Hello, is it Brie you’re looking for? Or perhaps Camembert, Gruyère or Feta? We’ve rounded up the best physical and online cheese shops in Hong Kong.
You can never go wrong with a bountiful cheese board to transform ordinary nights at home into something memorable. And though it may at first seem like this indulgent delight is hard to come by in Hong Kong, there are plenty of gourmet shops, delis and online stores which stock everything you need. Whether you’re partial to a creamy baked Camembert, a strong Gruyère, a mild Gouda or even a vegan Feta, these Hong Kong cheese shops and delis have you covered.
Sassy Tip: Looking for vegan cheeses? Scroll to the bottom for our pick of plant-based cheese shops.
Where To Buy Cheese In Hong Kong
Cheese Club – European artisanal cheese and gourmet food
Fancy getting your hands on a fresh selection of premium cheese at an affordable price? Of course, you do! Cheese Club is offering a wide assortment of artisanal cheese and other gourmet products sourced from Europe at unbeatable prices (up to 50% cheaper than HK retail!). Plus, with its monthly offer, you can enjoy a great value selection of delicacies renewed every month. Alternatively, you can purchase from its online shop and enjoy next-day delivery. You’ll also find a superb range of cold cuts and fruits to create the charcuterie board of your dreams, as well as high-quality French wines and bubbles!
Enter the code SASSYCHEESE23 to receive a gift worth $50-$80 upon making a purchase on the website. Offer valid until Sunday, 17 April, 2024.
Classified – DIY cheese boxes complete with quince and crostini
You may know Classified as your weekday happy hour or weekend brunch spot, but it’s also a great option for cheese. There are locations across the city, but if you’ve got an occasion coming up, head to the online store and create your own Cheese Box of seven kinds of cheese for $370 (plus delivery), which are packaged with crostini and quince paste. You can also add on baguettes, along with a large selection of wines and Champagne.
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city’super – A range of hard and soft cheeses for your cheese board
Known for offering a premium shopping experience, city’super has you covered when it comes to cheese. Offering everything you need to make the ultimate cheese board, head to the deli section at any of its locations across the city, or take your pick from the online store. The supermarket brand stocks a range of hard and soft cheeses from a variety of countries.
Feather & Bone – A carefully curated selection of artisan cheeses
Regarded as one of the best butchers in the city, Feather & Bone also delivers on the cheese front. With outlets across the city, it’s easy to find whatever you’re looking for. You can also shop online and receive next-day delivery if you order before 3pm. If you’re looking for something special, head to the cheese counter in-store for a fresh array of offerings.
Sassy Tip: If you’re shopping for a special occasion, ask about the three-tier cheese tower (yes, you read that right!).
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GREAT Food Hall – Over 200 of the world’s finest cheeses
Found in the basement of Pacific Place, GREAT Food Hall is a go-to for just about any premium grocery item you could dream of, including cheese. In fact, the luxury supermarket boasts a Cheese Room — a temperature-controlled space containing over 200 of the world’s finest cheeses. You can also shop online and enjoy free same-day (on orders before 10am) or next-day delivery (after 11am) upon spending $500.
Il Bel Paese – Fresh mozzarella, ricotta, gouda and more
Il Bel Paese is where to head for Italian cheese, including fresh mozzarella, ricotta, gouda and much more. Head to one of its six deli locations around town and select from one of the largest selections of Italian produce in Hong Kong.
La Cremerie – Top-quality ewe, cow and goat’s milk cheeses
As part of LQV Group, La Cremerie is all about bringing high-quality French products to Hong Kong. It selects only top-quality ewe, cow and goat’s milk cheeses directly from exclusive French farms, and then continues to age them in-house. While an online store is available, we recommend heading to its locations in either the Mid-Levels or Wan Chai where an expert Cheese Master can help you pick out your dream cheese line-up.
La Cremerie (Mid-Levels), 118 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
Lamma Gourmet – Quality cheese on the Lamma Island
If you think that you can’t get your hands on quality cheese on the outlying islands, think again! Lamma Gourmet is where to head for all of your cheese and deli needs. Stocking a large range at affordable prices, it’s worth a trip — whether you live on the Lamma, are getting supplies for a beach picnic or just passing through!
Lamma Gourmet, 71 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/lammagourmet
Marks & Spencer – Pre-packaged cheese selections, cheese-themed foodie gifts and hampers
A tried and true favourite for reasonably priced cheeses is good old M&S. Although the selection is a little limited compared to speciality shops, it will always have you covered for an impromptu cheese and wine night in. Look out for its pre-packaged cheese selections, which offer a good value option if you’re after a few different varieties.
Meat The Sea – A selection of more “interesting” cheeses for your cheese platter
Head to Meat The Sea for a wide range of premium European deli products including, you guessed it, cheese! From Black Pepper Goat’s Cheese to Gorgonzola, Truffle Brie and more, this is a great place to pick up some of the more “interesting” cheeses for your platter. Shop online here or in-store.
Mercato Gourmet – Cheese sourced and imported directly from small family farms and producers in Italy
With multiple locations across the Island, including its flagship in Wan Chai, Mercato Gourmet is so much more than your standard supermarket, with all items sourced and imported directly from small family farms and producers in Italy and beyond. The impressive cheese selection is not to be missed; think burrata, Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, fresh ricotta, pecorino and more!
Monsieur CHATTÉ – Affordable cheese board essentials
Sheung Wan favourite Monsieur CHATTÉ offers a range of fresh produce, including cheese! Shop online or head to its store and prepare to be delighted by the wide and varied selection, all at reasonable prices. Whilst you’re there, don’t forget to stock up on your other cheese board basics like fresh bread, crackers and chutney.
Oliver’s The Delicatessen – A selection of gourmet cheeses and deli goods
Hidden within Central’s Prince’s Building, Oliver’s is another posh grocery store that is sure to come in handy for cheese lovers. Offering a gourmet selection of deli goods, the prices can run a little high, but the fresh food counters loaded with international delights are hard to resist.
The Dutch – A selection of cheese from Holland, specialising in Gouda
Forget pungent blues and creamy soft cheeses, at The Dutch it’s all about bringing a taste of Holland to Hong Kong. Specialising in Gouda, an array of options and flavours are on offer. From strong-aged goudas to young and smoked varieties and even ones flavoured with the likes of truffle, chilli and pesto, there’s something for everyone here.
The Dutch (Sai Kung), 19 Hoi Pong Street, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2792 6179
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Where To Buy Vegan Cheese In Hong Kong
Garden Hill – Plant-based cheese locally made with tofu and cashew
Local plant-based cheese brand Garden Hill is here to change the game when it comes to vegan cheese in Hong Kong. Helmed by Chef Jan Yeung, who cut her teeth in some of the city’s highest-rated restaurants including Michelin-starred Caprice and VEA, Garden Hill uses tofu and cashew to create plant-friendly versions of your favourite Feta Cheese, Mozzarella and Pepper Jack. The best part? Everything is made locally in small batches — #shoplocal, check!
La Taula – Artisanal vegan cheese and sweets shop
Artisanal vegan cheese is the name of the game at La Taula. Available on the Food Folk Marketplace a variety of exciting flavours to choose from here, including Creamy Coriander Mint Chutney, Seaweed Truffle and Sriracha. In an effort to minimise packaging, La Taula’s offering comes packed in beautiful ceramic dishes that can be served directly to the table — these can later be returned or kept for your own future use.
Editor’s Note: “The Best Cheese Shops In Hong Kong: Where To Get Camembert, Brie & More” was most recently updated by Nicole Moraleda in April 2023. With thanks to Jess Ng and Annie Simpson for their contribution.
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