Wittenham

Wittenham

This aged Brightwell Ash has a full-on peppery piquant flavour and a fudgy yet smooth texture. 

This cheese will be available to purchase online at the start of 2024.


Minimum: 90g.

Regular price £12.20
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  • Spend over £39.50 to receive free delivery (England, Wales & Central Scotland)

Standard delivery is free to most postcodes in the UK for orders over £39.50. Click here for a list of postcodes where additional delivery charges apply.

For orders under £39.50, standard delivery is £8.00.

Collection from our London shops is free - choose Shop Collection at checkout.

Choose your preferred delivery date at checkout. As we use third party couriers (typically DPD) 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
Goat

ingredients
Pasteurised Goat's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Vegetarian Coagulant

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire

milk source
Own herd

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milk type
Goat

ingredients
Pasteurised Goat's MILK, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Vegetarian Coagulant

coagulant
Vegetarian Coagulant

milk treatment
Pasteurised

location
Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire

milk source
Own herd

breed
Anglo-Nubian

season
All year

average age
6-8 Weeks

cheesemakers
Fraser Norton & Rachel Yarrow

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Background

Since 2016, Fraser Norton and Rachel Yarrow have been making their exceptional French-inspired goat's cheeses at the Earth Trust Farm in South Oxfordshire, a project run by an environmental charity...

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Since 2016, Fraser Norton and Rachel Yarrow have been making their exceptional French-inspired goat's cheeses at the Earth Trust Farm in South Oxfordshire, a project run by an environmental charity that provides tenancies for new food businesses with a focus on sustainable land management. The milk used by Fraser and Rachel for Brightwell Ash and its aged counterpart Wittenham now comes entirely from their own herd of goats. Wittenham has a wrinkly ash-coated rind which has developed a layer of mould, offering depth of character and seasonal variations.

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Our Work

Wittenham was born out of our desire to introduce an aged cheese to our goat's milk selection. After a few rounds of experimentation, we decided that Brightwell Ash was the best candidate. Brightwe...

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Wittenham was born out of our desire to introduce an aged cheese to our goat's milk selection. After a few rounds of experimentation, we decided that Brightwell Ash was the best candidate. Brightwell Ash arrives with us when just a week or two old. Upon arrival, we dry the cheese as we would a Brightwell Ash but do so for longer. We then mature it at cold temperatures until we are happy with the flavour that has developed.

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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.

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