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.

 

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