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By Andrea Lo | October 4th, 2019

Got cravings for cheese? Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not that difficult to buy fromage in Hong Kong — you just have to know where to look.


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This online shop was founded by two French entrepreneurs in 2018, who had had enough of paying too much for too little. How Cheese Club works is this: at the beginning of each month, they publish a new offer with a wide selection of premium European cheese, which their members can purchase online. The cheese will then get delivered straight to your door approximately one week after the offer closes. Choose from aged Comté, Epoisses, Camembert, Burrata, Feta, and so much more, at a 50% discount compared to physical retail shops. Say cheese? Yes please!

Visit www.cheeseclub.hk or send an email at cs@cheeseclub.hk


Monsieur Chatte

 

Monsieur Chatte. Photo: Monsieur Chatte FB
Monsieur Chatte. Photo: Monsieur Chatte FB

The OG of gourmet food shops in Hong Kong, Monsieur Chatte offers a huge selection of French produce. In just the cheese section alone, you’ll find 45 types, including usual suspects like brie, camembert, gruyere and comte of different ages, plus harder-to-find varieties like crottin frais and fougerus (made from raw goat’s and cow’s milk respectively). Shop online, get an office food delivery — or check out all-you-can-eat raclette dinners at the Sheung Wan shop.

121 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, 3105-8077.

 


The Dutch Cheese and More

The Dutch Cheese & More. Photo: FB
The Dutch Cheese & More. Photo: FB

The name says it all. For those into mild, palatable varieties from the Netherlands, the Dutch Cheese should be top of your list. There are five types of gouda alone, plus goat’s milk, truffle and pesto varieties. Don’t let the unassuming shopfront fool you — in the Central branch, the Dutch Cheese puts on a daily happy hour from 4pm to 8pm, where for $180 you get a 200g cheese platter and two glasses of wine.

Two branches: G/F, 232 Queen’s Road Central, 3543-0081 | 19 Hoi Pong Street, Sai Kung, 2792-1029.

 


Feather & Bone

Feather & Bone

Happy Valley mainstay and online store Feather & Bone specializes in cheeses as well as meats, plus fresh produce like fruits and vegetables. Choose from a selection that includes vintage cheddars, stilton and jalapeno cream cheese plus more exotic varieties like Lemnos Persian marinated feta.

Various branches, including Shop A and C, G/F, Winner Building, 11 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, 2836-3789.

 


Il Bel Paese

Il Bel Paese. Photo: FB
Il Bel Paese. Photo: FB

Italian deli Il Bel Paese serves up comfort foods like lasagna and pasta, and also offers the likes of feta, halloumi, ricotta, gouda and truffle cheese — plus many more. Shop on its online store or head to any of its seven locations around town.

Various branches, including 299 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, 2528-2200.

 


Oliver’s The Delicatessen

Oliver's the Delicatessen. Photo: FB
Oliver’s the Delicatessen. Photo: FB

For posh groceries, you can’t go wrong with Oliver’s The Delicatessen. Besides everyday produce you’ll find a very comprehensive gourmet selection here — cheeses like comte, brie, pecorino and more.

Shop 201-205, 2/F Landmark Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, 2877-1428.

 


Classified

Classified might be better known as a cafe, but it also has a “build your own cheese box” delivery service that lets you choose from 15 different types. From gorgonzola and comte to Appleby’s Cheshire and Lincolnshire poacher, it’s got you covered. Choose from three ($180), five ($270) or seven ($360) cheeses, which will be delivered to you for a fee depending on your location. There’s also the option to add baguette, sourdough, crackers and the like.

Various branches, including 31 Wing Fung Street, Wan Chai, 2528-3454.

 


Lamma Gourmet

Lamma Gourmet. Photo: FB
Lamma Gourmet. Photo: FB

This gourmet shop nestled in Yung Shue Wan on Lamma has cheeses galore for unbeatable prices. Gouda starts at just $22 for 100 grams, while grana padano is $32 for 100 grams. You’ll also find manchego, stilton, and double gloucester for similarly unbeatable prices. Worth a visit even for non-islanders.

G/F, 71 Main Street, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, 2982-0865.

 


La Cremerie Hong Kong

La Cremerie Hong Kong. Photo: FB
La Cremerie Hong Kong. Photo: FB

With some 70 varieties on offer, French artisanal cheese shop La Cremerie has a little bit of something for everyone. These aren’t just your standard mainstream cheeses, though — these are sourced from family-run farms in France, under the supervision of an in-house cheesemaster.

Various branches, including 4 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, 2614-0944. 

 


Great Food Hall

Great Food Hall. Photo: Wing1990hk / Wikimedia CC
Great Food Hall. Photo: Wing1990hk / Wikimedia CC

The Great Food Hall is a treasure trove of cheeses — parmesan, roquefort, Norwegian jarlsberg, Albagnac St. Andre, and Swiss caved-age gruyere — you name it. Prices start at around $40-60 for a 100-gram block. You can shop online, too: cheeses are separated according to soft, hard and semi-hard, while there’s also a whole category in blue cheese.

LG/F, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2918-9986.

 

[Updated Octoboer 2019]