I Spy A Fledgling Fly

This fledgling was about to leave it’s nest, in one of our cider apple trees, for the first time. These ancient apple trees are full of holes made by woodpeckers over the years. This beautiful lesser spotted woodpecker chick has been very conspicuous with it’s red mohican and loud chirping. This tree is only 500 yards fromRead More…

A Golden Wedding

The founders of Bath Soft Cheese Co – Graham and Gabrielle (Gay) Padfield – celebrated their 50th (Golden) wedding anniversary this weekend. This is them leaving the Church under an arch of pitch folks 50 years ago, before they headed off to Cornwall for their honeymoon. They’re still in good health, enjoying life and guidingRead More…

Virtual Wine Tastings Begin

In April, we announced the opening of our new virtual wine tasting events. Cheese and wine lovers alike have been joining Hugh (owner and master cheesemaker), Ollie (cheesemaker and cheesemonger) and Richard (wine connoisseur) for evenings of tasting, chatting and learning. We deep-dive into the process of making our delicious cheeses, discuss how different flavoursRead More…

Trimming The Towpath

Farming is about countryside husbandry as well as animal husbandry. We farm over 500 acres. That includes a lot of river banks, streams, ponds and hedges which we are responsible for looking after. This week we have been doing some work on our river bank, coppicing back trees that might otherwise fall into the river.Read More…

The first calves of 2021!

Our cows have had a busy start to 2021. We’ve had a calf born every day since Christmas day and our calf barn is full of skipping bright-eyed long eye-lashed youngsters. Initially, they’re kept in individual pens so we can make sure they’re drinking their allotted amount of milk every day. At this time ofRead More…

2020 Recap…

It’s 2021! Finally, after the strangest year, we’ve made it out the other side. We wanted to take this opportunity to appreciate all the GOOD that happened here at Bath Soft Cheese in 2020 and look forward to all the adventures ahead… So here are some of our top 2020 moments: Kicking off the list,Read More…

Village Christmas Cake-off Competition

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Despite the current restrictions, Bath Soft Cheese saw a glimmer of festive cheer on Saturday. Kelston village organised a “Bake-Off” Christmas cake competition which was held at the Bath Soft Cheese cafe. Unlucky for some, but not for our hungry judges, thirteen entrants delivered some mouth-watering cakes.Read More…

Suprise Autumn Chicks

On a wet week in mid-November Pompom, our Japanese Silky, defied seasonal conventions and decided to get broody… She hatched two chicks on Thursday but then deserted the nest to care for the other two. No time to sit on eggs as a new mum! By Friday night the other eggs were stone cold butRead More…

Sunset from the footpath

Autumn Sunsets On The Farm

Sometimes it’s the simple beauties in nature that really take you by surprise. The days are drawing in and the temperature has a distinctive crispness but we’re still getting some beautiful evenings. These mild dry October days mean the cows are happy to stay out grazing for longer and eat the last of the grassRead More…

When Calves Come Early

Sometimes life throws little surprises your way … We like to keep a careful eye on our cows when they are due to calve (give birth). We bring them into a warm barn with lots of loose straw bedding and check on them every few hours, including checks at 11 pm and 4 am beforeRead More…

Bath Soft Cheese & Truffles

Truffles were a legendary aphrodisiac of ancient Rome and we love a truffled cheese. In previous years we have truffled some of our Bath Softs, our Kelston Parks and our Brie’s by slicing them in half horizontally and sandwiching in a layer of mascarpone mixed with minced black truffles. This year we’re experimenting with something new. We are seeingRead More…

Extra Mature Wyfe of Bath Wins A Three Star Taste Award!

Another year, another incredible award for our cheese! Our Extra Mature Wyfe of Bath cheese has won a coveted 3 Star Taste Award at the  Great Taste Awards. Only 205 were awarded out of over 12,777 entries. The judges described our cheese as having “fabulous flavour and nutty, fudge notes”. As you may know, thisRead More…