A Cheese Shop and Café in One
The Fine Cheese Co. cheese shop in Bath will wow you with its shelves of carefully selected cheese that's both the best of British and the best of Europe. All our charcuterie, wines and other artisan products have been personally chosen by Ann-Marie.
From the moment you arrive in our café, you'll smell the soothing aroma of our authentic Le Piantagioni del Caffè coffee that's roasted in the Tuscany region of Italy, and then imported by us. There's also ice cream if you have a sweet tooth, or orange juice freshly squeezed here, should you be looking for vitamin C.
Our skilled chefs, using only the finest ingredients, cook and bake from scratch, and prepare everything in our café, including, for example, our monthly-changing seasonal menus, our macarons and our sandwiches.
Ask our friendly cheese-mongers to prepare a platter based on your tastes, or speak to them about which cheeses are in season. If you're in awe of the cheese range, our staff will put you at ease. Wine and beer are on offer too.
All of our wines have been personally selected to pair perfectly with our cheeses and menu dishes. Some wines are available by the glass or carafe, including our fizz, but we have bottles to choose from as well. Ask a member of our staff for more details.
Our shop has a fantastic range of charcuterie, imported directly by us from Italy, France and Spain, all freshly cut for you.
And then there are biscuits, crackers, chutneys, chocolates, juices and nectars.
For nights when you won't have time to cook, let The Fine Cheese Co. prepare your food for you.
Drop into our Walcot Street shop and pick up a delicious, home-made dish, to take away for a fuss-free dinner. Alternatively, if a sandwich just won't do, grab something from our Specials range, such as a savoury tart or sausage roll, to eat al-desko, or alfresco if you are lucky enough!
What's in the Shop?
You may view our current vacancies on our jobs page.
You can find us in the artisan quarter of bohemian Bath at 29 & 31 Walcot Street (opposite The Podium car park and Hilton Hotel).
MONDAY - SATURDAY
09.00 - 17.00
MONDAY - SATURDAY
08.00 - 17.00
2018 Seasonal Hours
Sunday Dec 16 Closed Monday Dec 17 09.00 - 17.00 Thursday Dec 20 09.00 - 17.30
Friday Dec 21 09.00 - 17.30
Saturday Dec 22 09.00 - 17.30 Sunday Dec 23 10.00 - 17.00 CHRISTMAS EVE 08.00 - 15.00
CHRISTMAS DAY Closed
BOXING DAY Closed
Thursday Dec 27 09.00 - 17.00
Friday Dec 28 09.00 - 17.00
Saturday Dec 29 09.00 - 17.00
Sunday Dec 30 Closed NEW YEAR’S EVE 09.00 - 16.00
NEW YEAR’S DAY Closed
Meet Our Team
Laurent, Head Chef
Having worked at Michelin star restaurants in France and the UK, Laurent joined The Fine Cheese Co. Bath as our Head Chef, and we’re so happy to have him here. He revels in the creativity and freedom of the profession and this really comes through in the menus he creates.
When it comes to cooking with cheese, Laurent loves the texture and creaminess of our Caseificio La Baronia Mozzarella di Bufala DOP and feels it has such versatility for hot and cold dishes alike.
Laurent is a man of many talents. Outside of the kitchen, he’s either painting, having won several national awards back in France, or officiating for Team Bath’s swimming galas and competitions.
Gautam, Head Pastry Chef
The brains behind our incredible Savoury Cheese Macarons, Gautam cut his teeth at the School of Grand Chocolat Valrhona and the Callebaut Chocolate Academy. In our eyes, his desserts and pastries at The Fine Cheese Co. have already reached legendary status!
Gautam is a man who enjoys the classics, with our menu’s cheesecake and friands ranking among his favourites. However, if you ever want to bake something for his birthday, we hear he has quite a soft spot for Black Forest cake.
The always-happy Gautam also loves to help out with charity work when he can, with a very special Hospitality in Action event at Beaufort Polo Club ranking among his proudest achievements.