The Team

Cheese at Leadenhall’s Founder & Owner:-
Sue Cloke “Duchess of Cheese” (affectionately called by her team)

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Previously worked:-
Harvey Nichols – as part of the amazing Buying Team that set up the iconic Foodmarket in 1992.
Paxton & Whitfield – London’s most famous Cheese shop in Jermyn St.

Expertise:-
British & European cheeses, especially the artisan and unpasteurised ones
Regularly judges at British & World Cheese Awards.

Favourite Cheese:-
“Comte; for its nuttiness and complexity and Tomme de Savoie ..because this was the cheese that first got me hooked on good cheese ”

Favourite Wine:-
“Chateau du Trignon, Gigondas …as it has depth, lots of rich, plummy flavours and goes brilliantly with different styles of cheese, plus a lovely reminder of an excellent holiday in the region”

Dinner Party guest list:-
“..just George”

Assistant Manager – Fran

Fran at the bar

Previously worked:-
Deli franchise chain managing their daily operations.
Harvey Nichols managing the award winning Cheese counter, closely working with Sue Cloke.

Expertise:-
Fran has been at Cheese since day one – that’s over 10 years ago… assisting Sue in establishing Cheese at one of London’s most favourite destinations.

Favourite Cheese:-
“Quickes mature cheddar; because you can eat it at any time & Reblochon”

Favourite Wine:-
“Primotivo and Chenin Blanc”

Dinner Party guest list:-
“Stevie Nicks, the Duke of Northumberland…. and Beauty (my cat)”

Waitress – Federica 

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Fedi joined the team in July 2016, having been involved in the wine and cheese industry for years. These years of experience were gained not only here in the UK, but also back home in her native Italy. Fedi says that her passions in life are wine and music, and without the pairing of a good wine with even better music, life would be far less enjoyable!

Her Favourite Red Wine? Mezzacorona, Teroldego Riserva

Her Favourite White Wine? Paolini, Z Dry, Zibbibo

Her Favourite Cheese? Brie de Meaux with Black Truffle

Dream Dinner Party Guests? Grace Jones, Prince, Herbie Hancock, Charles Bukowski and Millie Jackson.

Head Chef – Ollie

Previously worked:-
L’Autre Pied, Michelin starred fine dining restaurant, as part of the famous Pied a Terre family.
Terroirs Wine Bar, London’s leading natural wine bar and previous winner of AA’s restaurant of the year.

Expertise:-
Cooking……
Modern European and British Foods.

Favourite Cheese:-
“St Bartholomew, a semi hard cows cheese from Oxfordshire.   Grassy, nutty and savoury; hard to find but well worth the effort.
Devon Blue, young blue cheese, very little rind and only a smattering of blue veins, delicate savoury blue flavour, freshness and acidity.”

Favourite Wine:-
“Radikon Blue; a beautiful orange wine from Northern Italy with complex sherry like flavours.  And, Fief du breil which is just like grape juice; clean, fresh and not too dry – perfect in the Summer.  Also.. wine made from grains, malt and hops – I believe it’s called beer..”

Dinner Party guest list:-
“Frankie Boyle, Boris Johnson, Jimmy Car and Donald Trump.  If only for entertainment value”

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Cheese at Leadenhall
4-5 Leadenhall Market
City of London
EC3V 1LR

Directions to CHEESE via  City Mapper

Opening Hours:-
Monday 10am-8pm
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday 9am-8pm
Closed Weekends & Bank Holidays

Booking a Tasting :- please contact us ASAP to book for 2018 by Ph: 020 7929 1697 or email: Contact Cheese

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