Saturday, 19 October 2013

Pfunds Molkerei - The Most Beautiful Dairy in the World!

Die Schwiegermutter and die Schwägerin (Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law) were visiting so we took them on a day-trip to Dresden.

The first thing we did when we got off at the Hauptbahnhof was hop on a tram and travel out to the Dresdner Molkerei Gebrüder Pfund on the other side of the Elbe. Founded in 1880, it describes itself as 'der schönste Milchladen der Welt' or 'the most beautiful dairy shop in the World'. And they are not exaggerating. It might be small, and packed out with tourists, but it really is something special.

Most impressive of all are the many hand-painted tiles decorating the walls and ceiling:

The smell inside is gorgeous - as long as you like cheese! Luckily I do and my taste-buds tingled sympathetically as we looked over the great selection of cheeses purveyable at the small, old-fashioned sales counter. British cheese was represented by some nice ripe Stilton and, strangely enough, by some Sage Derby. Strangely, because my Mother- and Sister-in-Law live near Derby. They didn't really need to come all the way to Dresden just to buy something they can get in the local Tescos.

The Stilton was tempting, but was so deliciously pungent that it would have got us thrown off the train back to Berlin. So instead we had some totally 'lecker' ice-cream.

Recommended a visit, but it is a staple of the tourist coaches and so can get a bit crowded:

The best little cheese-shop I have ever been to, and not a bazouki player to be heard!

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