La Zouch Coffee House Restaurant & Cellars, 2 Kilwardby Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2FQ
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OPENING HOURS: Closed Sunday Evening and All Day Monday
Opening Times: Tuesday to Saturday 9:00am, Sunday 11:00am
Last Orders: Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00pm, Thursday & Friday 9:00pm, Saturday 7:00pm, Sunday 4.00pm

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County: Somerset

Cheese-maker: Graham Padfield

Farm: Park Farm, Kelston

 Style: Semi-hard

Milk Type: P, Organic Cow

Age: 3-6 months


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 family business, and they have recently built a new dairy to accommodate the high demand for their cheese. 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, its taste changes slightly according to the season, but it is always sweet and rich, and redolent of buttercup meadows! It is similar in style to a young Gouda, but the cheese is not pressed, which 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!