IJ Mellis Cheesemonger
- Telephone 0131 447 8889
- Opening times Mon–Fri 9.30am–6pm; Sat 9am–6pm; Sun noon–5pm.
- Website www.mellischeese.co.uk
Scotland's most established cheesemonger has six shops across the country, mostly clustered around Edinburgh. Morningside's branch doesn't limit itself to British and continental cheeses, but stocks handy and luxurious little accompaniments, from olive oil to oatcakes, local bread to sausages and bacon (for the ultimate brunch, presumably). Each shop has the same air of old-fashioned know-how, and is happy to let you try a few cheeses before committing yourself – though it's not uncommon to somehow find yourself leaving with a slice of each.