Neal's Yard Dairy

Shopping , Specialist food and drink Covent Garden
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Neal's Yard Dairy

A thoroughly British shop with a traditional French attitude to cheese retailing in that, like an affineur, Neal’s Yard buys from small farms and creameries in Britain and Ireland, and matures the cheeses in its own cellars until they're ready to sell in peak condition. It’s best to walk in and ask what’s good today – you’ll be given various tasters by the well-trained staff. Also on sale are oat cakes, English apples (in season) and top-drawer books on cheese and other food. Around Christmas-time, the queue for stilton and Montgomery’s cheddar often runs down the street, so it's just as well the company also has a sizeable shop just off Borough Market.

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Venue name: Neal's Yard Dairy
Address: 17 Shorts Gardens
Opening hours: Open 11am-7pm Mon-Thur; 10am-7pm Fri, Sat
Transport: Tube: Covent Garden
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Grace I

They know their stuff. Trust what they say and be adventurous in your cheese-buying adventures. Sample everything offered, and you'll never buy plastic-wrapped cheese in the supermarket again. 

Kirsty S

Don't be fooled into thinking the best cheese in at Borough Market.. it's just behind it! Neal's yard is my all time favorite go to place for cheese. It offers a fantastic variety with the best personal service. The staff love to offer samples and advise and I learn something new everything time. Pricing is good too. This isn't just  a shop, it is an experience to be enjoyed and loved and inspire you new flavours of cheese!

Joss B

Easily the finest purveyor of British cheeses in London, the staff are all well informed friendly and incredibly helpful at finding you those cheeses you want and never knew you wanted.


i can't leave london for christmas with out stopping in and stocking up!