Flavour Profile: You’ll pick up summery meadow notes and buttery aromas in this creamy, succulent cheese. The rind adds to its nutty taste, thanks to the cheese ageing for four months to give a deep flavour. Its taste changes ever so slightly according to the season, as it’s made from the milk of one single herd of cows – but it’s always sweet and rich.
Drink Pairing: A traditional cheese needs a traditional drink, so pair Wyfe of Bath with an aged port. Try Barros 10 Year Tawny Port, which has smooth notes of vanilla and chocolate.
About the Maker: Made by the Bath Soft Cheese Company, Wyfe of Bath has once been named the best cheese in the world! 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.
How to Enjoy: Wyfe of Bath is similar to young Gouda, but springier as it’s not pressed. Like Gouda, try it with port and crackers on a cheeseboard or melt into sandwiches and soups.