Frequently Asked Questions

Always wondered where Stinking Bishop gets its smell from? How it's made? Or what to eat it with? We've got all your questions covered.

Where can I buy Stinking Bishop?

As a handmade, artisan cheese, you won't find Stinking Bishop in your local supermarket. We do however, have over 130 stockists (and counting!) across the UK. You'll find us in artisan food stores, in delicatessens and even in Selfridges and Harrods - you'll find your local stockists here. Or you can buy online and have your Stinking Bishop delivered straight to the door!

What does Stinking Bishop taste like?

Despite the pungent smell, Stinking Bishop is a surprisingly mellow cheese. It's a full fat, pasteurised cows' milk soft cheese made with vegetarian rennet, and has a soft, creamy texture.

Where does the smell come from?

The smell comes from how the cheese it made. The rind is washed in perry which is what gives it its characteristic flavour, brown/pink rind and powerful smell.

Why is it called Stinking Bishop?

The perry we use to wash the rind in is made from a range of pears found local to us, one of the varieties being 'Stinking Bishop' - we thought it was appropriate!

Where is it made?

Hunts Court Farm in Gloucestershire, England has been the home of Stinking Bishop Cheese since it began being produced in 1994. It's a working farm and is the home of many other homemade produce, including a range of other cheeses and spirits.

Who makes Stinking Bishop?

Charles Martell - a Gloucester born and bred farmer is the father of Stinking Bishop cheese. He ignited his love for local produce on his farm using his own cattle after returning home from Cardiff University, and has been making it ever since.

What goes well with Stinking Bishop?

The creamy, mellow taste of Stinking Bishop means it goes with so many things. Enjoy it on a thick slice of crusty bread, in recipes involving pears or on a cheeseboard with some Stilton. You can read more about Stinking Bishop cheeseboards here or get some inspiration for sandwich fillings here. And there are a few of our favourite recipes:


Stinking Butternuts

Pumpkin and Stinking Bishop Risotto


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