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These London cheese bars are as 'gouda' as it gets...

Nothing is quite as fine, as a bite of cheese and a glass of wine (and some charcuterie and a low-lit atmosphere perfect for setting the mood) and it's been scientifically proven! Cheese has a drug-like effect on our brains, so we've decided to satisfy the craving with our list of the top cheese bars in London. Nothing gets cheddar than this...

Champagne & Fromage

Champagne and Fromage via Facebook

Covent Garden: 22 Wellington Street, WC2E 7DD

Greenwich: 34 Chruch Street, SE10 9BL

Not the first combination you'd think of (and don't worry, they also serve wine for those that are not much of a bubbles enthusiast) Champagne and Fromage provide an unexpected but delicious duo. Tuck into two of France's greatest exports in masterclasses, weekly tastings, or just simpling head to the bar and sample what you can see. Their itinerary is packed with events making the champagne and cheese tasting both immersive and educational. 

Take the experience home with you too; you can purchase over 50 cheeses from the store, from Brie to baked Camembert, which you can combine with complimentary and delicious flavours from honey and rosemary to black truffle or sundried tomatoes. So book a table, relax and take it cheesy...

La Fromagerie

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Highbury: 30 Highbury Park, London, N5 2AA

Marylebone: 2-6 Moxon Street, London, W1U 4EW

Bloomsbury: 52 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3LL

Founder: Patricia Michelson, discovered her love of cheese whilst skiing in Meribel. She returned to London with a huge wheel of Beaufort Chalet d'Alpage and proceeded to sell it from her garden shed. Now, years later down the line, Patricia owns locations across London sharing her love of cheese with its inhabitants.

We all know cheese is not just an evening delight, and La Fromagerie provides cheese delights throughout the day, from breakfast to dinner. Each selection of cheese is also paired carefully with individual wines promoting a powerful palette of flavour. 

There's also a bunch of ticketed and private events to get stuck into, from cheese tastings to sit down suppers where you learn about the origins of your meal. There's also the option of taking the cheese and wine home with you so when you next throw a dinner party you can really wow your guests with your knowledge. They're all so tasty, you'll end up on a shopping Brie!

WC (Wine and Charcuterie)

WC Bars London via Facebook

Former Public Convenience, Guilford Pl, London WC1N 1EA

We don't normally suggest you mix wine, charcuterie and a public toilet, but in this case we'll make an exception. We're kidding obviously... well, half kidding. Wine and Charcuterie, also known as WC believe it or not actually used to be a public toilet. Diligently transformed into a cosy wine bar, many parts of the original decor have been preserved with a dash of intimacy offering Londoners respite from the busy streets. They deliver an approachable service with delectable sharing boards on offer and even delicious vegan options available too! Check out their menu here

There are thoughtfully paired wines and champagnes to match your meal and a tasty cocktail menu to browse through. Despite the name and heritage, you won't find anything gimmicky here, more a delightfully low-key, affordable joint nestled in the centre of London, perfect for dates, catch-ups and celebrations.

Cheese at Leadenhall

4-5 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR

Located in the heart of the historical Leadenhall Market, Cheese at Leadenhall boasts an extensive collection of over 100 artisan British and European cheeses all paired with wines that will transport you to different regions of the world through deep, sharp and creamy flavours.

The wine and port bar is small but perfectly formed, with a covered outdoor terrace for you to sit and bask in the bustle of the city, whilst you grab a gouda seat and indulge in cheesy goodness. If you're looking for something a little more informative, why not book a cheese and wine tasting experience- just don't blame us if you end up buying the whole cheese selection after! 

Gordon's Wine Bar

47 Villiers St, London WC2N 6NE

Known for its wine and highly frequented for its delicious array of cheeses is Gordon's Wine Bar. It's London's oldest wine bar and was established in 1890. It still sports its original décor making it a unique watering hole that has been quenching thirsts and satiating appetites for over 130 years. Right in the heart of London's theatreland, it's truly a hidden gem with both indoor and outdoor seating. Explore the rustic interiors that have walls plastered with old photographs and newspaper clippings of historic events, alongside old oak barrels filled with sherries and port giving you the perfect environment to step away from the madness of the city and into this candlelit ambiance.

There's several different types of cheese to choose from, with a menu boasting a selection of hard, soft and blue cheeses. From Dambuster to Schlossburger, Chèvre to Stilton, there's even a selection of vegetarian, organic and unpasteurised cheeses for those that want to go easy on the stomach.

If you're in the mood to try a selection, why not grab a cheese board. For the uber selective, you can build your own! It may be the last on our list, but it's certainly not the least, Gordon's Wine Bar truly beholds a charm that can't be beaten, just make sure to arrive at a good time as they don't take reservations and they tend to get busy quickly. We totally understand why!