Wigmore

Wigmore

Flavours range from mild and milky to meaty and nutty depending on age. The paste is creamy and soft beneath the rind and chalky and firm in the centre.

Portion
Regular price £11.65
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Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers we cannot guarantee the arrival day of your order but we will do our best to ensure that it arrives as close as possible to your chosen date. To be sure it arrives in time, we recommend choosing a date a couple of days ahead of when you would like to eat your cheese. 

milk type
Sheep

ingredients
Thermised Sheep's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Vegetarian Coagulant

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Thermised

location
Riseley, Berkshire

milk source
Bought-in

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milk type
Sheep

ingredients
Thermised Sheep's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Vegetarian Coagulant

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Thermised

location
Riseley, Berkshire

milk source
Bought-in

season
All year

average age
2 Months

cheesemakers
The Wigmore Family

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Wigmore was developed in the early 1990s with much input and encouragement from Neal's Yard Dairy as there were very few soft ewe's milk cheeses made in Britain at that time.

Background

Wigmore is a washed curd cheese made by Anne Wigmore, who founded Village Maid Cheese in 1986 with her husband Andy. It was developed in the early 1990s with much input and encouragement from Neal'...

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Wigmore is a washed curd cheese made by Anne Wigmore, who founded Village Maid Cheese in 1986 with her husband Andy. It was developed in the early 1990s with much input and encouragement from Neal's Yard Dairy – back then, we were actively looking for a semi-soft ewe's milk cheese to add to our offering. Wigmore is made in Riseley, Berkshire, using a washed curd process in which some of the whey is replaced by water during the make, helping to give the cheese its characteristic smooth texture.

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Our Work

The cheese arrives at our maturation rooms at about three weeks old and we mature it in the cool for another two to three weeks. The rind can change significantly, starting out with an exclusively ...

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The cheese arrives at our maturation rooms at about three weeks old and we mature it in the cool for another two to three weeks. The rind can change significantly, starting out with an exclusively white rind, and then sometimes developing brownish-mauve, even yellow, patching as it ages.

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Accompaniments

Tracklements Fig Relish
£4.75

FAQs

As a general rule of thumb, we would recommend roughly between 100 and 150 grams per person for after dinner, and a bit more if cheese is the focus of the meal. If you are buying cheese to serve over a couple of days or as part of a buffet, it is advisable to buy a few larger pieces. This will both look better and keep better than many small bits. To help visualise weights, a good tip is to consider that a regular supermarket pat of butter weighs between 200 and 250 grams. If you are at all unsure please give us a call for some advice.

The best option is to keep your cheese wrapped in its paper within a box in the fridge. This will prevent the cheese from drying out and absorbing other flavours. Your cheese will arrive wrapped in waxed cheese paper, which achieves the best possible balance between maintaining humidity around the cheese and allowing it to breathe. We are happy to provide some free extra cheese paper, just search for "cheese paper" and add it to your basket. We don't recommend cling film or foil as it can cause the cheese to sweat which will negatively affect the flavour.

Customer Reviews

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SarahK

Was a Christmas present and was much appreciated. Lovely cheeses

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Robert Collins
Excellent cheese.

This is one of my favorites. Great creamy texture and wonderful flavour

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Rebecca Lane
Delicious!

Creamy and tangy

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JackieP
Neal's Yard Wigmore

We bought a selection of cheeses for our time at home between Christmas and return to work. Wigmore has always been one of our favourites and this year was no exception. Beautiful creamy and tasty - a pleasure to eat

Many thanks for sharing your feedback with us Jackie. We appreciate it!
Best wishes,
NYD

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Susan Mabe
Subtle and delicious

This was the favourite of family and friends. Delicious, mild but subtle flavours and a wonderful texture more body than brie.

Lovely to receive your feedback Susan - we appreciate it!
Kind regards,
NYD