Good Taste Food and Drink – Crystal Palace

I love cheese!

This weekend I decided it was time to pop into Crystal Palace and treat myself to a selection of cheeses for my Sunday dinner. I have been avoiding cheese like the plague, after I quite possibly consumed more than my weights worth over Christmas. We stuffed ourselves and our guests full of delicious cheeses over a few months and then there was no other option, but to take a bit of a break for fear of me rolling down the road like a gigantic cheese ball.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve nibbled on a bit of cheddar and supermarket bought goats cheese here and there, but it has been quite some time since I invested in some real quality cheeses. All that changed this weekend and I’m back in the cheese game!

Good Taste Food in Crystal Palace offers a whole array of incredible cheeses and charcuterie, as well as beers from microbreweries around the country and wines… Oh so delectable wines! As a cheese novice, I find owner Manish Utton-Mishra and his staff to be excellent at guiding me to make the right choices. They even slip in little notes with your order, which includes the name of the cheese and a brief description about the flavour. I often ask them which of their fantastic range of crackers pair up with the cheeses and always come away with the perfect match.

In the past, I have also purchased rabbit from their store for a delicious bunny rabbit stew, which went down a treat. I had been looking for rabbit for some time to no avail, so this was a most excellent discovery.

Good Taste Food are soon to offer customers the opportunity to sit and relax in their backyard with beer, wine and cheese/charcuterie platters –  Something I will quite happily partake in.  If you get a chance, pop in and see what it’s all about. Crystal Palace is certainly worth the  trip, even if you are not from the area. On a sunny day, you have the park (complete with dinosaurs) and failing that, it is full of top quality restaurants, some excellent pubs as well as vintage furniture stores and many other delights.

It’s all about cheese moderation for me and I most definitely won’t be waiting this long again!

Do you love cheese? Is there a local store that you can’t live without?


Good Taste Food and Drink is located at:
28 Westow Hill, Crystal Palace, London SE19 1RX

Follow them on Twitter HERE

Head to their website HERE

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8 Responses

  1. auscanucksarah June 27, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    LOVE cheese!! I could literally only eat cheese and be quite happy! (Actually I’d need to add chocolate to that then I’d truly be happy) Was in Paris in Feb and we went nuts on the cheese, despite a newly discovered mild cow’s milk allergy (sad face). Will check out more posts on the weekend.

    • seebyzoe June 29, 2012 / 10:43 am

      Oh no! Alex tries not to eat/drink too much cows milk. He finds goats milk a good alternative.

      • auscanucksarah June 29, 2012 / 11:11 am

        Great to know thanks! I’ve discovered chocolate hazelnut milk at my health food store-so dangerous!

  2. steph June 27, 2012 / 3:41 pm

    Good Taste looks great! I recently gave up almost all dairy products and one of the things I still crave like crazy is cheese! Resisting it is resisting daily temptation as we’re right around the corner from a fantastic cheese shop, the Calf and Kid. Oh, how I miss mimolette, bacon-wrapped brie, ladysmith, and apricot chevre!

    • seebyzoe June 29, 2012 / 10:44 am

      *runs to check out bacon-wrapped brie*!!!

  3. Natalie Bea June 28, 2012 / 3:27 pm

    I like cheese, but I’m not very adventurous. My fiance, also called Alex : ), got me into Brie a few years ago. Sad I know. That will have to change…..must try more varieties of cheese…

    I’ve been following you on twitter for a while and only stumbled across your blog after you tweeted about not wanting to go to the dentist….I’m not quite sure why I’ve never discovered your blog before. Hmmm… Maybe it’s because I finally had some time to lurk around for blogs to add to my reader list.

    I swiftly added yours…..great blog btw, looking forward to catching up with your posts.

    • seebyzoe June 29, 2012 / 10:45 am

      Yes, you must try more cheese! Thanks for the kind words. I’ll check your blog out too :)

  4. Chocoralie July 3, 2012 / 11:11 pm

    Love cheese – being a Froggie! There is a Cornish cheese wrapped in nettle leaves that is ever so surprising, slightly peppery… A delight!

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