Stinking Bishop Cheese
Stinking Bishop Cheese
Stinking Bishop Cheese
Stinking Bishop Cheese
Stinking Bishop Cheese
Stinking Bishop Cheese
Stinking Bishop Cheese
Stinking Bishop Cheese
Stinking Bishop Cheese Texure
Stinking Bishop Cheese Texure

Stinking Bishop


Stinking Bishop is a Washed Rind Cheese that looks a little like Munster. The Cheese is washed in Perry, which is made from the Stinking Bishop Pear. Its wonderfully aromatic, and the smell is much stronger than its delicious mild taste. Stinking Bishop is perfect for impressing dinner guests. Very limited stock. Why not buy a Baby Stinking Bishop; they make great gifts? See below.

Product Code: 0200628

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Cows' Milk
Cows Milk Cheese
Suitable for Vegetarians
Pasteurised Cheese
Pasteurised Cheese

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1/4 Stinking Bishop 325g+ - 18.99
Stinking Bishop Half Cheese (@800g) - 31.00
Stinking Bishop Whole Cheese 1.7KG - 60.99

Quantity: - + (20+ available)

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More about Stinking Bishop ...

Product Origin; Gloustershire

Packaging; Whole Cheese; Wooden Box; Cut Cheese; Wax Paper

Care Details; Keep chilled

Dimensions Guide; Whole Cheese; Cut Cheese; varies by weight

Best Before; enjoy within 4 days

Wine Match;Perry, Louis Latour Valmoissine Pinot Noir

Stinking Bishop is a washed rind cheese dating back to the Cistercian monks. Stinking Bishop is washed in fermented pear juice (also called "Perry"), and the cheese develops a stinky, pungent, orange-colored, sticky rind as to get technical, Brevibacterium linens ripen the cheese from the inside out.

Stinking Bishop Cheeses

Produced by the infamous Charles Martell, in Dymock, the Gloucester cheesemaker of some distinction, who besides producing great Double and Single Gloustershires, also has an enthusiasm for Perry. This interest led to Charles tracking down numerous old Pear varieties and the creation of the first national collection. During the cheese-making process the curds are washed in perry before being ladled into moulds.

To increase the moisture content and to encourage bacterial activity, salt is not added until the cheeses are removed from the moulds. The cheese is then washed in more perry as it matures. This process takes six to eight weeks. 
Today, his best known cheese, Stinking Bishop, brings these two interests together, since it's curds are washed in perry.

There's no doubt that Martell has created a cheese of some distinction, smelly for sure, not disimilar to Pont L'Eveque or Epoisses, but with a delightful taste sweetish and, despite what the smell might suggest, actually not overwhelmingly strong.

Martell was interviewed on Radio 4's Today Programme at the launch of the famous Wallace and Gromit film in 2008. Asked about the likely impact of Stinking Bishop cropping up in film, he said he didn't really want to sell more or he'd have to employ more people and that would mean building a bigger car park! BUT, demand for the cheese increased sharply with release of Aardman Productions' animated movie "Wallace and Gromit and the Were-Rabbit", in which Gromit uses the smell of Stinking Bishop cheese to revive Wallace at a village event, by holding it under his nose.

We want you to be completely satisfied with our goods. However, despite our best efforts, things do go wrong, parcels do go astray, or perhaps its not the right colour. Regardless, we want to make sure we put them right as quickly as possible. So to return goods, we need to give you a Return Merchandise Authorisation (RMA); please dont send anything back without contacting us, and obtaining an RMA.

To Return Goods, and get a RMA

If you want to return goods to us ...

  1. please log in to your account
  2. under Orders, select the Previous Orders tab.
  3. from there, select the relevant order number
  4. click on the RMA link, which is towards the right hand side
  5. Please provide as much information as possible as to why the product/s are unstaisfactory
  6. await our reply (if we havent replied within 48 hours, please call to ensure we have received your request)

Refunds ... The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington offers a full refund on all goods that you may be dissatisfied with (this includes Sale items). Customers who send back unwanted goods that are not damaged will receive the value of the item purchased less the delivery costs.
Unsuitable or defective items may be returned for refund or exchange providing they are received within 7 working days of the original delivery date in brand new, unused condition, in the original undamaged packaging (with labels intact, including hygiene strips)

Please ensure that your return is accompanied by a note stating your name, address, email address, contact telephone number, order number, RMA and the reason for the return and what refund/exchange you require. (As agreed in the RMA)
We will consider the overall condition of the product being returned when making a refund. As soon as we receive your goods we will process your request for a replacement item or refund. We will notify you via email as soon as your request has been processed.
You will need to pay the cost of returning goods to us, unless the goods are defective in which case you will receive a full refund including your postage and packaging costs. Proof of return and postage will be required should an item be lost in transit. Neither refunds nor replacements can be made until such proof is provided. We strongly suggest you get a Certificate of Posting from the Post Office when you send an item back.

All refunds are applied to the credit/debit card used to make the original purchase unless otherwise notified. Refunds will be furnished within 30 days of the agreement to refund.
If you have requested a refund, or replacements of a lower value than the returned goods, a refund will be credited back to the card used to pay for the original order. We will let you know as soon as the refund has been processed.

If you have requested replacements of a higher value, you will need to contact us to make the additional payment.
Sending Goods back..

Once you have a return number from us, and you need to return the goods ... please enclose your order number and ensure all items are well packaged to prevent damage. We recommend using a tracked service to ensure they reach us.

Please send them to;

The Cheese and Wine Shop of Wellington
Returns Department
11 South Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8NR
Once the goods are received, we will issue the appropriate replacement or refund as detailed above; please allow upto 21 working days for this process.

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