I.J.Mellis Cheesemongers est.1993 is a family owned and run business who have been trading for almost 30 years. When Iain Mellis opened his first store in Edinburgh his focus was solely on providing only the best quality artisan and Farmhouse cheeses to his customers alongside genuine and warm customer service.
The same can be said today with eldest son Rory now at the helm. The focus remains on quality produce and quality customer service but the range of cheeses and provisions offered has greatly expanded over the years providing an overwhelming amount of choice for the avid cheese lover.
Do not despair! The knowledgeable and friendly cheesemongers will guide you through the wide array of cheeses and accompaniments and even allow you to taste as many as you like before coming to a decision. The cheeses range from small, local Scottish producers to more eclectic European cheeses from further afield, it's safe to say there's something for everyone.
Now to the exciting part, in 2022 Mellis Cheese opened the doors to it's Cheese Lab, located through the back of their busy store where they now host a fantastic cheese tasting session every Wednesday evening. The sessions are led by one of the in store cheesemongers and the selection changes weekly depending on what is tasting particularly great that week. They will guide you through the selection discussing taste, smell and texture while providing all the fun facts about how the cheese is made and the wonderful makers behind them. If you'd like to join them, it's likely you'll have to book through their website as the space is small and the events are popular but if they have space they are happy to welcome you in on the day.
I.J.Mellis Cheesemongers are well known throughout Scotland and further afar as being the best cheesemonger in Scotland and for anyone wanting to experience the best of Scottish cheese, a visit is not to be missed.