Where to find good (ie NOT Philadelphia) Cream Cheese in (North) London?
Having just got back from a trip to NY where I gorged on Russ & Daughters cream cheese, I can't go back to Philadelphia just now. I've been using it to make a British sandwich - cream cheese, walnut, & date, which I first had at a teashop in the village of Down. I live in Clerkenwell, so if anyone knows of a place in North London that would have it (do I have to go to Golders Green?!) please let me know. I haven't tried asking at the deli counter in Waitrose. Would cheese shops have soft cheese/cream cheese fresh? Thanks very much.
It's not the same thing, obviously, but I really like sandwiches made with the fresh goat's curd at Neal's Yard and La Fromagerie. The former at least is easy for you to get to if you'd like to try it.
You could probably get some 'proper' cream cheese at the Brick Lane Beigel Bake. Otherwise, yes, the jewish delis in Golders Green are a good bet, but as a halfway house, waitrose do an organic cream cheese that comes in a round tub that is way better than philadelphia (although not as good as the real deal)