London’s cult cheese restaurant, The Cheese Bar was founded in 2014 to celebrate and promote all that is great about British Cheese.
From humble beginnings at Maltby Street Market, to becoming a regular fixture on the UK festival circuit, we made a name for ourselves as The Cheese Truck, serving some of Britain’s best grilled cheese sandwiches from our iconic classic Bedford vans: Archie, Alfie & Audrey.
We conquered the fields of Glastonbury, starred in Hollywood Movies and travelled as far as Istanbul and Dubai, selling half a million sandwiches & amassing a passionate following on our mission to champion British cheese.
In 2016, we decided it was time to make the jump to bricks and mortar. We reached our crowdfunding target in less than a week, and opened our flagship Camden restaurant the following year.
Since then, we’ve opened another two restaurants. Pick & Cheese – the world’s first cheese conveyor belt – is our attempt to shake up the traditional cheese and wine bar format, and encourage people to get out of their comfort zone and try something new!
And, more recently, The Cheese Barge in Paddington. A 96ft floating restaurant dedicated to showcasing the best of British cheese through a range of seasonal small plates and sharing dishes.
On top of all of this (and during a global pandemic!), we ventured into the retail space with our first cheese & bottle shop, Funk, on east London’s Columbia Road, as well as a growing mail order business (think self-isolation cheese & wine survival packs, and virtual tastings galore!).
And all for the love of BRITISH CHEESE!
We’ve got no time for mass produced cheese, made for money over love – and, through our distinctive dining experiences, we want to show our customers the joys of the produce made right on our doorstep.
We’ll be running Level 1 & Level 2 courses, mainly consumer focused but trade are always welcome too!