Have you Bought Too Much to Carry in our Bath Cheese Shop? Let us Help

Three Bags Full

You’re stood at our counter in The Fine Cheese Co. Bath, tasting and buying cheeses, then, before you know it, you’ve ordered a cheeseboard fit for a royal banquet. But, how do you get all of these delicious cheeses home?

In our Bath cheese shop, we are now providing a new service where you can choose to have everything you’ve purchased in our shop delivery back to your house that very same day. It doesn’t get more hassle-free than this.

If you have bought your goods in the shop before noon, Monday to Saturday, we can guarantee two, same-day delivery slots. You may choose either 17-19.00 or 19-21.00. If it is after midday, we will see what we can do for you that day.

No additional charges

The service is provided by Three Bags Full, and we charge you what we are charged. So, that’s £4.30 for the delivery. If you spend more than £50, then we are happy to offer free delivery through this service.

All we need is the postcode of the address where you would like your purchases delivered (see the map below for delivery area), a mobile phone number and where to leave the bags if you are not home.

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With the help of Three Bags Full, this new service we’re offering will be a weight off your hands.

Glowing Praise for our Cheese Shops in Bath and London

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Our shops are the heartbeat of The Fine Cheese Co. We so much effort into making them an enjoyably tasty experience for everybody who enters, that when we receive a glowing review it fills us with immense pride.

In the last week, we’ve had two instances of just this, which we cannot wait to tell you about. The first came in The Times’ Weekend supplement as part of a feature on cheese and wine.

Our Bath cheese shop and cafe was given pride of place in The Times’ top 15 cheese shops in the UK, ranked by the newspaper’s Food Editor, Tony Turnbull, who praised our support of the local cheesemakers.

“The shelves heave with fine cheeses including Westcombe, a cheddar from Somerset, awarded best cheddar at the 2017 British Cheese Awards.”

Best cheese shop in London

Then, our London cheese shop almost won its first award. Considering The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia has only been open in Motcomb Street for a little more than a year, we think this is an incredible accomplishment.

At the recent World Cheese Awards, held by The Guild of Fine Food at the Tobacco Dock London, our Belgravia cheese shop narrowly missed out on the trophy for Le Gruyère AOP Cheese Counter of the Year.

With the award going to Pangbourne Cheese Shop, near Reading, that makes The Fine Cheese Co. Belgravia the best cheese shop in London.

 

New Mandarin Macarons, Just in Time for Halloween

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Why have a trick, when you can have a treat for the coming Halloween season? We have introduced some extra-special macarons, flavoured with fresh mandarin juice.

Couple these new Mandarin Macarons with our classic Pistachio Macaron and you have the perfect spread of patisserie for a spooky Halloween or a flaming bonfire night.

Alternatively, if the ghouls come knocking, why not indulge your favourite fancy-dressed trick or treaters with an extravagant French delicacy. They are incredibly delicious, though, so you could be forgiven for not wanting to hand them out.

Our new Mandarin Macarons are available from our Bath and Belgravia shops right now. Pop along and try them, along with all of our other classic flavours, including coconut, chocolate, strawberry and passionfruit.

Meet the Cheese-maker: La Baronia

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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

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. 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!