What's described as the "world's first conveyor belt cheese restaurant" – a claim that seems unlikely to be contested – it offers no fewer than 25 varieties sourced from around the UK.
Londoners and travelers, get ready for a real treat as what is touted to be the 'world's first conveyor belt' cheese restaurant has opened up in Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden. 'Conveyor belt restaurant' you ask? Well, what that means is the restaurant has a 40-meter conveyor belt that keeps sending delicious food towards your table... in this case, cheese.
The restaurant, located in the heart of London’s West End is called Pick & Cheese, and claims to be "The world’s first cheese conveyor belt restaurant". They have over 25 different cheeses, all sourced from around the UK on the menu. The cheese is served with individual condiments and add-ons, and of course, small producer wines. Among the various delicacies of fine cheeses offered are Red Leicester, Yorkshire Pecorino, Cornish Gouda and more. They're all served with a specially chosen condiment which suits the particular cheese best.
Dear cheese conveyor belt, I love you. 🧀 😍 pic.twitter.com/76PVPFI9o2— Lonely Planet (@lonelyplanet) September 12, 2019
So if you do happen to visit this restaurant, you can pick whatever takes your fancy as the seemingly endless flow of cheeses comes right to your tables. The plates at the restaurant are color-coded by price and follow a pre-selected "cheese-flight" depending on your selection. Aside from their signature cheeses, you can also order "off-belt dishes" such as pan-fried angloumi and grilled sandwiches directly to your chair.
All my life I’ve dreamt of the fabled “Cheese Conveyor Belt,” but never dared believe it could be real.— Andy Collins (@AndyNY2) September 12, 2019
The restaurant, which is the brainchild of the team at the Cheese Bar, a restaurant in London's Camden Market, also holds a specially curated wine list from natural wine retailers Les Caves de Pyrene that diners can pair with the cheeses. According to the restaurant, they are dedicated to celebrating the best of British cheese. They claim to be the only fully cheese-focused restaurant in the entire capital, with their flagship restaurant being located in the center of Camden Market.
Lord, cheese is my crack cocaine. I literally will eat almost any cheese, with exception of Swiss (no flavor) or Limburger (too stinky). I see I’m not the only one. Please God, let this restaurant expand across the pond to America...🙏🏼— Kim Howard (@thecauseendures) September 10, 2019
"At Pick & Cheese we want to show that cheese and wine bars don't have to be boring and can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you're dropping in for a quick plate of British cheese and a glass of something unusual, or settling in for a cheese flight and a bottle of natural wine," says Mathew Carver, founder of The Cheese Bar. "We're looking forward to switching on the belt and loading her up with our pick of the country's most exciting small producer cheeses."
I am so hungry 😋— Natalia BE Green 🇺🇸🇵🇱 (@NataliaBEgreen) September 9, 2019
right now for a good cheese 🧀 and wine 🍷
I am starving.
British Cheese is one of the most important exports of the countries in the UK. The British Cheese Board states that "there are over 700 named British kinds of cheese produced in the UK, with one to suit every occasion". According to earlier research, Cheddar is the UK's favorite cheese. The classic cheese fought off other top picks including Red Leicester, brie and mozzarella to be crowned the UK's favorite with 68 percent of votes. Cheddar is named after the Cheddar Gorge caves in Somerset where the cheese used to be stored to ripen.
Anyone remember Linton's in Philly? Conveyor belt ,mac&cheese, cheese fries, grilled cheese, cheeseburgers...— MonaLemanski (@LemanskiMona) September 9, 2019