If you’re here, then you must be like us. You love cheese and all its gooey goodness. In fact, you probably know about the completely cheese restaurant coming soon to Bristol. And have been logging on every day to learn if it’s open yet. Until it does, you can still engorge some of the finest local and global cheeses at some brie-lliant cheese shops throughout the city.
Funky, milky, or a little salty, for a Boxing Day snack or a summer picnic spread, there’s no wrong way to have it. It’s even proven that cheese can be good for you. Whether you’re serving raclette or a simple cheddar cheese toastie, we’ve got you covered with the very best cheese shops in Bristol.
1. The Bristol Cheesemonger
Hidden away in Wapping Wharf, The Bristol Cheesemonger celebrates the best of British cheeses. They put all the effort into researching and locating delicious, artisan cheeses from Britain – with a major focus on the South West – so you don’t have to. They even run a monthly cheese subscription service for £35 a month, curated with South West seasonal favourites. Eat your heart out Netflix.
Unit 8 Cargo, 2 Museum St, Bristol BS1 6ZA
2. L’Affinage Du Fromage
Starting life as a weekly stall at Whiteladies Road Farmers’ Market, L’Affinage Du Fromage found a permanent location after eight years towards Henleaze late last year, near Westbury Park. Inside (and online) you’ll discover a deluge of both British and Continental cheeses (although there is definitely more of a focus on supporting local cheeses). It also serves a range of also natural wines, charcuterie, olives, chutneys, crackers and bread. Making it a one-stop-shop for cheese nights. Talking of which, L’Affinage Du Fromage also host a number of cheese-related events, like the Cheese, Wine & Book club.
39 North View, Bristol BS6 7PY
3. North Street Cheese Company
A new addition to Bristol cheese shops, you’ll easily spot North Street Cheese Company thanks to mountains of cheese wheels in the window. There’s a simplicity that cannot be beaten either. Selling a mixture of European and local cheese, from gouda and comte to Somerset’s Pitchfork cheddar, you can also pick up some charcuterie and other store-cupboard items.
55 North St, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1EN
4. Chandos Deli
Unlike the others on this list, this is not exclusively a cheesemonger. At Chandos Deli you’ll find everything from fresh pastries to tinned goods, natural wines to speciality coffee. Essentially, it’s a haven for quality foods in Clifton. And there are no finer foods than cheese. Carrying a fine array of European cheeses, you’ll walkway with something you love every time.
6 Princess Victoria St, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BP
5. The Fine Cheese Co.
Not technically in Bristol, but our neighbour city of Bath is home to one of the best cheese shops in country and cannot be ignored. The Fine Cheese Co. is well-known for its award-winning cheeses such as Bath Blue, as well as range of crackers, chutneys, and pickles. But you can pick up cheeses from all over Europe too next time your in the city.
29-31 Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BN