Our list of the best online cheese shops – offering subscription packages as well as one-off purchases.
It is time to do your bit for our artisanal cheesemakers, who have been hit badly by lockdown. The forced closure of restaurants, food markets and delis has left them with too much cheese and not enough customers. Fortunately a fantastic new generation of online cheesemongers can continue to support the traditional cheesemaking industry and keep us well stocked during the lockdown. Most offer subscription packages as well as one-off purchases
Here’s a list of our favourites:
The Cheese Geek – they describe themselves as ‘The Modern Cheesemonger’, which they reflect in their beautifully-designed website. A great selection of cheese boxes, plus subscription offers for the real addicts. GQ described them as ‘the Netflix of fromage’.
The Courtyard Dairy – they have been going strong from their North Yorkshire base since 2012 and in that time have won a load of awards, including Cheesemonger of the Year. Their site includes a great cheese gifts section for the cheese-aholic in your life.
Neals Yard Dairy – the online version of the famous cheesemonger founded in Neil’s Yard in Covent Garden in 1979. They are credited by many with launching the UK artisanal cheese revival and continue to sell cheeses sourced from around 70 specialist cheesemakers, mainly small farms and creameries in the UK and Ireland.
Mons Cheese – this Franco-British collaboration specialises in traditionally made Continental & British cheeses which it ages in its cellars in London and on the Cote Roannaise in the Loire Valley. They offer a wonderful selection, including some seriously indulgent French classics such as reblochon and Vacherin Le Mont D’Or.