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.
Champagne + Fromage
Gordon's Wine Bar
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?
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.