What’s it taste like? Contrary to popular belief there is no pear such as the ‘Stinking Bishop’. The variety used in the perry (pear-based cider) in which this famous cheese is washed is actually called ‘Moorcroft’. The truth is is that the perry itself is eponymous with a malodourous and drunken member of a local family from yesteryear called Bishop who is said to have created the cider. This is a phenomenal cheese with a superb name and one of our favourites. It has a soft texture and a strong taste, which isn’t quite as pungent as the name would suggest but extremely tasty. Similar to an Epoisses but not quite as strong and a bit sturdier.
Where’s it from? Made with pasteurised cows milk and vegetarian rennet by Charles Martell in Dymock, Gloucestershire. It comes as a 500g whole circular cheese in a wooden case.
You’ll also find Stinking Bishop in The English Selection Box and The Wallace and Gromit Cracking Cheese Box. It’s also in The Deluxe Cheese Hamper and The Connoisseur Gift Box. If you LOVE Stinking Bishop why not go for the 500g version?
Read more about Stinking Bishop in our feature ‘Stinking Bishop: the story of a masterpiece’ here.
If you can spare 115g for this wonderful Bishop Tart you won’t regret it, and people will be asking you to make it time and time again…
Earthy mushrooms, moreish linguine and savoury cheese. The recipe can be found in Milk Made which is a book about cheese… How to choose it, serve it and eat it.
Cheese gratin is already dreamy, so paired with a gorgeously creamy cheese takes this Gratin to a whole new level. Great paired with many dishes, but particularly good with lamb.
Geary’s flagship pale ale has been rated as one of the most important American craft beers and is a classic British pale ale with a nod to the legendary beers of Burton-on-Trent. An important ale such as this needs an equally famous cheese and we have just the ticket. Stinking Bishop is suitably famous and world-renowned for its flavour. It has a soft texture with a strong and meaty taste, and Geary’s is dry, clean and crisp. Both have a lingering flavour, with lots of late hops on the tongue from Geary’s and a spiciness from Stinking Bishop. Read more cheese pairings here.
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