Local Westcombe Cheese from Somerset England

by Charles Stirton October. 25, 2007 11377 views

Bath Farmers Market

Here are a few pictures for cheese lovers. This is one of our traditional local cheeses.

Anyone for biscuits? All you need are the cheeses. So why not try some delicious West Country Farmhouse cheeses from:

1. The Cheese Shed [thecheeseshed.com]

2. The Fine Cheese Company in Bath [finecheese.co.uk] has a fine selection of Somerset cheeses. Try them online. They service the world.

Or failing that you can visit Cheddarvision tv and see Westcombe Cheddar maturing online [cheddarvision.tv]. Why not? people watch Big Brother, so here is Big Cheese. It's about as interesting. Whoops!

1. The Westcombe cheese stand at the Farmer's market in Bath.

2. Traditional Somerset cheesemakers.

3. Old Ford: from a bacterium's perspective.

4. Tymsboro'.

Anne-Maries Davis (veritable Cheese Mistress of Bath - Her cheese shop in Bath is to die for and make the most brilliant sandwiches and home-made patiseries) has this to say about this cheese:

"I've been eating this cheese (pictured above) for the best part of 20 years. It's made in Bath in Timsbury and was invented by a fascinating woman called Mary, Horbrook who used to be the curator at Holburne Museum. Her husband was a farmer whose tenant gave back some land and some animals, and Mary thought she'd have a crack at making cheese - only to find that she was a natural. I think it was her role as a curator which meant that she was intensely fascinated by how things are made and she travelled widely in Europe to discover more about making cheese. She inspired a whole generation of cheesemakers to make a pecorino style cheese and has set a standard for goats' cheese. This is one of those cheeses that the French think is one of their own when they taste it. It's a rich, creamy, developed goats' cheese with no taste of the farmyard that makes you proud to be British!" (Extract from Food Issue 1 Sep-Oct 2007) www.food-mag.co.uk

5. Old Ford (matured hard goats cheese)

6. Cardo

7. Cardo

8. Don't know its name but its tasty.

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Magpy 13 years, 4 months ago

wow! those are amazing shots

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Adam K 13 years, 4 months ago

looks big

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Robert Moffat 13 years, 4 months ago

Great selection!

13 years, 4 months ago Edited
Makerman 13 years, 4 months ago

it makes me hungry..

13 years, 4 months ago Edited
Charles Stirton 13 years, 4 months ago

The smell was divinely insane.

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