Sydney’s best cheese shops
Looking for Sydney’s best cheese shop? We’ve put together a list of our favourite spots in the city.
Whether you’re looking to pick up a few kinds of cheese for a date-night charcuterie board at home, or hoping for a cheese-filled dining experience, Sydney’s cheese vendors do not disappoint. You’ll find local and international varieties, your tried and true favourite, and maybe even something new and exciting.
Become a cheese expert and find the best cheese shops in Sydney here:
Well known by Surry Hills locals, Ocello delivers the largest selection of artisan cheese in the area. They have been in business for 12 years and carry everything from Italian to French to Australian cheese. You will have no trouble finding a new favourite cheese here!
Not just a cheese shop they also host cheese and wine nights. With a different theme every night. They sell out so quickly that we had to wait for a new date to be released before we could publish this article! You can book here, you’re welcome!
For a more personalised approach, they host Exclusive Cheese Experiences. These events take you to a special private cheese room where you can sample products, learn about new varieties and ask questions.
Bonus points: After stocking up on cheese, head a few doors down to Lavie & Belle, an authentic French bakery, for a fresh baguette.
Check them out on Instagram at @fromaggiocell
16/425 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Penny Cheese Shop
Penny’s Cheese Shop opened in August 2018 in Potts Point and quickly became famous among Sydney’s cheese lovers. Penny Lawson, the owner and cheesemonger has been working in cheese for over 16 years. Her extensive knowledge of her product is evident when she speaks with customers, and you can see the passion she puts into her shop.
Penny selects cheeses from as close by as Marrickville and as far away as Ireland. When choosing what cheeses to carry, Penny likes to focus on smaller producers. She favours those who make their cheese on a farm by hand and offer seasonal varieties. In the summer you will likely find fresh mozzarella, while in the winter Penny likes to source alpine cheeses perfect for melting. If you haven’t tried the cheese toastie, you’re missing out. Get there early as it often sells out. This delectable sandwich is made on PiOik Bakery sourdough with a blend of ever-changing cheeses.
For something a bit out of the ordinary, they offer regular tasting events with like-minded businesses; “Cheese and tea” with Ms Cattea Bar and soon “Not wine and cheese” with PnV.
Find her on Instagram @pennyscheeseshop
4 Roslyn St, Potts Point, 2011, NSW
The Stinking Bishops
This famous Newtown boutique restaurant and cheese bar is a great first stop when enjoying the neighbourhood’s nightlife.
The Stinking Bishops offer an array of options including takeaway cheese, meat and other local goodies, plus cheese hamper deliveries and deliciously cheesy dine-in options for lunch and dinner.
One of their most-loved dishes is the mac ‘n’ cheese, which changes regularly. Far from the average recipe, in the past, they’ve done a leek and onion variety to the current version with sweet potato, smoked mozzarella, feta and sage. Try it with their $10 cocktails on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
They also make exceptional grazing stations with Cheese & Charcuterie.
See for yourself on Instagram @thestinkingbishops
Shop 5, 63-71 Enmore Rd Newtown, NSW
Le Petit Louvre
You will find this French specialty cheese shop in Potts Point, run by its owner, Christian. If you’re a regular at the markets, you may recognize him as he sells delicious cheese at the King’s Cross market on Saturday and at the Marrickville market on Sunday.
Christian’s shop and his cheese will take you on a quick trip to France. Pick some up to take home, or dine in to enjoy traditional French dishes like a cheese soufflé and melted camembert.
Find his shop on Instagram @lepetitlouvre
2 Springfield Ave, Potts Point NSW 2011