Mellis Cheesemongers have now been trading for over 25 years.

Mellis imports cheese from local cheese makers from all around Scotland, UK and Europe.

Before opening his first shop, founder Iain Mellis had worked in the British cheese industry for almost 15 years.

Mellis cheese makes a point of getting to know each cheesemaker personally.

They support Scottish cheese makers to show their customers what great cheese Scotland can produce.

This is why we’ve taken a classic recipe but put a Scottish twist on it. Isle of Mull cheddar is made by Brendon Reade and his family on the beautiful Isle of Mull.

We’ve been long term friends from the beginning and thought their cheese would make a great addition to this classic recipe alongside some fantastic Scottish beer.

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Serves 2


80g Burro butter

1tbsp flour

1 tsp English mustard powder

½tsp cayenne papper

200ml Harviestoun Old Dubh 12 beer

Splash of Worcestershire sauce

450g Isle of Mull Cheddar, grated

1 loaf of sourdough


1 Melt the butter in a pan, stir in the flour, and let this cook together until it smells biscuity but is not browning.

2 Add the mustard powder and cayenne pepper and stir in the Ola Dubh 12.

3 Gently melt in the grated Isle of Mull Cheddar.

4 When it’s all of one consistency, remove from the heat, pour out into a shallow container and allow to set.

5 Cut the sourdough into slices 1cm thick. Toast.

6 Spread the cheese mixture on the toast and place under the grill until bubbling and golden brown.

7 Serve with Worcestershire sauce and a glass of red wine.