La Fromagerie Marylebone, London

La Fromagerie is a little slice of cheesy heaven set amongst the chi-chi shops of London’s Marylebone High Street. From the moment you spy its alluring display of rather beautiful seasonal fruit and vegetables by the entrance, you know you’re going to be lured inside to fall under its magical spell.

Shop Signage La Fromagerie Marylebone

Shop and taste artisan cheese at La Fromagerie Marylebone

Fall – you will. With its wooden floors and communal table, shelves stacked with intriguing jars of cassoulet, oils, baskets of nuts and homemade jams and chutneys, the temptations are all around, gently whispering to you to buy them. Visit La Fromagerie’s Marylebone café for lunch, to have a browse in their smart cheese room or for one of their fun and friendly themed evenings. It will not disappoint.

The Foodie Travel Guide

  • Taste artisan cheese
  • Eat lunch
  • Cheese tasting evenings
  • Seasonal suppers

The Story

Patricia Michelson inadvertently started her business on a ski trip to Meribel. While most of us are happy to return from a ski-ing holiday with a bottle of Génépi des Alpes, she drove home with an entire wheel of Beaufort Chalet d’Alpage in the back of her car which she sold from her garden shed. She now has two specialist cheese shops and a wholesale business in London.

Share the Passion For Good Cheese

Her passion for cheese and her flair for good food shines all around and La Fromagerie has matured into a wonderful retreat for foodies in need of cheese sustenance, camaradie and a warm welcome. If you can’t make it to the Alps, this is the closest you can get to it in London.

La Fromagerie Marylebone

Admire The Cheese Room

The cheese is all sourced from artisan producers and stands proudly on display in the temperature controlled cheese room. British cheeses sit alongside those from France, Switzerland, Holland, Spain, Italy and the United States.

La Fromagerie Cheese Shop Marylebone

Tasting Notes

  • Stinking Bishop is a soft melting cheese that has been washed in a perry from a variety of pear called Stinking Bishop (hence the name)
  • Flower Marie is an East Sussex cheese with grassy, earthy overtones which goes well with red wine
  • Vacherin Haut-Doub – Each wheel is wrapped in a collar of bark harvested from local spruce forests, imbuing the cheeses with sappy depths

Tips

  • Watch out for the programme of special events. Past ones have ranged from an evening with Michel Roux to a ‘High Mountain Cheese and Wine Tasting With Ski Chalet Quiz’
  • At the Marylebone café, they host seasonal suppers on Monday nights and on Friday nights, you can go for a ‘Cheese, Charcuterie and Wine’ evening
  • Looking for a gift? Check out our guide to the Best Gifts For Cheese Lovers

Cook’s Tip

Serve baked Vacherin with steamed potatoes for dipping, slices of cured meat and gherkins. Add a splash of white wine to the cheese before baking it in the oven.


WHERE TO STAY IN LONDON

The Bingham

Richmond, London

A 15-minute walk from Richmond Tube Station,the Bingham features luxurious rooms, some overlooking the River Thames.

Rooms from £92 a night.

The Hotel Zetter

Clerkenwell, London,

The Zetter Hotel is a quirky, award-winning boutique hotel located in fashionable Clerkenwell, London.

Rooms from £135 a night.

Artist Residence

Pimlico, London

This stylish property close to Victoria Station offering individually designed rooms and an all-day restaurant.

Rooms from £175 a night.


DOGS

Dog friendly days out in London

They tell me that small and calm dogs are allowed to visit.

Mr Hendricks


HOW TO FIND LA FROMAGERIE MARYLEBONE

La Fromagerie Marylebone, 2-6 Moxon St, London W1U 4EW

Website: www.lafromagerie.co.uk


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