It’s safe to say that a few heroes have emerged over the past few months; from inspiring NHS workers to speedy shelf stackers and unstoppable bin men. One group we don’t think has received enough praise though? The cheesemongers. Oh yes, fromage has truly been with us through the highs and lows of lockdown, offering a gooey and melty embrace every time things have got a bit too much. Whether you like yours strong and stinky, melted over bread or homing silky ribbons of pasta, we’re bringing you London’s tastiest cheese deliveries.
Jimmy’s Fondue Kits: Pimp Your Picnic
Pop-up extraordinaire Jimmy is back at it again, and now? He’s elevating your stay at home game. Say see ya later to soggy sandwiches and hello to a fondue feast worthy of any alpine scene. Priced at £50 for two, this hamper includes a selection of charcuterie, mixed salad, crusty bread and new potatoes - perfect for dipping in an oozing pot of cheesy goodness. Promising to save birthday celebrations and date nights alike, the kits also come with all the equipment and utensils you could need along with the cast iron fondue set - with a full weekend to stuff yourself silly before returning the kit.
The Cheese Truck: Our Kind of Essential Travel
Ice cream vans are so last year. We’re calling it - 2020 is all about The Cheese Truck. Yes, that’s right, people, a bright yellow van is dishing out dairy goods all over London and it’s possibly the best thing to happen, ever. From the same brains behind The Cheese Bar, this mobile delivery service is selling stinky self-isolation survival kits, perfectly washed down with a glass (or bottle) of red. And for when you’ve had enough of your own cooking? There’s also a selection of fromage-themed ready meals, from luxe macaroni cheese to Young Buck blue cheese raclette.
Gloria Delivery: Wheely Good Pasta
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year (I mean who could blame you?), you’ll likely have seen Gloria’s quite frankly glorious cacio e pepe strewn all over your social feeds. Served in a giant wheel of pecorino cheese, this baby is what we like to call comfort food Nirvana. Luckily for you, the Italian restaurant’s most popular dishes are now available for delivery via Deliveroo. Expect DIY pasta kits, balls of burrata and huge blocks of matured Parmigiano arriving at your door with just the click of a button.
The Cheese Geek: Pay As You Go Cheese
Looking for the Netflix of the cheese mongering world? Say hello to The Cheese Geek’s subscription service, which promises to send you a surprise Cheesebox each month, containing 5 stonkingly good slabs. Or if you’re not up for the commitment? Order your own one-off cheese board, with next day delivery available nationwide. There’s even an app for browsing on the go - track orders, scroll through slices and earn rewards for er... eating cheese. It almost sounds too gouda to be true.
The Odds Peckham: Vegan Cheese Deliveries
One for the vegans out there, The Odds Peckham is a 100% plant-based deli, specialising in all things cheese, fermentation and natural wine. Now available to purchase online (with delivery UK-wide), their dairy-free range includes blue, herbed and smoked varieties, along with Honestly Tasty Shamembert and Yogan Organic mozzarella - perfect for pizza making sessions. While you’re browsing you can also stock up on the pantry essentials, with an impressive selection of beer and ciders on offer too.
Brigadiers: A Modern Twist On The Old Classic
One of London’s best-loved spots for top-notch Indian cuisine, Brigadiers has earnt itself something of a cult status. While they may have temporarily closed their doors, fans will be pleased to hear that their full menu is now available on Deliveroo. The dish we can’t wait to get our mitts on? The paneer shashlik - cottage cheese marinated in spices, grilled in a tandoor and served alongside kebab masala. We’re not drooling, you are.
Looking for the perfect red to pair your board with? Check out our guide to London's best wine delivery services here.