Anne Wigmore


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Riseley is the washed-rind cousin of Anne and Andy Wigmore's semi-soft ewe's milk cheese, Wigmore. In early 2014, we were sent Wigmore at a much younger age than usual. The Neal's Yard Dairy soft cheese maturation team began an intensive ripening experiment which led to the eventual creation of Riseley, named after the Berkshire village in which the couple's dairy is located. The washing process takes up to four weeks and involves dabbing and gently scrubbing the rind with water or brine every few days. The moist conditions provide a perfect environment for the development of pinkish-orange bacteria, while also discouraging any moulds from taking root.

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!


Country Of Origin Ireland
Milk Type Sheep
Organic No
Pasteurisation Pasterueised
Region Riseley, Berkshire
Strength Of Cheese A semi-soft washed rind
Style Of Cheese Firm
Vegetarian Yes

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