May cheese of the month: wigmore

Charlie the cheeseman gives us the low-down on a great seasonal cheese for May

May cheese of the month: wigmore

NAME

Wigmore

THE LOWDOWN

Made by Anne and Andy Wigmore in Berkshire from unpasteurised ewe’s milk, it’s semi-soft with a white rind and a texture similar to camembert. 

WHY IT’S GOOD NOW

May is when Wigmore is at its best because the ewes have mostly finished suckling and are milking again, feasting on fresh grass and herbs. 

WHAT IT TASTES LIKE

Wigmore will draw you in with its herbaceous complexity… Sit back and wait for the flavour of meadow flowers to open out over the salt and sweetness of the liquid body of the cheese. Get it out in advance – it’s ready to eat when it starts to liquefy.

WHAT IT GOES WITH

Avoid strong flavours. Choose a wine with gentle red fruit, or a good medium sherry.

WHERE TO BUY

From good cheesemongers such as Neal’s Yard Dairy, markets and delis – see

Village Maid Cheese

for stockists.

Charlie Turnbull is a cheese expert and owner of Turnbulls in Dorset

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