As cheeky as the Wyfe of Bath in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tale of the same name, this cheese from the Bath Soft Cheese Company, is a true crowd-pleaser. It certainly pleased the crowds at the International Cheese Awards in 2019 when it scooped the Supreme Champion Award ahead of 5,000 other cheeses from around the world!
With an exquisite creaminess and distinctive flavour, the Wyfe of Bath is also recognised for its plump, buxom shape (another nod to Chaucer’s 14th-century heroine). This rotundness is formed as the curd is placed into cloth-lined baskets and the cheese takes on the shape of the basket. This semi-hard cheese can be bought as a full round, half round or in segments.