The cheese connoisseurs are back at it again and this time, they’ve opened a cheese shop.
If you were to ask me if there is such a thing as too much cheese, I would probably recoil at such a ridiculous question and then scoff some halloumi to make myself feel better. Fortunately, the people behind The Cheese Bar know that the limit does not exist and they’ve opened a whole new cheese shop in east London.
If you haven’t been to The Cheese Bar in Camden or their infamous cheese conveyor belt restaurant, Pick and Cheese, you are depriving yourself of one of the most incredible culinary experiences in London. And since their openings, they have found a number of other ways to fuel our cheese addiction. During lockdown they delivered their goodies to those in withdrawal with their cheese truck and let’s not forget, their double-decker cheese barge will be arriving in London next month. Clearly, they understand just how important cheese is to the average Londoner, and this new shop may just answer some more of our prayers. (Thank you cheese gods, we owe you one).
The Cheese Bar revealed the exciting news on their Instagram account at the beginning of the month: “After the success of our cheese selling antics during lockdown, and with Christmas fast approaching, we thought it would be a good time to get into retailing cheese proper! So, we’re pretty stoked to announce that we’ve taken on this little space on @columbiaroad, to open Funk, a cheese and bottle shop.”
Funk opened its doors yesterday (October 22), showing off a holy combination of wonderful wines and brilliant British cheeses. We have a feeling—well, if their other cheese ventures are anything to go by—that it’ll be a whopping success. Looks like Christmas has come early this year!
You’ll find Funk at 142A Columbia Road, E2 7RJ. It’s open Wednesday–Friday, midday to 7pm, and Saturdays and Sundays 9am to 5pm.