Brie, mozzarella, camembert, gouda – we have yet to meet a cheese we didn’t love. Here’s where you can stock up on your favourites.
Ah, cheese. You can find it in the tastiest Indian restaurants, and covering our favourite delights at Mexican spots too. This savoury, sometimes sweet, dairy delight is rich, creamy, always pairs perfectly with your wine delivery, and can be eaten at any time of day. What’s not to love? We took it upon ourselves to go in quest of the best cheese shops in the city while taste testing along the way. From specialty cheese shops to fine grocery stores, here’s where to buy cheese in Hong Kong.
Wondering where to buy cheese in Hong Kong? Here’s our list
Upper Modern Bistro
Fair warning: we’re starting this list with one of the best. Under the wing of Chef Philippe Orrico, Michelin-starred Upper Modern Bistro serves fantastic French cuisine with a contemporary Asian twist. There’s plenty to love about this chic dining spot, but in this list it’s their unbelievable cheese board that steals the spotlight. The Upper Cheese Serving features more than generous portions of the finest camembert, brie, blue and goats cheese you’ll ever have had – keep that in mind when you’re ordering the rest of your meal as this is one course you do not want to skip. Plus, they often hold markets on the weekend where you can buy cheese to takeaway, so if you’re wondering where to buy cheese in Hong Kong, put them on your list.
Upper Modern Bistro, 6-14 Elegance Court, Upper Station St, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2517 0977, 上環差館上街6-14號地舖
If you’ll settle for nothing less than French artisanal cheese, then bookmark La Cremerie immediately. The specialty cheese shop stocks only the finest cheeses imported straight from the top producers in France, and even has its own maturation room where the wheels are stored until they are just right. La Cremerie’s impressive offering includes raw goat milk from Loire Valley, l’emmental from Savoie, camembert from Normandie, munster from Alsace, and brie from Ile de France. Next to mounds of cheese, find also stunning selection of butter, cream and freshly baked country bread to go along with your haul.
Check out full review of La Cremerie here
La Cremerie, 4 Swatow St, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2614 0944, 灣仔汕頭街4號
Step inside The Dutch Cheese and More, and at once you’ll be greeted by large wheels of gouda stacked from floor to ceiling. This cheese shop is a little slice of Amsterdam tucked away in Central Hong Kong. Their Gouda is in fact, flown in from Holland every couple of weeks, so you know it’s authentic. Patrons can choose to sit and order one of The Dutch’s fantastic cheese platters (paired with wine of course), or if you’re ordering for a dinner party you’re throwing at home, the passionate cheese masters will happily put together a custom takeaway platter of your cheesy dreams.
The Dutch, 232 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, p. 3543 0081, 中環皇后大道中232號
Great Food Hall
Great Food Hall is one of the best stocked supermarkets in Hong Kong, so it’s no surprise that this grocery store will have a serious selection of cheese from around the world. Burratina, parmigiano reggiano, cheddar, Roquefort – you name it, they’ve got it. A plus point? If you can’t make time to pop into the nearest Great Food Hall, worry not, as you can buy groceries online as well. Just pop over to their site and they’ll deliver straight to your door.
Great Food Hall, B/F, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, p. 2918 9986, 金鐘金鐘道88號太古廣場2座地下
Classified is a casual neighbourhood café that’s serious about their cheese – just check out their walk-in temperature controlled cheese room to see what they are all about. While you’re there, try an order of their cool cheese platter, or if you’re feeling extra indulgent, their ooey gooey cheese fondue. Classified even has a Build Your Own Cheese Box delivery service. Handpick from a selection of gourmet cheese including Asiago, Gorgonzola, Brie de Meaux and Mimolet Young, and the café will send a box right over – with crackers and quince paste, of course! Takeaway available too.
Classified, 108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2525 3454, 上環荷李活道108號
Family-run French gourmet shop Monsieur Chatte is an artisan food-lovers haven. The shop serves a delicious selection of the finest imported French groceries like pates, charcuterie and of course wine and cheese. That’s not all – Monsieur Chatte’s freshly grilled melted raclette is one of the most talked about in the city. Cheese-lovers NEED to sign up for one of their all you can eat raclette dinners (yes, it’s a thing) that happens every last Thursday of the month.
Monsieur Chatte, 121 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 3105 8077, 上環文咸東街121號
Feather and Bone
Feather and Bone is a boutique butcher and deli that serves a fine selection of artisan cheese sourced from all around the world. Celebrating a special occasion but not a big fan of dessert? Well you’re in for a treat – Feather and Bone does a mean Cheese Tower — a delicious stacked cheese-wheel cake perfect for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or just because. If you’re looking for where to buy cheese in Hong Kong, Feather & Bone has one of the best selections in town.
Feather and Bone, Shop 1, G/F, Bohemian House, 321 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, p. 3705 0280, 西環西營盤德輔道西321號瑧璈地下1號舖
If you’re wondering where to buy cheese on Lamma, the folks behind Lamma Gourmet are really passionate about their cheese. The fine food and wines shop may be a trek away on Lamma Island, but the specialty shop brings in some of the best variety of cheese at competitive price tags. Here’s where you can get great mascarpone, ricotta, parmigiana and more at reasonable prices, all along with a freshly baked baguette, a great bottle of red, and tons of other goodies to take home.
Lamma Gourmet, 71 G/F Main Street, Yung Shue Wan, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, p. 2982 0865, 榕樹灣大街71號地下