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.
Without question, one of the top shopping destinations for cheese lovers in London.
With its wooden floors and communal table, shelves stacked with intriguing jars of cassoulet, oils, baskets of nuts and homemade 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.
I went to a dining event to celebrate the start of the Vacherin season. It did not disappoint.
The Story of La Fromagerie
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.
Once back in London, she successfully sold the cheese from her garden shed. Patricia now has three specialist cheese shops (Marylebone, Highbury and Bloomsbury,) and a thriving wholesale business in London.
Share the Passion For Good Cheese
Her passion for cheese and her flair for good food shines all around. 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.
Admire La Fromagerie’s 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.
Cheese Tasting Notes
- Stinking Bishop is a soft melting cheese from Herefordshire that’s 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
- 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
- Visit La Fromagerie on a sunday and you can have a browse around Marylebone Farmers’ Market
- Fancy learning new cookery skills? The excellent Italian cookery school – La Cucina Caldesi is nearby
- Looking for a gift? Check out Patricia’s excellent book ‘Cheese’ in our guide to the Best Gifts For Cheese Lovers
Cheese Lover’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 Marylebone
Within walking distance of La Fromagerie in Marylebone, is The Grazing Goat pub.
Situated on New Quebec Street, this popular drinking hole and foodie pub has stylish bedrooms which are reminiscent of staying in a cosy ski chalet. For prices and availability, visit TripAdvisor.
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They tell me that small and calm dogs are allowed to visit La Fromagerie Marylebone.
How to Find La Fromagerie Marylebone
La Fromagerie Marylebone, 2-6 Moxon St, London W1U 4EW
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Sally is the founder and editor of The Foodie Travel Guide. She travels around the UK and beyond in search of the best foodie days out, tasting experiences and delicious places to stay. She loves a glass of English sparkling wine, afternoon tea with friends and escaping London for gastronomic adventures.