Looking to get your cheese fix in Hong Kong? We’ve rounded up the best stores and online shops in town, including plant-based offerings too!
Hello, is it Brie you’re looking for? You can never go wrong with a bountiful cheese platter 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 Roquefort, a mild Gouda or even a vegan alternative, these stores and delis have you covered. Here’s where to buy cheese in Hong Kong.
Sassy Tip: Looking for vegan cheeses? Scroll to the bottom for our pick of plant-based cheese shops.
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Where To Buy Cheese In Hong Kong
Fancy getting your hands on a new selection of premium cheese every single month at an affordable price? Of course you do! While artisan delicacies can come at a high price in Hong Kong, Cheese Club is offering a wide range of premium cheese and other gourmet products sourced from Europe at competitive prices (up to 50% cheaper than HK retail!). The product list changes every month, and includes exclusive suppliers that aren’t available anywhere else in the city. Ordering is simple – just look out for the new offering at the beginning of every month (orders are open for a week). Your goodies will be delivered around a week later, with maximum freshness guaranteed! Cheese on offer include the likes of aged Comté, truffle burrata, feta, Camembert and many more.
Sassy Perk: Get a free Saint Marcellin Cheese with your first order by adding the code SASSYCHEESE to the end of your order form.
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. Choose from three, five or seven cheeses (starting at $180), which are packaged up with crostini and quince paste. You can also add on baguettes and antipasto, along with a large selection of wines and Champagne.
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 of one its locations across the city, or take your pick from the online store. It stocks a range of hard and soft cheeses from a variety of countries.
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. Pre-packaged cheeses such as feta and halloumi are available, but if you’re looking for something special, head to the cheese counter for an array of offerings. Pro tip: if you’re shopping for a special occasion, ask about the three-tier cheese tower (yes, you read that right!).
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 too, complete with free same day (if ordered before 10am) or next day delivery (after 11am) upon a spending of $500.
Il Bel Paese is where to head for Italian cheese, including fresh mozzarella, ricotta, gouda and much more. With one of the largest selections of Italian produce in Hong Kong, head to one of its locations around town, or shop online to stock up for your next occasion.
As part of LQV Group, La Cremerie is all about bringing high-quality French products to Hong Kong. La Cremerie selects only top-quality ewe, cow and goat’s milk cheeses directly from exclusive French farms, and then continues to age them in-house. This guarantees that the cheese reaches its optimum ripeness, offering the best texture and balance of flavours. 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
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 island, 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
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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. For an occasion, Marks & Spencer is also a good bet for cheese-themed foodie gifts and hampers, which can be delivered within Hong Kong and internationally.
New kid on the block Meat The Sea occupies a premium position close to the Poho stretch of Hollywood Road. Head here 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.
With multiple locations across the Island, including its flagship in Wan Chai’s Fenwick Pier, Mercato by Giando 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! Along with its physical stores, you can shop online and get next day delivery for all orders placed before 5pm!
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.
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.
Oliver’s The Delicatessen, Shop 201-205, 2/F Landmark Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Road, Central, Hong Kong, www.oliversthedeli.com.hk
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. Online delivery isn’t available, but with a shop in Sheung Wan and a second in Sai Kung, you can pop in and sample to your heart’s content before settling on your favourite to take home.
The Dutch (Sai Kung), 19 Hoi Pong Street, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, 2792 6179
Where To Buy Vegan Cheese In Hong Kong
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 Cream Cheese, Mozzarella and Pepper Jack. The best part? Everything is made locally in small batches – #shoplocal, check!
Artisanal vegan cheese is the name of the game at La Taula. We love how there’s 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.
La Taula, www.la-taula.com
A haven for vegan goodies, One Vegan Shop has us covered in the plant-based cheese department too with its selection of products from Sheese. Here you’ll find everything from American-style cheese slices to spreads and even a faux Wensleydale with Cranberries. Shop online or at the Yuen Long outlet.
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on 3 December, 2019 by Annie Simpson and was most recently updated in January, 2021 by Jessica Ng.
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