Where to buy the best cheese? Britain’s best cheese shops….
We appreciate that not everyone lives in North Yorkshire to buy cheese from The Courtyard Dairy cheese shop and although we do offer to buy cheese online and get it delivered there are many other good cheese shops and cheesemongers; which if you are local to are worth frequenting – it’s always nice to experience a true cheesemongers if you can!
Below are some of these, our favourite cheese shops; who do a great job championing traditional farmhouse and artisan cheeses (it is where I will go to buy cheese if I’m in the vicinity; it’s always nice to try cheeses we don’t stock and talk to friendly retailers!): Britain’s Best Cheese Shops!
There isn’t a nicer guy than George Mewes and his shop in Byres Road, Glasgow has a fantastic range of only the best cheeses; Scottish, English, Italian and French. It is a must for anyone visiting Glasgow
As well as making cheese (St James), Martin Gott has a fabulous cheese shop in Cartmel and can often be found doing shows and markets around Cumbria.
Robbyn runs this cheese shop day-to-day and is as dedicated to good cheese as it gets. Also look at her blog at EatTheRind (http://eattherind.tumblr.com/).
Neal’s Yard Dairy
Iconic cheesemongers (along with Paxton and Whitfield’s below) they champion a range of British Cheesemaker’s and their shops (I particularly like the one in Covent Garden) are worth going out of your way for.
Mons Fromages (at Borough Market)
You’ll always have lots of fun visiting the Mons cheese stall on Borough Market (it is also worth visiting them and the other cheese sellers at Matlby Street). As well as charismatic guys their cheeses are absolutely amazing, and true examples of authentic French farmhouse cheese.
Paxton & Whitfield
A lovely cheese shop on Jermyn Street, where I first dabbled as a cheesemonger. Nice people and suppliers to the Queen!
Good Taste Food and Drink.
Manish has a lovely cheese shop in Crystal Palace and is definitely worth a visit (he loves his beer too!).
If I’ve missed you; sorry – please drop me a line and I’ll pop-in next time I’m passing!