news

Wyfe Of Bath is a cheese that's been around for over ten years. It comes from Park Farm - near Bath - where farmer Graham Padfield, son Hugh and team make a set of organic cheeses that started with Bath Soft and its very close realtive Kelston Park. Bath Blue followed. To complete the family Graham felt a hard cheese was needed, and in due course Wyfe of Bath appeared. Name from Chaucer, character from Gouda via Graham and his herd of Park Farm Frisians. A succulent, nutty, creamy cheese - its taste just says buttercups and summer meadows.

Now, though, they're maturing it on from the original ten weeks to one year plus, hence Extra Mature Wyfe Of Bath, which James and I love: it has a big taste that just glows. And they haven't stopped there, because someone came up with the idea of washing the rind with their farm-produced cider so they started to experiement with that, also pressing the cheese to give it a denser texture. The result - Merry Wyfe - is a very pungent, sticky-rinded and very colourful cheese which is a great addition to our range.

Both cheeses are organic, pasteurised and vegetarian.