The Cotswold Cheese Company, Burford, The Cotswolds
The destination cheese shop in the Cotswolds for artisan and farmhouse cheeses. You’ll find them in the picturesque towns of Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Morton-in-Marsh.
- Taste Cotswold Cheese
- Join the cheese-tasting club
- Browse the shops in historic Burford
Visit the Gateway to the Cotswolds
Burford is a town which is characterised by its beautiful old stone houses and attractive Tudor and Georgian frontages. Walk up the hill and you almost feel like you’re in a period costume drama. You’ll find The Cotswold Cheese Company on the left next to the butcher’s. There’s a picnic table outside so on a warm day, you can sit outside and enjoy your wares.
Taste Burford Cheese
To get a true taste of Cotswold cheese, try Burford cheese which is produced in nearby Kingham. It’s made from Jersey milk in the summer and matured to be sold at 6 months old in the winter. It’s very loosely based on a Beaufort; being a firm cheese with a slightly nutty flavour and golden buttery colour.
Try Local Soft Cheese
For a soft local cheese try St Oswald, an organic rind-washed semi-soft cheese which becomes richer, stronger and more aromatic as it ages. It’s normally matured from 1 to 3 months during which time the rind changes from yellow to orange-brown, and meaty, savoury flavours develop, with a buttery texture. This cheese is so local, it’s collected from the farm.
Join The Cheese Tasting Club
If you can’t visit the shop in person, treat yourself or a loved one, to membership of the Cheese Tasting Club. You’ll receive a monthly cheese hamper with generous wedges.
- Come for the annual Burford Festival held in June
- Visit in August, for Alex James (ex Blur bassist turned local cheese maker,) and Jamie Oliver’s Big Feastival where you can take part in cheese-tasting workshops
- Visit Daylesford Organic Farm in Kingham to taste local cheeses such as Baywell and Adlestrop
- Looking for a gift? Check out our guide to the Best Gifts For Cheese Lovers
WHERE TO STAY IN THE COTSWOLDS
The Fish Hotel
Broadway, The Cotswolds
Situated in 400 acres of private estate, The Fish offers a central location for exploring the Cotswolds.
Rooms from £76 a night.
Not sure I’m allowed in the shop but there’s a picnic bench outside so we can have a sit down there.