When my friend Emily comes to visit London, cheese is usually a big part of the plan, particularly after we first visited La Fromagerie back in 2012.
This time, the weekend turned into a bit of a cheese crawl – much more unique than a pub crawl, after all.
First up was Borough Market where we sampled some “Drunk Cheeses” – cheese cured in wine. Our favorite was the cheese cured in prosecco – appropriate since we love the drink as well. Plus, this just screamed for a pairing with some bubbly. 🙂
Next up was another stop at La Fromagerie where our taste buds tingled in anticipation of the incredible burrata with truffle cream. Unfortunately they appear to have removed this item from the menu, but we were incredibly happy with a cheese board, quiche and a cauliflower gratin. To finish, I had to order the cheesecake, and I was not disappointed. This is easily the best cheesecake I’ve ever had with a creamy topping and smothered in fresh berries. (Drooling now just writing about it). No stop at La Fromagerie would be complete without a stop in their little market and cheese cave where we got our truffle fix with some beautiful truffle brie.
Finally, I surprised Emily with a stop at Obika in South Kensington. This mozzarella bar is of Roman origin and we first experienced it in its hometown on that fateful first European trip together back in 2007. The best part of the location in Rome is the apertivo. You pay for a drink and a selection of snacks are yours for the taking on the house. Sadly the London locations don’t seem to have embraced the apertivo concept, but the selection of mozzarella makes up for it. It was here that we got our burrata fix.
After a curd-tacular weekend, Emily said, “I think I’m cheesed out.” Mission accomplished.
La Fromagerie 2-6 Moxon Street Marylebone London W1U 4EW 020 7935 0341 Obikà Mozzarella Bar 96 Draycott Avenue SW3 3AD - London 0207 581 5208
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