An organic, hand-made, single-herd, Gouda-style English cheese that is sweet and rich.
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Suitable for Vegetarians
How Much Cheese To Buy
We recommend a portion size of 70-120g per person depending on when you are eating the cheese. 70g is ample if you are serving the cheese immediately after a large meal or as part of a buffet. If the cheese is the main part of the meal you will need to allow at least 100g per person and you may prefer to go to 120g if you think your guests will be particularly hungry (or just very fond of cheese!).
However, if you are only a small party, you may find that the pieces look a little small. In this case, choose fewer pieces, or even just one cheese, so that you can present your guests with something that looks more substantial. If you want to provide a wider choice of cheeses, just go for slightly larger pieces and enjoy the leftovers yourself the next day.
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Wyfe of Bath is made with organic cows' milk, from a recipe inspired by Gouda, by Graham Padfield at Park Farm in the village of Kelston, on the outskirts of the historic city of Bath. Cheese is at the heart of the business, and the family has recently built a new dairy to accommodate the high demand. Everything is still made by hand, and the quality of the milk is paramount. Graham uses the organic milk from his own herd of Holstein Friesian cows to make the cheese, which is formed in a basket mould before being aged for four months for a rich, deep flavour. As a hand-made, single-herd cheese, Wyfe of Bath’s taste changes slightly according to the season, but it is always sweet and rich, and redolent of buttercup meadows! The cheese is similar in style to a young Gouda, but it is not pressed, and this gives it a much more springy texture than its Dutch cousin. Wyfe of Bath takes its name from the tale of a character in the 14th Century British literary classic, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. Using the old English spelling of ‘wife’, the tale is told by a lusty character with strong appetites!
Gold winner at the 2017 Artisan Cheese Awards.
*A whole Wyfe of Bath weighs approximately 2.6kg. Smaller weights are a cut of a whole cheese.