15 FOMO-creating cheese hotspots in London

Follow your nose to some of London's best places for cheese.
A toasted sandwich with cheese oozing out is squashed by The Cheese Truck's chef holding an iron press. Image courtesy of The Cheese Truck.

From hefty chunks of cheddar to gooey raclette, London has tasty cheese wherever you look. Check out these foodie hangouts and turn your cheese-induced dreams into reality.

Borough Market

Delve into stalls full of produce from across the globe at foodie hub Borough Market. Whether cheeses made in and around London, or treats from further afield such as Wales, Italy and Switzerland, there are plenty of options to try and buy.

Champagne + Fromage

Although there’s probably nothing in this world better than cheese, champagne is definitely up there! Champagne + Fromage combine both with more than 50 cheeses and 20 champagnes on offer. Look out for cheese masterclasses at its Covent Garden, Brixton and Greenwich locations.

Gordon's Wine Bar

Snuggle up in atmospheric Gordon’s Wine Bar, which serves the trusted combination of fine wines and tasty cheeses. Hidden underground near Charing Cross station, this no-reservations hangout has around 20 cheeses at any one time, from mild and nutty to downright smelly.

Androuet

 

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Venture to the only British outpost of French cheese specialists Androuet, which have brought regional cheeses across the Channel since 1909. Its Old Spitalfields Market shop is the perfect place to branch out from your usual go-to favourites.

Kappacasein Dairy

Taste London-made cheese straight from the dairy at Kappacasein Dairy. Tucked away in Bermondsey food hub Spa Terminus, this small-scale operation cultivates cheese on the spot using low-intervention methods – this helps to bring out the best in milk sourced from a Kentish farm. How’s that for freshness?

Mons Cheesemongers

 

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Set up by a French former cheese delivery driver, Mons Cheesemongers is one of the most Instagrammable cheese shops in London. Pop into its East Dulwich site for the latest imported French and Swiss cheeses, which are stacked along the walls – the chances are you won't come out empty-handed.

Neal's Yard Dairy

Take a trip to colourful Covent Garden hidden gem, Neal’s Yard, where you’ll find a specialist cheese shop filled with treats from 40 British and Irish producers. Raw milk cheese is the focus at Neal’s Yard Dairy, which also has stalls in Borough Market and Spa Terminus.

Paxton & Whitfield

Wander along Jermyn Street and you’ll spot traditional London cheese shop Paxton & Whitfield, whose clients include the royal family. Ask the staff for their favourite cheeses, which are matured beneath this London cheesemongers in special cellars.

Raclette Brothers

 

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Catch even a glimpse of the Raclette Brothers slicing off tasty melted raclette cheese in London and you'll instantly be craving this alpine classic. The street food specialists regularly pop up across the city and also run Alpes at Pop Brixton. Just make sure you’re ready to capture that signature swipe for Instagram.

St Moritz

There’s no need to go to Switzerland when there’s this charming cheese restaurant in London. Feast on cheese fondue at Soho's St Moritz, including emmental, vacherin and gruyere cheeses, as you admire the traditional Swiss knick-knacks.

The Cheese Bar

 

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Indulge your dairy desires with inventive dishes at The Cheese Bar. This intimate Camden restaurant is dedicated solely to cheese-based dishes, with options ranging from haggis and Ogleshield scotch egg, to cheese toasties and its signature fondue.

The Cheese Truck

If toasted sandwiches oozing with melted cheese are your thing, join the queue at The Cheese Truck, in locations around the capital. Choose the classic cheddar and onion combination, or try the more adventurous queso Chihuahua (Mexican-style cheese, in case you were wondering) with chorizo.

The Cheese Wheel

 

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Indulge in pasta with a difference at The Cheese Wheel in Camden Market. Choose the sauce for your freshly made tagliatelle, and then watch on as it’s rolled around in a whole wheel of Grana Padano cheese – the trouble is, you’ll never settle for anything else again.

Cheese-making classes

If you think you can better the pros, book into a cheese-making course in London. Make halloumi, mozzarella and mascarpone during 4-hour workshops with Cutting the Curd, or opt for a day-long session at Tottenham's Wildes Cheese, which gives you the chance to craft semi-hard and soft cheeses.

The Cheesegrater

Ok, there’s not actually any cheese involved in this one, but we couldn’t resist a shout out for this City skyscraper. Grab a selfie in front of 122 Leadenhall Street, nicknamed “The Cheesegrater” due to its distinctive shape. The London Cheesegrater building isn’t usually open to the public, apart from during Open House London.