Whether it’s camembert, halloumi, mozzarella, stilton or manchego that sets your heart a-flutter, there are some great spots for cheese lovers in Birmingham. From toasties to mouthwatering cheeseboards, the options below will be guaranteed to put you in a cheese coma – even if you’re a vegan. You’re welcome!
We’ve got one word for you: toasties. Kilder Bar is just up the road from BCU in Digbeth, and their grilled cheese sandwiches are legendary. Oozy cheese blends with a variety of other fillings, washed down with a fancy craft beer? Don’t mind if we do.
What do we love more than cheese? Puns. So when we saw The Wolf was running ‘Tuesday Cheeseday’ every week, we could have cried with joy. You can get a medium cheeseboard and a bottle of wine for £20 every Tuesday. Not too shabby! They also have a great selection of craft beers, plus BOARD GAMES. Rejoice.
Nestled on New Street in an unassuming spot next to Nando’s, Medicine Bakery is the perfect spot for brunch, especially as they offer a halloumi breakfast sandwich. Fancy comparing their toasties to Kilder Bar’s? They do a classic croque monsieur as well as some more out there options for the cheesy daredevils amongst you. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up a homemade cruffin on your way out (a croissant in muffin form – trust us. Magical.).
Cheeseboards more your thing? At Arch13, found between the city centre and the Jewellery Quarter, you can build your own custom cheeseboard, adding fancy charcuterie if that’s your bag. You get delicious Peel and Stone bread, plus chutney and crackers. And if that’s not enough for you, they ALSO do toasties – including a vegan one! They should really rename Birmingham to ‘Toastie Town’ at this rate.
If you fancy stocking up on your own personal cheese for your fridge, Anderson and Hill is the place to go for something out of the ordinary that can’t be found in your average supermarket. You can taste, test, and spend your life savings on the best cheese in Brum. They also stock amazing meats and antipasti items, as well as fancy Italian olive oil, pasta sauces, dried mushrooms, and various other bougie cupboard staples.
What’s pizza without cheese? That’s a rhetorical question, because we don’t want to know the answer. Rudy’s has a swathe of cheese options as part of their starter platters – think burrata, mozzarella, fior di latte…and then come the pizzas! There are loads of options for your pizza toppings, with specials changing every week, and some great vegan options too. Why not try smoked mozzarella, or swap out the bog standard moz with the game-changing buffalo version. Drool.
If paneer’s more your cheesy go-to, The Mailbox’s Indico Street Kitchen has a delectable chilli paneer starter or paneer curry. And if fancy something a bit different, you could go for a paneer tikka paratha roll. Excuse us while we attend to our dribbling.
Not had enough cheese with your toasties, cheeseboards and pizzas? How about some cheesecake for pud? Usually one to catch at Digbeth Dining Club, Urban Cheesecake have taken this simple dessert staple to the next level. Fruity, chocolatey, seasonal, fancy sauces…they’ve thought of everything. Just remember: no sharing.