Run out of Roquefort? Really longing for a wedge of Red Leicester? Just can’t bear the thought of another day without camembert? If you find yourself in London hankering for some quality cheese, you are in luck. The city has some of the finest cheesemongers in the whole of the British isle (selling an array of regional cheeses from across Europe as well as many raw milk varieties which you might not be able to find back in the States). So when it’s time to bring on the brie and cherish the cheddar be sure to refer to this list for a taste of London’s cheesiest retail experiences.
La Cave a Fromage
24-25 Cromwell Place, SW7 2LD
The nearest London Underground station is at South Kensington.
This shop offers a fantastic range of mostly French and continental cheeses. La Cave does wine and all the nibbles too. A short walk from Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, drop by for picnic inspiration.
Details at la-cave.co.uk.
2-6 Moxon Street, W1U 4EW
The nearest London Underground station is at Baker Street.
Located in upscale Marylebone, La Fromagerie is as central as it gets. Still, somehow any visits feel like a trip to the countryside. Next door neighbors with The Ginger Pig (one of London’s best butchers ) with a farmers’ market right out its entrance every Sunday, it’s a fine place to shop for foodie treats.
Go to lafromagerie.co.uk for more information.
Mortimer & Bennett
33 Turnham Green Terrace, W4 1RG
The nearest London Underground station is at Turnham Green.
This popular little west London deli specializes in offering the best artisan cheeses, charcuterie, confectionery from throughout Britain and Europe.
Visit the shop online at mortimerandbennett.com.
Neal’s Yard Dairy
17 Shorts Gardens, WC2H 9UP
The nearest London Underground station is at Covent Garden.
Shop for the best in British cheeses at the Covent Garden institution.
Check out Neal’s Yard Dairy online at nealsyarddairy.co.uk.
Paxton & Whitfield
93 Jermyn Street, SW1Y 6JE
The nearest London Underground station is at Piccadilly Circus.
Paxton & Whitfield has been selling “exceptional cheese” along with other fine foods and wine for more than 270 years and supplying royalty with delectables since the time of Queen Victoria. Certainly, it’s worth taking a moment just to have a look (and a whiff) of such grand foodie history, isn’t it?
Find out more at paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk.
Photo: Chris Osburn