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Best Cheese Shops in London

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

I caught onto the whole cheese thing a little late. Really late actually. I used to hate it. Then slowly, after some rather weak cheeses, I eased myself into it and realised just how tasty it can be. I’m powerless before a good brie. I’ll fight you for it. I feel like I’ve missed out on so much cheese goodness, but now I get to try all of the really great cheese destinations in London.

good cheese in London

La Fromagerie: Any piece about cheese in London needs a mention for La Fromagerie. They’re so very good at what they do. Part cafe, part deli and part cheese shop, the food is excellent. The cheese is kept in a sealed room, to keep the temperature right (technical, isn’t it?) but it’s worth the effort they go to. Always best to pop in on a Sunday morning before a trip to the farmer’s market over the road.

The Cheeseboard: This is my local cheese shop and one of the best kept secrets in south east London. It’s cute, it’s friendly and the cheese is fantastic. You get a great personal service and somehow spend far more than you planned. Always the sign of a good shopping experience.

Neal’s Yard Dairy: Neal’s Yard is such a lovely little place. Full of bright-coloured little cafes and shops. And the dairy. Which if you ignore the prices is a fabulous little shop to buy your cheese. You’ll have to queue for the privilege, or you can pop to the branch in Borough market instead. Pop into Bedales and pick up some wine whilst you’re there.

L’art du Fromage: There’s only one restaurant in London dedicated entirely to cheese and this is it. Unfortunately, the meals are simply cheese-based and full of fancy cheese, rather than them only serving cheese. Still, that’s probably better businesswise.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese: Actually, this pub on Fleet Street has nothing to do with cheese. Just the name. But, it’s a great little city pub with lots of nooks and crannies, perfect for snuggling up on a winter’s evening. You might be able to get some cheesy bar snacks. Oh, shush and have a pint.

Hotels in UK

Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport room - Abbotsinch, Paisley Holiday Inn Glasgow Airport – Abbotsinch, Paisley
Average Price of a Double Room: € 66
Guest Rating: 6

Holiday Inn Portsmouth room - Portsmouth Holiday Inn Portsmouth – Portsmouth
Average Price of a Double Room: € 152
Guest Rating: 6

Macdonald Roxburghe Hotel room- Edinburgh Macdonald Roxburghe Hotel - Edinburgh
Average Price of a Double Room: € 99
Guest Rating: 8

Express by Holiday Inn London Greenwich room - London Express by Holiday Inn London Greenwich – London
Average Price of a Double Room: € 95
Guest Rating: 8.7

Express by Holiday Inn London room - Luton Airport - LutonExpress by Holiday Inn London – Luton Airport – Luton
Average Price of a Double Room: € 97
Guest Rating: 7.4

Hotel Crowne Plaza Cambridge room - Cambridge Hotel Crowne Plaza Cambridge - Cambridge
Average Price of a Double Room: € 180
Guest Rating: 7

Hilton Manchester Deansgate room - Manchester Hilton Manchester Deansgate - Manchester
Average Price of a Double Room: € 79
Guest Rating: 7

Express by Holiday Inn London-Stansted Airport room - London Stansted Airport, Stansted Express by Holiday Inn London-Stansted Airport - London Stansted Airport, Stansted
Average Price of a Double Room: € 102
Guest Rating: 8.1

Photo by Charles Haynes

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Venere Travel Blog writer sian meades

Sian is a freelance journalist who specialises in writing about entertainment and events in London. She can often be found lurking around cocktail bars and drinking too much tea in little cafes. She is best approached cautiously, with a piece of cake.

12 responses to “Best Cheese Shops in London”

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  1. Laura J Crary says via Facebook:
    March 30th, 2011 at 20:05

    I like Saint-André.

  2. Luigi Noera says via Facebook:
    March 30th, 2011 at 20:09

    a tuma detto anche primosale!!!

  3. Hali says:
    March 30th, 2011 at 20:19

    I have not been fortunate enough to try any of these but I do love our local cheese shop in Tavistock, Devon – Country Cheeses, who will even make a wedding cake from cheese !

  4. Luis C. Corrales says via Facebook:
    March 30th, 2011 at 20:42

    Cabrales. It is like french blue cheese but better….!!!

  5. Paul Hastie says via Facebook:
    March 30th, 2011 at 21:04

    Spenwood for me please or the long lost and much lamented Bonchester…

  6. Oscar Valero Brenes says via Facebook:
    March 30th, 2011 at 21:22

    parmiggiano regiano…

  7. Michael Chapman says via Facebook:
    March 30th, 2011 at 21:22

    Single-sliced American cheese wrapped in platic ;}

  8. Michael Mack says via Facebook:
    March 30th, 2011 at 23:03

    Do they feature Venezuelan Beaver Cheese???

  9. Cristian Bereczc says via Facebook:
    April 1st, 2011 at 17:55

    Pecorino for me please!

  10. Nick says:
    September 8th, 2011 at 15:45

    What about La Cave a Fromage, south-Ken?

  11. morgan mcglynn says:
    December 5th, 2011 at 17:07

    Fantastic article, but don’t forget my beautiful shop Cheeses in muswell hill ‘Cheeses is a beautiful yet tiny shop brimming with heavenly produce, that is tucked away amongst the chic boutiques of Muswell Hill. You are always welcomed with a smiling face and wealth of knowledge and always leave with a bag full of delightful delicacies which are guaranteed to satisfy the most discerning foodie!’
    – Penny Savage

    Thank You

  12. Wychwood Deli says:
    August 22nd, 2012 at 15:31

    Mario Costa Gorgonzola or Blu di Bufala

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