IJ Mellis Cheesemonger

IJ Mellis Cheesemonger
6 Bakers Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6SY
  • Telephone 0131 225 6566
  • Opening times Mon–Fri 9am–6.30pm; Sat 9am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm.
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  • Website mellischeese.co.uk
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Since opening his first premises in 1993, Iain Mellis has established a mini empire of cheesemonger's shops between Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and St Andrews, with a reputation for supplying the best British farmhouse cheeses. Well-trained, friendly staff are on hand, and are happy to let customers try before they buy. With an array of crackers, bread and chutneys for sale alongside the cows’, goats’ and sheep’s cheeses, new customers will surely want to make it part of their weekly shopping routine.

Reviews & features

Neighbourhood Watch: Stockbridge, Edinburgh

16 Nov 2011

A guide to the village-like Edinburgh suburb

What’s it like? Architecturally lovely and quite picturesque, the area is still pretty bohemian despite the influx of more affluent shops in recent years. Where’s it, like? To the north of the city, between the New Town and Inverleith. It’s about…

The best breadmakers (and sellers) in Edinburgh and Glasgow

7 Mar 2011

Au Gourmand, Patisserie Dujardin and McGhee's Family Bakers

The appearance of more small artisan bakeries points to an increasing awareness of and demand for proper bread, both from the public and the operations serving them. Around the sandwich shops of the capital Au Gourmand, the Gorgie-based but…

A guide to some of the best restaurants in Edinburgh

16 Feb 2011

The Scottish capital has some of the best restaurants for Scottish cuisine

Some visitors may come to Scotland with a sense of dread that they’ll be force-fed salty porridge or be obliged to eat everything deep fried in fat. It’s true that the more adventurous may well encounter food here they’re unlikely to find elsewhere…

Scotland's best cheeses

1 May 2009

Iain Mellis, along with colleagues Benjamin Newell and Alistair Marr, offers his expertise

Isle of Mull Cheddar Isle of Mull Cheddar is considered by many as the daddy of Scottish cheddars. Strong, fruity and brooding, Isle of Mull cheddar is made from unpasteurised cow’s milk on Sgriob-ruadh (pronounced ‘Ski-brooah’) farm on the tranquil…