastic 18-month old Gouda style cheese from their own herd of cows.
Richard & Tom Calver, Somerset
Traditional Somerset Cheddar and Caerphilly producer from their own unpasteurised milk.
Mark Robertson, Northumberland
Makes a range of hard and smoked cheeses from Blagdon.
Joe Schneider, Nottinghamshire
Joe makes a traditional unpasteurised blue cheese on the Wellbeck Estate.
James McCall, Dorset.
Having learnt his trade from great washed rind affineur James Aldridge, James McCall ages and produces many excellent washed rind cheeses on the Cranborne Estate in Dorset.
The Old Cheese Room
Julianna Sedli, Wiltshire
Maker of a unpasteurised Jersey milk Reblochon just outside Bath at Neston Park.
Graham Padfield, Somerset
Maker of organic, soft and gouda style cheeses.
The Fine Cheese Co.
Ann-Marie Dyas & team, Somerset
Crackers and partners to complement fine cheese. Selector and wholesaler of British and European artisan cheese including all the above cheese makers. (www.finecheese.co.uk)