Camembert, brie, stilton, gouda... we round up Singapore's best cheese stores for all your picnics and parties.
There are few things in this world that pair as perfectly as wine and cheese. And since we can’t say no to a glass of vino now and then at our favourite wine bar, you can bet that we’re perennially on the hunt for some top-notch gruyere to go with our Sauvignon Blanc. Ahead, we sniff out the best cheese shops in Singapore for all you turophiles out there. Let’s get cheesy, y’all.
Best gourmet cheese shops in Singapore
1. Cheese Club
Extra fresh from Europe, with no product waste, and boasting an exceptional range with competitive prices: Cheese Club ticks all the boxes if you’re picky about your fromage fix. They have a very cool business model where their cheese and other gourmet food’s offer is only available for 10 days per month – check the countdown on their website! During this period, you’ll be able to choose your very own selection of delicacies. The team then consolidates all orders and imports them from Europe, and your orders are delivered to you in a carefully packed, stylish box. Easy peasy. This comes especially handy if it’s your turn to host a soiree – save the hassle and stress of prepping countless dishes and have your picks of gourmet foods and cheeses delivered to you at the click of a button.
For the ultimate feast, order premium seafood such as Jerome Miet oysters and French salmon by Fumage du Val de Lys, Dom Petroff caviars, foie gras from France Southwest, and naturally, a carousel of cheeses, including lovely truffle and artisan-made ones. The unbeatable prices will leave you in high spirits, no matter the season!
Last but not least, each monthly offer comes with a specific theme to bring you new flavours each time: Italy, Normandy, Spain, Provence…. Travel Europe through a cheese platter! Promo: enter ‘FIRSTCHEESE’ to enjoy $10 off your first order.
Cheese Club, upcoming dates for special orders: 28 November to 7 December 2022, order online!
2. Alimentari General Store
Trust an Italian grocer to have absolutely everything you need for the perfect bowl of pasta. Check out this one-stop shop in Joo Chiat for the best that Italian artisans have to offer. You can pick up a variety of homemade ready-to-eat pastas, but if you’re up for some cooking, get dry pasta like tagliatelle or fettuccine. For cheese, go for pecorino from Sardinia that’s perfect for making carbonara or cacio e pepe. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine from the dizzying selection.
Alimentari General Store, #01-02, 201 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427472
3. So France
This gourmet cheese shop has direct access to some of France’s most renowned producers so you can expect the highest quality French produce here. So France is also stocked with other good stuff like spirits, wines, pastries, and yes, cheese. Get some 24-month aged comte or gruyere to go with your charcuterie board. Or opt for the assorted cold cuts and French cheeses complete with gherkins and small toasts.
So France, #01-51/56, Duo Galleria, 7 Fraser Street, Singapore 189356; also available online
4. The Cheese Artisans
As a band of cheese lovers, The Cheese Artisans definitely know their stuff. Cheeses are sourced from European farms that continue to use traditional cheese-making methods. Beats mass-produced cheeses any day. Savour unique flavour combos with delice papaya or delice cranberry, which is a soft cheese crusted with dried fruit. Oh, and we gotta give a shoutout to the Alp Blossom. This hard cheese from the Bavarian Alps is aged for six months and covered with edible flowers. It’s almost too pretty to eat.
The Cheese Artisans, #21-06, Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877; also available online
5. The Cheese Trap
Tired of the usual brie, comte, and parmesan? The Cheese Trap boasts some of the most unique cheeses in Singapore. Shop by country of origin, type of milk, or style of cheese; from soft to hard. Try the Le Figou, a creamy goat’s milk cheese with fig marmalade filling. For the lactose intolerant or vegans out there, get vegan cheeses in brie, blue cheese, or comte styles. Same yummy taste without the dairy!
The Cheese Trap, #03-01, Oxley Tower, 138 Robinson Road, Singapore 068906; also available online
6. The Cheese Shop
With a name like that, did you really expect anything less than pure cheese heaven? Situated in a beautifully conserved shophouse in Joo Chiat, The Cheese Shop is a speciality store that offers an award-winning selection of artisanal goodies from the UK, France, Italy, Spain and Holland. Great for anyone dying to impress guests at your next dinner party with a stellar cheese plate. You can even get to snag yourself a bottle of wine and yummy dips to make it a feast.
The Cheese Shop, multiple locations including Joo Chiat and River Valley
If gourmet goods strike your fancy, this delivery service will spoil you silly. Touting luxurious ingredients like foie gras, oysters, truffles and, of course, its own selection of cheeses. Which is basically everything you’ll need to put together a cheese board for a party. Start with cold cuts like Iberico or parma ham, then get your sweet element with jams. Finally, sort through cheeses like manchego, organic feta, and smoked scarmorza.
Delicia, available online
8. The Cheese Ark
There’s nothing biblical here – unless, of course, you take your cheese very seriously. Either way, The Cheese Ark will satisfy aficionados and neophytes alike with its mind-boggling range of cheeses sourced from across Europe. With numerous types to choose from (Gorgonzola! Mimolette! Raclette!), shopping here can get confusing very quickly. Luckily, owner Ai Ming Syu is on hand to guide you. Alternatively, sign yourself up for a private cheese tasting to educate yourself on styles, ages, milks, and methods.
The Cheese Ark, #01-489, 49 Stirling Road, Singapore 141049
9. La Fromagerie
The brainchild of chef Julien Bompard from now-shuttered Le Saint Julien restaurant, La Fromagerie offers the finest French and European cheeses (air-flown overnight, no less). Like our personal favourite, the signature creamy truffle brie. Or if you’d rather leave it to the experts, the store also offers ready-made cheese platters – perfect for parties and get-togethers.
La Fromagerie, available online
10. Wine Connection Cheese Bar
Bringing the best of both worlds, Wine Connection Cheese Bar is every vino connoisseur’s and cheese lover’s dream come true. Think plenty of wine labels and over 40 matured farm cheeses air-flown from Europe weekly. Now that’s a match made in heaven. Plus, let’s not forget that this hotspot is one of the few places where you can enjoy melted raclette cheese dishes!
Wine Connection Cheese Bar, available online
11. Culina at Como Dempsey
The brand is no stranger to some of the finest produce from all over the globe. Fancy a unique dining experience? Then head here to create your own cheese plate. Within Culina’s bistro, you can pick out your own selection of cheese from the cheese counter. This includes charcuterie, oysters, and even caviar. The grate stuff will be served straight to your table. Neat!
Culina at Como Dempsey, 15 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249675
12. The Providore
Gourmet food, wine, artisanal spirits and seasonal ingredients aside, The Providore curates a great range of European cheeses. From cheddar to camembert, it’s served in nibble-friendly platters. Simply eat it up on top of bread or crackers. Pair it off with a glass of wine (or two) for the perfect after-work relaxation sesh. You can even get plant-based cheeses on the online store! Sort between walnut, cashew, or smoked oat cheese for a unique spin.
The Providore, multiple locations including Paya Lebar and Raffles City; also available online
13. Meat the Butcher
From German bratwursts to wagyu beef, shabu shabu to Iberico Jamon, this delicatessen certainly has all your meat needs covered. But if you fancy a little fromage to go with your Sunday roast (who doesn’t?), Meat the Butcher doesn’t disappoint. Blue stilton, edam, double gloucester… just take your pick.
Meat the Butcher, 615 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269716
14. Adriatic Pantry
If you want an authentic Mediterranean taste, we recommend this wholesaler-slash-caterer. The Adriatic Pantry offers many amazing Croatian ingredients. Whet your appetite with the aroma of Pag Island from its extra old Pag cheese aged for 18 months or sample the Istrian black summer truffle cheese.
The Adriatic Pantry, #24-10, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
Your charcuterie board is on its way to being complete! Now, go get the cheese at these shops in Singapore.