A new pop-up deli has come to Great Northern with craft cheeses, charcuterie and more

There's bread from Holy Grain, cheese from The Crafty Cheese Man, and baked goods from former Edinburgh Castle chef Julian Pizer

Three of Manchester’s most loved food experts have come together during the second national lockdown to launch a brand-new pop-up style deli at Holy Grain, Great Northern.

Called 3Hands,the new pop-up can be found at Holy Grain on Deansgate Mews.

The collaboration sees Holy Grain providing its outstanding breads, Jonathan Pearcey AKA The Crafty Cheese Man bringing high end, delicious craft cheeses and Julian Pizer, former executive chef at Edinburgh Castle and Cottonopolis, making his own baked goods, pickles, and ferments.

All three crafts will be combined, they say, in order to make sandwiches unlike anywhere else in the city and matched with local craft beers and natural wines.

The trio have selected a range of cheeses, charcuterie, olives and crackers which you’ll be able to get your hands on from Wednesday through to Saturday from 10am – 4:30pm.

Speciality cheeses will feature the likes of St. Helena, a washed rind semi-firm cheese created by Blake Bowden in collaboration with renowned cheese maker Julie Cheyney of St. Jude Cheese, as well as other British produce.

As well as a variety of sourdough and other artisan breads, additional savoury treats will include freshly baked aged Cheddar cheese scones, and cheese scrolls with leek, green olives and Rollright (a soft, oozing, washed rind cow’s milk cheese) or with spiced nduja sausage, Rollright and spring onion.


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Sandwiches will include the likes of creamy goats cheese and pickled cucumber on rye bread, or pastrami with cheese and pickles on sourdough.

“We’re thrilled to see how Holy Grain is adapting its space on the Mews during the second lockdown to create a delicious deli,” said Great Northern’s Mark Schofield.

“We work hard to support our independent businesses at Great Northern, and to see them innovating and changing during the toughest of times is such a positive!”

3Hands can be located at Holy Grain on Deansgate Mews. The bakery will be open and offering takeaway Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4:30pm.


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