New Opening: Starter Culture Cheese Shop, Shawlands

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There’s a new big cheese in Shawlands

Cheese lovers of Glasgow’s Southside rejoice as the Christmas popup Starter Culture is now open  permanently in Shawlands!

Starter Culture can be found at 1052 – 1054 Pollokshaws Rd. It was formerly John Stewart Jewellers located between the Co-op and Salt & Vinegar restaurant & takeaway.

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Starter Culture Cheese

There’s a mixed selection of blues, goat, cheddars, smelly cheeses…

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And you will be encouraged to try before you buy…

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The Minger (yes, that’s its real name!) was popular during our visit…

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The Gorgonzola is especially great and served by the scoop like ice-cream. Apparently it goes well with chocolate..?!

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Deli

It’s not all cheese, there’s a selection of jars, sauces and packets of goodies.

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The rhubarb and cardamom jam caught our eye.

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While in the fridge there’s Scottish kimchi!

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And flavoured soda from local company Rapscallion, well worth a try if you haven’t tried them before.

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Rapscallion Soda

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There will also be wine on sale soon, currently in the application stage, so wine and cheese parties all round Shawlands shortly!

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There’s also a selection of charcuterie at the counter.

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Bread is from Wheatberry Bakery.
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We’ve already taken ours home for lunch and Fred approved of the cheese! 🙂

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Where to

1052 Pollokshaws Road
Shawlands
Glasgow

Tel: 0141 482 9277

Transport

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Opening Hours

Opening times are:
Wednesday to Sunday
10am to 7pm



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