La Fromagerie – a gourmand’s treasure trove

shop frontage

On this relatively short street,  Marylebone High Street in London W1, is  a wonderful concentration of places associated with the enjoyment of good food……..several wonderful bakeries, cafes and restaurants, Divertimenti (the cook’s paradise), the wonderful Ginger Pig Butchery and of course there is La Fromagerie.

I single out La Fromagerie because of its uniqueness. It is many things – it is a deli, a bakery, a cafe, a cheese shop and  of course a fresh produce purveyor of fresh produce.  One of  2 outlets in London, this one has been around for 9 years and the experience shows. It is unpretentious by stylish. Lunches are simple in style but delicious and the coffee is how coffee should be.

The very particular care it takes in sourcing its produce shows in the deep rich flavours of  the fruits on offer especially the tomatoes and wild mushrooms. Most of the fruit and vegetables are sourced directly from specialist organic producers. They do not source produce from wholesalers.  This is also the case with their huge range of European cheeses and of course the artisan breads.

large range of wild mushrooms including these Scottish Girolles

plums

The cheese room, one of the most extensive I have seen, is now online and allows you to order from anywhere in the UK. You can get every style of hard and soft cheese from all across the European continent. An english or french or italian cheese platter is available as is the traditional ploughman’s lunch if you are watching the calories. The staff are knowledgeable, bright eyed and very engaged with what they offer.

cured meats

cheese room

a small part of the range of soft cheeses

croissant and the superb homemade fig jam

There is always an action packed calendar of tastings, workshops and seasonal events

Closed for dinner (except when hired for private events), La Fromagerie is open 7 days. This is a must do destination for the foodie.

Be warned, you are unlikely to leave without something.

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The Fromagerie

2-6 Moxon Street

London NW1

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