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Wyfe of Bath

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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.

Please note all cheeses are hand-cut, therefore the weights listed are approximate. We work very hard to cut them as accurately as we can!


Age 4 Months
Country Of Origin England
Milk Type Cow
Organic Yes
Pasteurisation pasteurised
Region Bath
Strength Of Cheese Creamy
Style Of Cheese Firm
Vegetarian Yes


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