Meet the Cheese-maker: La Baronia

Mozzarella

 

Think you’ve tried Buffalo Mozzarella or Burrata? Think again!

We firmly believe that our La Baronia Buffalo Mozzarella and Burrata is unlike any you will have tasted before. There’s not a trace of acidity, but in its place, is a taste of great subtlety and delicacy with a gentle, creamy finish.

We’re so confident about this that we have invited La Baronia’s very own Giuseppe Cutillo into our shops on 7th and 8th June to chat about the Buffalo Mozzarella and Burrata he makes with his fair hands.

La Baronia embodies the purity and goodness of buffalo milk. Their fertile pasture is rich in wetland species, that gives the milk its delicate taste and unique aroma. The Cutillo family started La Baronia 30 years ago.

They began by researching the working methods of the buffalo dairymen, practices that had been handed down since the eighth Century, when buffalos first arrived in Campania.

Animal husbandry is everything to the family. To keep the buffalo happy and healthy in the hot Summer climate, the animals "swim" several times a day in large water tanks. How cool is that? 

So, if you’re in Bath or London over the following days, please do stop by.

14.00 7th June, Bath – La Baronia Mozzarella and Burrata sampling
14.00 8th June, Belgravia – La Baronia Mozzarella and Burrata sampling

Cheese and Wine-tasting Events Arrive in Belgravia, London

Our London cheese shop, The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia, will now be opening even later during the evening, exclusively for cheese and wine-tasting events. If you are looking for something different to do for a birthday, corporate function or other celebration, why not join us for a night to remember?

Events can be completely tailored to your tastes. So, whether you’re a fan of ewe or blue, we have you covered on the cheese front. Our private-hire tastings start at 20.00 and run until 21.30. Your very special evening will begin with a cocktail on arrival, which will be accompanied with canapés/charcuterie.

Our expert cheese-mongers will then begin an extensive sampling of four cheeses, based on your group’s specific requirements. Each cheese will be paired with one of our many great wines.

Of course, you’ll have the chance to take the cheese and wine home with you to friends and family. Everything you tried throughout the evening will be available to buy from our beautiful shop.

Private-hire tastings are available for a minimum of seven people and priced at £40 per person.

For more information, please call 01225 448748 and ask for Luke Giddings or email luke@finecheese.co.uk.

The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia Christmas Opening Hours

The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia's Christmas and new year opening hours are below. Don't forget to stock up on artisan cheeses for your festive and end of 2016 celebrations.

Monday

19 th December

8am - 7.30pm

Tuesday

20 th December

8am - 7.30pm

Wednesday

21 st December

8am - 7.30pm

Thursday

22 nd December

8am - 7.30pm

Friday

23 rd December

8am - 7.30pm

Saturday

24 th December

9am - 3pm

Sunday

25th December

Closed

Monday

26th December

Closed

Tuesday

27th December

Closed

Wednesday

28th December

8am - 7.30pm

Thursday

29th December

8am - 7.30pm

Friday

30th December

8am - 7.30pm

Saturday

31 st December

9am - 4pm

Sunday

1st January

Closed

Monday

2nd January

Closed

Tuesday

3rd January

10am - 7.30pm

The Fine Cheese Co. Bath Christmas Opening Hours

The Fine Cheese Co. Bath is opening all the way up until Christmas Eve this year. Our Christmas and new year opening hours for the cheese shop are below, whereas the café will be open at 8am as usual apart from Sunday 18th December.

Friday

16th December

9am - 5pm

Saturday

17th December

9am - 5pm

Sunday

18 th December

11am - 5pm

Monday

19 th December

9am - 5.30pm

Tuesday

20 th December

9am - 5.30pm

Wednesday

21 st December

9am - 5:30pm

Thursday

22 nd December

9am - 5:30pm

Friday

23 rd December

9am - 5:30pm

Saturday

24 th December

8:30am - 3pm

Sunday

25th December

Closed

Monday

26th December

Closed

Tuesday

27th December

Closed

Wednesday

28th December

9am - 5pm

Thursday

29th December

9am - 5pm

Friday

30th December

9am - 5pm

Saturday

31 st December

9am - 4pm

Sunday

1st January

Closed

Monday

2nd January

Closed

Tuesday

3rd January

9am - 5pm

The Fine Cheese Co. Warehouse Shop Christmas Opening Hours

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The Fine Cheese Co. Warehouse Shop is open for all your last-minute festive cheese and artisan food purchases until 23rd December. Our Christmas and new year opening hours can be seen below.

Friday

16th December

9am - 5pm

Saturday

17th December

9am - 5pm

Sunday

18 th December

9am - 5pm

Monday

19 th December

9am - 5pm

Tuesday

20 th December

9am - 5pm

Wednesday

21 st December

9am - 5pm

Thursday

22 nd December

9am - 5pm

Friday

23 rd December

9am - 5pm

Saturday

24th December

Closed

Sunday

25th December

Closed

Monday

26th December

Closed

Tuesday

27th December

Closed

Wednesday

28th December

9am - 1pm

Thursday

29th December

9am - 1pm

Friday

30th December

9am - 5pm

Saturday

31st December

Closed

Sunday

1st January

Closed

Monday

2nd January

Closed

Tuesday

3rd January

9am - 1pm

The Fine Cheese Co. Bath is Now on Deliveroo

From today, you will be able to order the very best from The Fine Cheese Co. cheese shop and café on Deliveroo. All of your favourite cheeses, crackers, sandwiches, cakes and more can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home, or as a meal at work.

We have created no less than six bespoke cheese plates that are exclusive for Deliveroo, including the French, English and Italian plates, along with a Best of the West Vegetarian selection. You can also add individual cheeses, such as Bath Soft, Vacherin Mont D’or, our Cave-Aged Cheddar Truckles, Camembert and Mozzarella di Buffala DOP.

No plate would be complete without several accompaniments, though. We are offering the full range from The Fine Cheese Co. Toast for Cheese, Crackers for Cheese, Sweet Partners for Cheese and Chutneys and Pickled Fruit & Veg for Cheese are all on our Deliveroo menu.

Our three birthday cheese cakes can be ordered too. If you’re looking for a unique gift for that friendly colleague at work, why not use the office collection to purchase either our Shine a Light, Big Birthday Cake or Even Bigger Birthday Cake? Each comes with candles and party poppers or sparklers.

Of course, it’s not just cheese that we’re making available on Deliveroo. You can order a large selection of café items as well. Soup, savoury tarts, sausage rolls, sandwiches, salads, crisps, cakes, drinks and, of course, our very special, Authentic Croque Monsieur, are all available for delivery.

We’ll be serving The Fine Cheese Co. Bath's Deliveroo menu six days a week from 12-4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Meet the Cheese Makers in our Bath Shop

Throughout October and November, The Fine Cheese Co. Bath will be hosting some of our favourite artisan cheese makers in our cheese shop. 

Each Saturday, a different cheese maker will be visiting our Walcot Street location to talk about their cheeses, dairy, cows and everything else that goes into creating these wonderful products.

You’ll have the chance to not only try the cheese, but also learn why we’re so in love with these products.

Here’s our calendar of events:

Westcombe 15th October
Tom Calver / Westcombe Cheddar

Village Maid 22nd October
Andy & Anne Wigmore / Wigmore & Waterloo 

Stichelton Dairy 29th October
Joe Schneider / Stichelton & Stichelton Toast

Caws Cenarth 5th November
Michael Mort / Perl Las

Fen Farm 12th November
Jonny & Dulcie Crickmore / Baron Bigod

Hampshire Cheeses 19th November
Stacey Hedges / Tunworth & Winslade

Ram Hall Farm 26th November
Stephen Fletcher / Berkswell

Dare we mention the season of goodwill already? 

You might be thinking about the cheeses to include on your cheese boards when hosting dinner parties at Christmas, or simply researching gifts for friends and family. Either way, join us for what’s going to be an exciting celebration of cheese! 

Celebrate Chocolate Week with The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia

Chocolate Week has arrived at The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia and, to celebrate, we’re offering our customers a very special offer.

Drop into our beautiful shop on Motcomb Street and if you’re craving a warm drink, we’ll give you a free Tartuflanghe Tartufo with every coffee purchased. 

Tartufo are mouth-watering, artisan-made chocolate truffles with Piedmont hazelnuts. They’re made in Alba by the Montanaro family. Each flavour is exquisite and nothing short of extraordinary.

This promotion will be running for the entire duration of chocolate week, from 10th-16th October, while stock lasts.

Win a One-to-One Latte Art-making Masterclass

 

In celebration of International Coffee Day, we’re giving customers of The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia the chance to win one latte art tutorial with our trained baristas and a kilo of 85/15 beans.

The Fine Cheese Co. is the exclusive importer of Le Piantagioni del Caffè coffee beans, roasted in Livorno, Italy. The 85/15 blend used in its hand-built Florentine Marzocco Coffee Machine is the perfect smooth, yet powerful base for any great cappuccino.

To enter, all you need to do is follow @FineCheeseCoMot on Twitter, and tweet the following:

#Retweet and #follow to #win a latte art class and kilo of 85/15 beans @FineCheeseCoMot. #ForTheLoveofCaffe

This competition marks the beginning of Motcomb Street’s week-long celebration of coffee events that starts on 26th September. We will be selecting the winners at the end of the week, when the competition closes.

Good luck from all the team here at The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia!