Cheese, glorious cheese: This is, without a doubt, the place that host Lucas Peterson was most excited to visit during this season of Dining on a Dime: London. Casein, as some of you may know, is a protein found in milk and is a major component of cheese — which Kappacasein, a shop in London’s wonderful Borough Market, has in abundance. Cheesemaker Bill Oglethorpe is the man driving this operation, which serves up ooey, gooey portions of raclette — melted cheese over new potatoes — and fantastic grilled cheese sandwiches.
Watch as Peterson indulges his cheese love in a way he’s never been able to — with a mountain of rich cheese made from unpasteurized, full-fat milk over tender potatoes, and one of the best cheese sandwiches he’s ever had, made with leeks and garlic on soft sourdough bread. The Borough Market, just a stone’s throw from London Bridge, is the setting for this episode — the market has existed in some form or another for over 1,000 years.