IJ Mellis Cheesemonger
- Telephone 01334 471410
- Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–6pm; Sun 11am–5pm.
- Seasonal times Open later around festive period and for special events e.g. major golf tournaments.
- Website www.mellischeese.co.uk
St Andrews branch of Edinburgh-based specialist cheesemonger selling fine farmhouse and artisan Scottish cheeses.
With six stores in Scotland – a cluster in Edinburgh, one each in Glasgow, Aberdeen and here in St Andrews – IJ Mellis is a one-stop shop for dedicated cheese lovers and fans of speciality food in general. All types of farmhouse, artisan and speciality cheese can be found stacked high in the shop, from Isle of Mull cheddar to the Prima Dona Maturo, a Dutch take on Parmesan. The main focus is on farmhouse cheeses from around the UK and Ireland, including Anster, a crumbly citrusy cheese from nearby in Anstruther. Other delights sold include a good range of bread from local bakery Barnett's featuring soda farls, sourdoughs and flavoured loaves, plus there are continental cured meats, vinegars and oils, and all the necessary accompaniments for cheese from chutneys and pickles to Arran oatcakes.
Reviews & features
The best breadmakers (and sellers) in Edinburgh and Glasgow7 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…
Scotland's best cheeses1 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…