Call us cheesy, but momondo has gone crazy for coagulated milk. We've given our writers the mission of uncovering 'le meilleur fromage' in Paris, 'il migliore formaggio' in Rome, the stinkiest cheeses in New York and the hands-down best cheeses in London; Madrid and Brussels. So grab yourself some bread and wine and join us on this tour of the best cheese shops in Europe.
A café, a deli, an eatery and special cheese shop? It’s a little bit of everything and, most of all, a French touch in the middle of London. La Fromagerie is a hidden gem, and famous amongst locals for its quality cheese and cosy atmosphere.
I recently had a meeting with a man, who knew almost every pocket in London. Or at least he used to. I don’t usually feel a need to impress people but, this time, I felt obliged to surprise him – and I did it with a little cheese.
He soon learned that Marylebone village is such a charming neighbourhood just a few minutes (literally) from Oxford Street. And, that most people fall in love with its beautiful fromagerie – where shiny vegetables, jars and tins sit alongside olive tapenades and all sorts of candy for gourmets.
While divine, smelly (in a good way) cheeses are displayed so temptingly in the chilled cheese room that you feel like a chef just looking at them.
It’s like a fresh farm shop with added city vibe, and can be extremely busy on weekends. During the week, it’s a fairly quiet place to enjoy a cheese plate and read your newspaper at a rustic wooden table.
La Fromagerie, 2-6 Moxon Street, W1U 4EW. Tube: Baker Street or Regents Park