I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger, Edinburgh

4.4
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Treat your taste buds at I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger, a small (and somewhat stinky) store. Opened over 20 years ago, the shop has been described as an "Aladdin's cave" for cheese, boasting a wide assortment of local and international product. Those who take their cheese seriously can pick up a number of accoutrements including baguettes, chutneys, and oils. Consult the expert staff for information about different flavors and pairings. If you're ready for a bite to eat, head upstairs to the on-site cafe to enjoy a warm cheese toasty. Put I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger at the forefront of your travel plans using our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning app.
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I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger Reviews

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  • I went in and asked for one haggis scotch egg and one pork scotch egg and when I got home I found that they were neither. Also got cheddar which was mouldy. It is the attention in detail that makes....  more »
  • So the shop is open during covid 19 but it is impossible to social distance even with just 2 customers at a time...staff not trained up to ensure safety...no face masks ..and staff a.bit off hand...  more »
  • Popped in for some Scottish cheese and ended up with that and some Scottish venison dry sausage as well. Clerk was very helpful and knowledgeable in guiding some selections and then sliced every...  more »
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  • Fantastic place with a great choice of tasty cheese. The staff is very helpful and I was invited to taste a variety of cheese before I decided what to buy. Highly recommended!
  • One of the best cheese places in Edinburgh. They know their stuff and are happy to give you recommendations based on your preferences. Some cheeses are a bit pricey but it is worth the quality
  • Cheese lover’s heaven! A small place, but packed with artisan cheeses and everything to go with them (wine, chutney, crackers, etc). The artisan cheese prices are good compared to America. This shop always seemed to be busy and the staff is incredibly efficient and helpful.
  • Lovely lil cheese shop, especially if you want to try some local Scottish cheeses! Great recommendations from staff.
  • Very good cheeses and possibly the best scotch egg of my life

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