George Mewes Cheese
- Telephone 0141 334 5900
- Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm.
- Website www.georgemewescheese.co.uk
Specialising in unusual cheeses you're unlikely to find on supermarket shelves, George Mewes' selection of British and Continental artisan cheeses can be bought from their shop in Glasgow's West End, or online. Opened in 2010, they won 'Best New Cheese Retailer 2012' at the British Cheese Awards. Mewes stocks around 80 cheeses at any one time, featuring one a month on his website - he was a chef for 25 years, so is sure to be brimming with cheesy culinary ideas. He also supplies wholesale to restaurants including Andrew Fairlie at Gleneagles. The online shop has a very useful description for each cheese, detailing texture, origin and milk used.
With over 25 years' experience as a chef, working in many locations across the world, George Mewes has gained considerable knowledge of the catering trade. It is in some ways odd, then, for a trained chef to limit himself to a solitary ingredient; yet, it is clear George Mewes has become a leading expert in artisan cheeses, stocking around 80 in his shop. Nowhere is this more apparent than on their website, which categorises its cheese in terms of its nationality and cross-sectioned with animal, type and suggested accompaniments. Such is the current reputation, you will likely see George Mewes's name prefiguring the cheese board selection at many top quality restaurants across the city and beyond.
Reviews & features
Table Talk: George Mewes on Cheese16 Sep 2015
West End cheesemonger George Mewes talks about his passion
I’ve always had a passion for good quality food especially perfectly matured, world-class artisan cheese. So ten years ago, I made the decision to change the direction of my career by switching from being a chef to work exclusively with cheese. I’ve…