The Cheese Tour of Bath

Bath, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Mike

  1. 90 mins
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

Tasting great, artisan cheese couldn't happen in a more beautiful city than Bath! You'll join a Member of the Academy of Cheese to learn how to taste like a pro, then you'll taste locally made, handcrafted cheeses before heading out into the city to hear about Bath's culinary heritage. You'll also learn about the best places in Bath to try the best cheese, and finish with a tutored pairing session. There'll be a chance to experiment with different pairings, putting your new found cheese knowledge and tasting experience, to the test!

What's included

  • Food
    Samples of approx 7-8 different cheeses.
  • Drinks
    You'll get to pair the cheese at our last visit with a selection of differe...

Meet your Host, Mike

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 8 Reviews
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My journey with cheese began at cheese festival in 2013 when I tasted cheeses I thought I knew well as I'd eaten them since I was a kid. The focus on cheese at the festival put it all into a new context and I found a new appreciation for cheeses made with skill, love and care.
Since then, I've learned more and more about artisan cheeses, scouring the UK for cheesemakers who put in all their care and effort to make the best tastes and textures. I worked on markets selling local cheeses, then learned more while leading food tours. Then I trained with the Academy of Cheese to learn more, and I've also made cheese for a commercial cheesemaker.
The UK's cheese industry has blossomed in the last 20 years and with new cheeses appearing all the time there's always something new to get excited about!
My journey with cheese began at cheese festival in 2013 when I tasted cheeses I thought I knew well as I'd eaten them since I was a kid. The focus on cheese at the festival put it all into a new context and I found a new appreciation for cheeses made with skill, love and care.
Since then, I've learned more and more about artisan cheeses, scouring the UK for cheesemakers who put in all their care and effort to make the best tastes and textures. I worked on markets selling local cheeses, then…
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Where you'll be

We start in the baking school of an eco-bakery for our palette-training and cheddar tasting. Then we'll take a short walk around the stunning city of Bath visiting retailers selling the best cheese in town. We finish at a relaxing wine bar in a quiet part of the city centre, where you'll have a chance to experiment with pairing, serving your own wine by a unique and easy-to-access method!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 8 reviews.

Selma
September 2021
Had an amazing time and would recommend, defo good value for money and Mike was amazing! If you love cheese you’ll love this :)
Martyna
August 2021
A true gem, that my partner and I truly enjoyed. We learned about tastes, how cheeses are made and how should they be tested. We discovered some technical aspects of cheesmaking and where to buy the best cheese in Bath! Just come prepared with an empty stomach - there is a lot of cheese to be eaten on this experience!
Henry
August 2021
What a fun afternoon. In fact, writing this I can’t believe that Mike crammed so much fun and information into just 90 minutes. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and charming - and we learnt a lot. Above all, the cheese is just really tasty and there’s lots of it.
Antonia
July 2021
We loved the cheese tour, Mike was so knowledgeable and friendly and just made the whole tour really fun. It was great to visit famous cheese shops and Bath and the whole tour was great value for money!
Holly
July 2021
It was fantastic to learn about some local and non-local cheeses from someone as enthusiastic and knowledgable as Mike. There was a cheese for everyone in the samples we tried. Brilliant glimpse into Bath’s history of cheese.
Judith
September 2021
A lot of cheese! And the wine tasting at the end was fun.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.