Fine wine and gourmet cheese delivered from George Mewes

Nationwide delivery, or pop into their Glasgow shop

Cheese and wine go together perfectly and are two of the things that make us happy. So when established cheesemonger George Mewes invited us to visit his Byres Road shop to show off the fact that they are now licensed and try a few of the wines, well, we couldn’t say no.

The George Mewes shop on Byres Road has been a popular fixture of the Glasgow foodie scene since 2010. (you should have seen us trying to get a quiet shop shot without customers!).

Within the shop, there is a wide selection of cheese (of course) from Scotland, the rest of the UK, and Europe, and this includes vegan cheeses as well. Samples are gladly handed out as well as advice on the cheeses to suit your tastebuds and budget as cheese-eating can be an expensive hobby!

The shop stocks cheese from La Fauxmagerie, which is the first plant-based vegan cheese shop in the UK. At George Mewes, you will find a selection of their vegan cheeses including Camemvert, Brixton Blue and Shoreditch Smoked.

As well as cheese, you can also buy accompaniments such as oatcakes, bannocks, crackers, chutneys, jams (including a gorgeous selection of Les Merveilles de Provance jam), honey and quince or even a cheeseboard or cheese slate to properly display your chosen selection of cheese, oh and Monmouth coffee and Sebastian Kobelt chocolate for afters!

As we said, it’s not just cheese here, but a curated wine area as well. The wines can be purchased in the Glasgow shop, or ordered via their website for nationwide delivery, and look at this selection:

There is white, red, rose, sparkling, sweet, port and sherry – all bases are covered and all the wines have been chosen to accompany cheese. Staff will help guide you along your wine and cheese journey if you are unsure what’s best for you or your cheeses.

@glasgowfoodblog #cheese #wine #heaven #fyp #glasgow #glasgowfoodie ♬ Happy Hour – George King

Speaking of journeys, we bumped into the Wee Food Tour which stops off at George Mewes on their tour of Glasgow restaurants, speciality shops and independent businesses.

George and Alan put together a sample cheese and wine box for us to take home and try.
Frankie was certainly interested as you can see.

With our cheese assistant beside us, we settled down for a heavenly Saturday afternoon of cheese and wine with a few other bits thrown in – the chutney, sardines and oatcakes are all from George Mewes as well.

From left to right we have Banyuls Rimage sweet wine, Sandeman sherry, Rosebud Preserves spiced plum chutney, Westray oatcakes, and Ortiz sardines. The mozzarella with cherry tomatoes and grapes did not come from George Mewes.

The cheeses on the slate are Anster (hard and slightly crumbly), Comte 18 months (smooth and firm), Stichelton (creamy blue) Dorstone (creamy goats cheese) and Baron Bigod (creamy and smooth).

We washed these down with Sandeman Character, a medium dry sherry which has Palomino and Pedro Ximénez – it was nutty and creamy with aromas of caramel and marzipan, and of course, it went well with the cheese. We also had Banyuls Rimage sweet wine – a deliciously sweet wine, perfect when served chilled. Gorgeous ruby-purple colour with a woody aroma and a really sweet and syrupy cherry, plum and cassis taste.

@foodieexplorers wine and cheese, both from #georgemewescheeseglasgow and deliverable ❤️ #scottishfood #cheese #wine #fyp #glasgowfoodie ♬ Morning Moon – brd

Location

Shops addresses

106 Byres Road | Glasgow | G12 8TB |
T: 0141 334 5900
E: glasgow@georgemewescheese.co.uk
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

3 Dean Park Street | Stockbridge | Edinburgh | EH4 1JN
T: 0131 332 5900
E: edinburgh@georgemewescheese.co.uk
Monday to Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm

Online ordering for nationwide delivery

Website

Many thanks to George Mewes for showing us around and educating us on cheese and wine pairings.

Emma

Emma

Hello!

I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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