I.J. Mellis open ‘hidden gem’ cheese lab events space

The popular cheese shop has opened an events space in its Glasgow shop.

Published 17th May 2022
Updated 8 th Aug 2023

Fans of fromage rejoice, as I.J. Mellis has recently opened The Cheese Lab in the back of their Glasgow store at 492 Great Western Road.

The Cheese Lab can accommodate up to eight people, where the team host bi-weekly tasting on Wednesdays once the shop has closed.

At these tastings, six cheeses are tried with the group discussing taste, smell and texture while background information on how each cheese is made and stories about the producers are shared.

The events are currently BYOB but the team hope to incorporate wine, whisky and beer in the future as pairing combinations.

Future events are set to get more interactive, such as mozzarella making and cheeseboard curating classes as well as meet the maker evenings.

Area manager for I.J. Mellis, Kari Paul said: “After the success of our weekly cheese tastings in Edinburgh, we are delighted to bring this popular event to Glasgow.

"Every second week, our knowledgeable Cheesemongers will host an evening of cheese tasting in the Cheese Lab, hidden through the back of our Great Western Road store.

“With an abundance of cheese to choose from, each week will be different and guests are encouraged to bring their own bottle to enjoy alongside their cheese. We can't wait to welcome new faces and familiar into this new space. “

Upcoming events: Tastings take place every second Wednesday - 11 May, 25 May, 8 June and 22 June from 6:30-8pm

Customers can purchase tickets via the website or walk in on the evening.

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