Lovable Fromage: Cheeses of Muswell Hill wins London’s Most Loved Shop

Written by: Sophie Taylor

Congratulations are in order for Cheeses of Muswell Hill. You know, the cheese shop with the pretty green facade where the likes of Nigel Slater and Paul Hollywood have stumbled about, grabbing aimlessly at wheels and wedges in a drunken cheese stupor muttering “colston bassett stilton” and “Alex James is a floppy haired goddess”. Besides celebrity custom and bass player Brie*, they have just won TimeOut’s award for London’s Most Loved Shop 2016. Since this year has been a rollercoaster of shocks and bad news, it appears we have turned to the comforting embrace of full fat dairy.

North Four, North London magazine, Cheeses of Muswell Hill, local business, Alex James

Cheeses of Muswell Hill is a family run business dedicated to buying directly from farms. Never one for waste, they even converted a disused bomb shelter into a maturing room. As owner Morgan McGlynn reiterates, they’ve been churning the good fat for 38 years and obviously know their fromage from their frais. 

“We have over 220 cheeses to choose from, so you will be spoilt for choice. Brie stuffed with truffles is a real favourite of ours.” Oh me oh my, truffle stuffed brie sounds like our new fave too. But with two hundred and twenty varieties to choose from, we might need some more eating time to really decide.

Pop in to meet the deserving winners and stock up on reassuringly quality fodder at 13 Fortis Green Rd, Muswell Hill, N10 3HP. They also keep an extensive range of breads, olives, muffins, croissants, danishes, quiches, tarts and cakes. Screw the diet, Winter is upon us and jumpers are stretchy. 

 

North Four, North London magazine, Cheeses of Muswell Hill, local business, Alex James

CBA walking? For a monthly fee, you could also join their Cheese Club and enjoy a carefully selected cheese board delivered to your door which includes 3 x 250g specially selected seasonal cheeses, chutney and cheese biscuits/crackers. No more movement required.

*That’s right. You can find Blur bassist, Alex James’ delectable cheese selection in store, including his award winning Goddess Guernsey cheese. 

Photos via Cheeses of Muswell Hill insta.

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