The Team

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

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)”

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”

Front of House Manager – Adam E

Ma

Previously worked:-
“Manager of Planet of the Grapes Restaurant, just around the corner from Cheese!
& before then, My Old Dutch Group/Simpsons of Cornwall/The Atrium managing their day to day Restaurant Operations”.

Expertise:-
“Wine……. Trained Sommelier”

Favourite Cheese:-
“Black Bomber – it’s the perfect Cheese & Wine Classic”

Favourite Wine:-
“Most defintely Amarone – due to its length and concentration of fruit with a winning ABV”

Dinner Party guest list:-
“Amercian author, Mr Hunter S Thompson – I’d love to hear more about his time with the Hell’s Angels”

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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-6pm
Tuesday 10am-8pm
Wednesday 9am-8pm
Thursday 9am-8pm
Friday 9am-8pm
Closed Weekends & Bank Holidays

SATURDAY, 24th November – Cheese will be open  11am-6pm

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

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