The air is cold so your cheese has to be hot – preferably melted and drizzled all over a hunk of crusty sourdough. Warm up from the inside with one of London’s most brie-liant Alpine fondues.
Follow your nose to the Cheese Melt-Shack at Woody Bear’s fairground-themed rooftop, where there will be raclette wheels, croque monsieurs and Mont d’Or cheese baked in its box with a drop of white wine.
From £6, 535 Oxford Street, W1
This restaurant has collaborated with legendary cheesemonger La Fromagerie to offer a classic Swiss cheese fondue on its heated winter terrace.
£12, 16-22 Great Russell Street, WC1
For an après-skate snack, share a giant melted cheese pot with up to five of your friends at Skylight’s rooftop ice rink.
From £14.95, Pennington Street Car Park, E1
For every type of cheese you need a good chutney. Thankfully Hawkshead Relish have pieced together their best cheese accompaniments – complete with their Hawkshead Relish which they claim no cheese on toast should ever be without.\r \r£35.50, Hawkshead Relish, <a\rhref="http://www.hawksheadrelish.com/shop/products/cheese-lovers-hamper"\rtarget="_blank"> Buy it now\r You’ve got your cheese – but how do you serve it? Oliver Bonas have come up with a stylish marble and acacia wood cheese board complete with three metallic copper knives. Now you have no excuse to not hold a cheese and wine night.\r \r£75, Oliver Bonas, <a\rhref="https://www.oliverbonas.com/gift/marble-cheese-board-with-set-of-three-knives-38655?utm_medium=affiliate&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_source=Rakuten&utm_source=Rakuten&utm_campaign=lbHlpxiEbDY&utm_campaign=TnL5HPStwNw&ranMID=35352&ranMID=35352&ranEAID=lbHlpxiEbDY&ranEAID=TnL5HPStwNw&ranSiteID=lbHlpxiEbDY-nxwzfBpXe0FCIWeTPPypYQlbHlpxiEbDY-nxwzfBpXe0FCIWeTPPypYQ&ranSiteID=TnL5HPStwNw-sr9xmLiWNZ8bWnAAPPYc.wTnL5HPStwNw-sr9xmLiWNZ8bWnAAPPYc.w&Rakuten=lbHlpxiEbDY&Rakuten=TnL5HPStwNw"\rtarget="_blank"> Buy it now\r Is there any better combination than a bottle of champers and a cheese and crackers selection? No – that’s why La Fromagerie’s Christmas offering is the perfect gift for the festive season.\r \r£70, La Fromagerie, <a\rhref="https://www.lafromagerie.co.uk/gift-boxes/champagne-cheese-box"\rtarget="_blank">Buy it now\r As one of the oldest cheesemongers in England it comes as no surprise that Paxton and Whitfield have created a beast of a cheese hamper. The Winter Cheese Collection features classic cheddar and stilton as well as Mont d'Or – perfect for baking on a cold winter’s night – a selection of crackers and two types of chutney. What more could you want?\r \r£48, Paxton and Whitfield, <a\rhref="http://www.paxtonandwhitfield.co.uk/shop/cheese-hampers/31-50/winter-cheese-collection.html"\rtarget="_blank">Buy it now\r Craved have smelt and tasted their way through platters of cheese to create this “pretty amazing selection of British cheese”. This perfect gift for a cheese loving friend contains three different types of the smelly stuff, caraway and black pepper sourdough crisps and a pear, date and ale chutney. Think this won’t be enough to satiate your giftee’s cravings? Opt for the large box for an extra cow’s cheese, jam and oatcakes.\r \rFrom £35, Craved London, <a\rhref="https://cravedlondon.com/collections/foodie-gifts/products/the-cheese-knees"\rtarget="_blank"> Buy it now\r Marks and Spencer know that Christmas wouldn't be the same without a cheese platter - so they've put together the perfect package to enjoy over the festive period. A trio of cheeses - cheddar, brie and blue - are paired with chestnut chutney, an assortment of crackers and a mini bar of drinks: sherry, wine and port. They've even thrown in a slate cheeseboard. All you need is some guests.\r \r£100, Marks and Spencer, <a\rhref="http://www.marksandspencer.com/perfectly-paired-cheese-and-alcohol-hamper/p/p60076019?prevPage=plp&pdpredirect&source=affwindow&extid=af_a_Content_222025_http://www.standard.co.uk/&comgp=222025&awc=1402_1481907983_dc8a9e6a2bca580405dace4b7b6b0feb"\rtarget="_blank">Buy it now\r
The cheese fondue is back by popular demand. Enjoy snuggled under a fur rug in Bluebird's winter courtyard.
£25, 350 King’s Road, SW3
Here there is a Swiss cheese fondue with potatoes and homemade bread. There’s also a vegan option.
£19, 12-14 Heddon Street, W1