IJ Mellis Cheesemonger

IJ Mellis Cheesemonger
IJ Mellis Cheesemonger
30a Victoria Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2JW
  • Telephone 0131 226 6215
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 9.30am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm.
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  • Website www.mellischeese.co.uk
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The little sister of the well-established IJ Mellis group, this crowded cheese-haven is no less exciting for it. Though it doesn't have the space for the cured meats of the other stores, there remains the spectacular range of mainly artisan cheeses, both local and continental. Each of the six shops employs extremely knowledgable staff who will guide you through your choices. Thoughtfully chosen, Scottish chutneys, oatcakes, bread and honeys complement the main event.

Reviews & features

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 the best cheese shops in Edinburgh

16 Feb 2011

The finest purveyors of Strathdon Blue, Dunlop Cheddar and many more Scottish cheeses

In the popular parlour game of ‘if you had to give something up for life, what would it be?’ (Strictly Come Dancing or X Factor, partner or friends, stilettos or trainers), many have foundered over the choice between cheese or orgasms. You think it’s an…

The best independent shops and designer boutiques in Edinburgh

16 Feb 2011

From Harvey Nichols and Iain Mellis to Analogue Books and Demijohn

Multrees Walk is the place to go if you want to splash the cash – Edinburgh’s high-end designer shops all rub their expensive shoulders together in one street. Harvey Nichols is here – it has five floors of designer goodies including womenswear…

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…