Wyfe of Bath is a succulent, nutty and creamy cheese. It is semi-hard cheese with hints of buttercups and summer meadows.
This gorgeous, organic cheese takes its name from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. When you cut into a Wyfe of Bath and take your first bite you will get a taste of old England. As this cheese matures it develops a golden natural rind, flecked with white mould. The pale yellow paste has a little bounce to it, and the flavour is mild yet full.
The Wyfe of Bath’s Tale is probably one of the best-known of Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Famously the prologue to the tale is longer than the tale itself. It provides an insight into the role of women in the Middle Ages.
The list of accolades that this cheese has received over the years is impressive. Winner of the cheese category in the Soil Association Organic Food awards 2012. First place in the organic category at the Nantwich International Cheese awards 2011, winning Gold for the second year in a row. This is in addition to being named as the best British organic hard cheese (excluding Cheddars) at the British Cheese Awards, held at the Bath and West Show, again for the second year in a row. It also won best organic and semi soft cheese at the 2016 Melton Mowbray Artisan Cheese Fair and Best Organic Cheese at the 2016 British Cheese Awards. Most recently however, Wyfe of Bath was awarded Super Gold at The World Cheese Awards 2019.
We love to pair the Wyfe of Bath with a fruity Merlot and our Bath Square Crackers.
Ingredients (Allergens are listed in capitals)
MILK, salt, starter cultures, rennet.
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