We don’t know about you, but it’s safe to say that the whole team here are huge cheese fans…from Mozzarella, Feta, Edam, and Port Salut, through to Double Gloucester, Cheddar, Brie, and Wensleydale we all love a bit of cheese!
So if you’re partial to a cheese board, here are our favourite 5 cheese spots in London…
With two stores, one in Marylebone and another in Highbury, La Fromagerie boasts a huge selection of farmhouse cheeses from around the UK, Europe, and America.
Both stores have cafes that serve up delicious cheese dishes and cheese boards.
Neal’s Yard Dairy
Run by renowned cheese personality Randolph Hodgson, Neal’s Yard Dairy sells a changing selection of British and Irish cheeses from over 40 different artisan producers. And the good news is…tasting is encouraged!
La Cave A Fromage
This Nottinghill cheese store has recently been voted one of the world’s top 10 cheese shops! Although it may be small in size, the store is full to the brim of fabulous French and British cheeses.
Paxton & Whitfield
Over 200 years old, the Jermyn Street branch of Paxton & Whitfield is one of London’s most iconic shops. With a huge range of cheeses to choose from, as well as plenty of hampers and accessories, this store is certainly not to be missed!
Located on Royal Hill, this small shop has an extraordinary stock of cheeses, it’s a cheese lover’s dream!
Of course, once you’ve selected your cheese (or cheeses) of choice, it’s important that you serve it correctly if you want to ensure that you can enjoy it fully. And that means getting the temperature just right!
Since cheese is made and aged at cool room temperatures, it makes sense that it is served at those same temperatures. But that doesn’t mean that you should be serving your cheese just out of the fridge, in fact, the aromatic and flavours of cheese don’t actually begin to appear until it reaches room temperature.
On the other hand, if your cheese gets too warm, it will start to sweat and melt (and not in the good way!)
So maybe it’s time to think about getting that air con system installed after all…