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London, England - Trying cheeses at the worlds first conveyor cheese bar!

Updated: Jul 23, 2022


Pick and Cheese - Camden Markets

Greater London county of the UK

London is obviously a great place to visit with plenty to see and do. Next time you are in the city, be sure to save a bit of your appetite for the "Pick and Cheese" cheese bar found within the Seven Dials Market. The Pick and Cheese bar is found on the second floor of the market. The market is indoors and found in the Covent Garden neighborhood of London. The market alone is quite a foodie's paradise but the cheese brings me here so that will be my focus today! The cheese bar company also has some other locations and offerings. Check out their site here: https://www.thecheesebar.com/seven-dials/


This place is fantastic! The first of its kind, Pick and Cheese presents different selections to the guests along a conveyor belt, similar to that of some sushi restaraunts. If you don't see something you like, there is a small menu to order hot food as well.



They offer an all-you-can-eat option or you can opt to pay for what you choose with each cheese being priced in a different tier and listed on the menu. Each serving of cheese is paired with another delicacy and is numbered so that you can find it on the menu.


The staff will get your drink order and bring some crackers to help bring cheese from plate to mouth. It is reccomended to reserve a spot, as the place gets quite busy.



All of the cheeses on offer come from Britain. They may be styles that originate elsewhere but all were from British farms and creameries. I tried as many as I could before feeling completely full. I found it easier to share each portion with someone as there are alot of cheeses on offer. I have listed the ones we tried below with a personal rating and quick description.


Driftwood

Description: Ash coated goat's cheese which is pressed into a log.

Pairing: Shortbread crumbles and honey

Rating: 9 out of 10

Flavor Notes:

-Smoky, light ash

-Lemon zest

-Mouse-like smooth texture











Lanark Blue

Description: A roquefort-like blue cheese from Scotland.

Pairing: Marinated figs

Rating: 8 out of 10

Flavor Notes:

-Tangy, full flavor

-Almost sweet

-Easy melting medium texture











Smoked Kikham's Lancashire

Description: An oak smoked Lancashire cheese.

Pairing: Smoked apple butter

Rating: 5 out of 10

Flavor Notes:

-Rich and decadent

-Light, barely perceptable smoke flavor

-Crumbly texture











St. Gall

Description: Swiss-style cheese from Ireland.

Pairing: Irish black butter

Rating: 3.5 out of 10

Flavor Notes:

-Sour

-Nutty

-Firm, wax-like texture











Clothbound Cheddar

Description: A traditional farmhouse cheddar

Pairing: Apple Borretane Onions

Rating: 6 out of 10

Flavor Notes:

-Earthy

-Great lasting finish, slight spice

-Crumbly almost flaky











Cornish Gouda

Description: Gouda style cheese from Cornwall

Pairing: Clotted cream fudge

Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Flavor Notes:

-Sweet, nutty

-Pleasant finish

-Hard and rigid texture











Rollright

Description: A reblochon style cheese from Gloucestershire

Pairing: Honey roasted peanuts

Rating: 7 out of 10

Flavor Notes:

-Milky and grassy

-Flavorfull and soft rind

-Very soft texture











Pick and Cheese proved to be a great evening out! Please do pay them a visit if you find yourself in London!


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