Wondering where to buy cheese in Hong Kong? We’ve rounded up the best stores and online shops.
Hello, is it brie you’re looking for? We’re often on the hunt for quality cheeses to make special occasions and nights in that bit more memorable. And though it may first seem that the 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 Hong Kong cheese stores and delis have you covered.
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Want to get your hands on a new selection of premium cheese every single month at an affordable price? Of course you do! While artisan cheese can come at a high price in Hong Kong, Cheese Club is offering a wide range of premium cheese at competitive prices (at up to 50% cheaper than HK retail price!). Every month a selection of fresh cheese can be ordered for delivery straight to your door. Ordering is simple, with one week a month open for orders, and all cheese being delivered 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: Stocking up for the festive season? Check out Cheese Club’s amazing 2019 Christmas offer, featuring not only cheese, but many other delicacies that you need for an exquisite Celebrations dinner, including everything from seafood, cold cuts, foie gras, fresh fruits and an extensive selection of wine! What’s more, all first time customers can get one free Saint Marcellin cheese with their order! Simply mention Sassy at the end of the order form.
Are you looking for a cheese shop that offers the quality, range and prices that you would only expect to find in France? Then look no further than La Cremerie. As part of LQV Group, this shop 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 continues to age them in house. This guarantees that the cheese reaches its optimum ripeness, offering the best texture and balance of flavours. For a vast selection of hard, blue and soft French cheese head to its locations in either the Mid-Levels or Wan Chai. And if you’re not sure what to opt for, the Cheese Masters can help guide you in store, or you can choose to shop online, and get your order delivered to your door in 48 hours!
Sassy Perk: Sassy readers can enjoy 20% off all cheese orders placed online! Simply use the code SHKNOV20 to redeem. Valid until 25 November, 2020.
La Cremerie, 118 Caine Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong
La Cremerie, 4 Swatow Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.lqv-group.com
If you’re after an array of fresh, premium and seasonal Italian produce, look no further than Mercato by Giando. Found in Wan Chai’s Fenwick Pier, the store 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. Stocking everything from freshly baked bread, fruits and vegetables, fish, meat, seafood and a variety of homemade sauces, cold-cuts and salami. The impressive cheese selection is also not to be missed; with burrata, Parmigiano Reggiano, Grana Padano, fresh ricotta, pecorino and much more on offer, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Along with its physical store, the online shop Mercato Gourmet has also recently launched and offers same day delivery for Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and New Territories for all orders placed before 10am!
Sassy Perk: Sassy readers can enjoy 9% off in store purchases above $500! Valid until 15 January, 2020.
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 cheeses and even varieties flavoured with the likes of truffle, chilli and pesto, there’s a little something for everyone at The Dutch. Online delivery isn’t available, but with a shop in Sheung Wan and a second in Sai Kung, you can pop in and try to your heart’s content before settling on your favourite to take home.
The Dutch – Cheese and More, 232 Queen’s Road Central, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
The Dutch – Cheese and More, 19 Hoi Pong Street, Sai Kung, New Territories, Hong Kong, www.thedutch.hk
Regarded as one of the best butchers in the city, Feather & Bone is also a great option when it comes to cheese. 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 ordered 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. Plus, Feather & Bone also offer a three-tier cheese tower – perfect for weddings and birthday celebrations!
Another French favourite in the city, Monseur CHATTÉ offers a range of fresh produce, including cheese! Shop online or head to its Sheung Wan store and prepare to be delighted by the wide and varied selection. Choose from comté, époisses, gruyere, brie and much more – and if you’re planning an event, CHATTÉ’s catering options will have you covered with the likes of Farmhouse cheese sharing platters and more.
Monsieur CHATTÉ, 121 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.monsieurchatte.com
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 are just passing through!
Lamma Gourmet, 71 Yung Shue Wan Main Street, Lamma Island, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/lammagourmet
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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 Champagnes. Over the Christmas period, Classified also offers a range of Cheese Hampers, which are perfect for gifts and parties alike.
Italian deli, Il Bel Paese is where to head for everything from fresh mozzarella, to 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.
Il Bel Paese, multiple locations across Hong Kong, www.ilbelpaese.com.hk
An old faithful for getting those products from home that you just can’t live without, M&S offers a range of reasonably-priced cheeses. 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. When the holiday season hits, Marks & Spencer is also a good bet when it comes to foodie gifts and hampers, which can be delivered within Hong Kong and internationally.
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.
Much like City’super, Great Food Hall offers a premiere selection of groceries. Found in the lower ground floor of Admiralty’s Pacific Place, expect to find a large variety of cheeses here. If you’re shopping online, Great even offers free same day delivery (if ordered before 10am) or next day (after 11am).
Great Food Hall, LG1, Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, www.greatfoodhall.com
Found in 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 that are 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
Love cheese but avoiding dairy, or recently made the choice to go vegan? Have no fear as Food Craft’s online store offers up a range of plant-based alternatives. Stocking Lauds Vegan Cheese, you can choose from aged cashew, original oat melt, almond Greek feta and more. The shop also offers a range of other products that accommodate dietary restrictions. Plus, all orders over $600 will receive free home delivery.
Food Craft, www.foodcraft.hk
Featured image courtesy of Melissa Walker Horn via Unsplash, image 1 courtesy Cheese Club, image 2 courtesy of La Cremerie, image 3 courtesy of Feather & Bone via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of Lamma Gourmet via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Il Bel Paese via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of City’super via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of Oliver’s via Facebook.