The Glasgow restaurant chain Six by Nico is to launch a pop-up cheese shop in the city's west end ahead of a new venture on the same site.

The firm, which has restaurants world-wide, will open The Cheese Club at the site of the former Fopp record shop on Byres Road.

The company announced last week that is to open a new restaurant on the premises with a rooftop bar.

Ahead of this, the new pop-up will open at the end of March.

Award-winning cheesemonger Stephen Sweet will lead the pop-up store's day-to-day operations as well as curating The Cheese Club shops products and online distribution services with HOME-X. 

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He said: "The goal of The Cheese Club shop is to provide customers with great tasting cheese while also showcasing the incredible work, pride, and effort that goes into making these beautiful artisan and farmhouse cheeses".

The west end already boasts one of the city's best known cheesemongers, Mellis on Great Western Road.

Six by Nico was launched by Glasgow chef Nico Simeone, 31, who is of Italian descent.

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He launched his debut restaurant '111 by Nico' in his home city in 2015 before opening Six by Nico in Finnieston, Glasgow in 2017 and subsequently opened his second site in Edinburgh in 2018.

In 2019, he expanded outside Scotland opening restaurants in Belfast, Manchester Liverpool and most recently opened Six by Nico London in July 2020

His career has included working at Michelin starred 'Number One' at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh.