If there is one tasty treat that could save the world based on levels of deliciousness alone, it is cheese. The versatile, flavour-packed snack that comes in so many mind-blowing flavours perfect for popping on a biccie, sprinkling extravagantly on pasta, eating solo, with a glass of wine, any which way. Cheese is the goods.
In honour of what we believe to be humankinds greatest invention, and National Wine and Cheese Day on the 25th of July, here are the top Gold Coast spots you can (and should) stock up on cheese right now. From north to south.
Witches Chase Cheese Company
The crew up Mt Tamborine way produce small batches of the highest quality cheese for your sampling pleasure. And a pleasure it is. There are many varieties to choose from and plenty of housemade dips to accompany too. Make sure you stop in here to grab (at least) one of everything.
Where: 165-185 Long Road, North Tamborine
The Standard Market Company
Serving up the very best in fresh food, The Standard Market Company is one of the most drool-worthy spots around. From huge piles of olives to fresh fruit and and vegetables, and yes beloved cheese, these guys have you covered.
Where: Ferry Road Markets, Southport
Manolas Brothers Delicatessen
Another fine food one-stop-shop is Manolas Brothers on Isle of Capri. They’re absolutely bursting with all the very best Greek and Italian deli treats including groceries, fresh pasta, MANY types of cheese and a whole lot more in between. Don’t miss this one.
Where: Shop 3G 14, 15-21 Capri Via Roma, Isle of Capri
Grobnik European Delicatessen
A little space tucked away in Ashmore, this one packs a punch when it comes to all of the yummiest deli goods. There are cured meats in so many flavours, cheeses galore, condiments, you name it and all of the highest quality. Do yourself a favour.
Where: Ashmore City Shopping Centre, 206 Currumburra Road, Ashmore
Euro Food Deli
Found in Nerang and boasting all of your favourite European foods is Euro Food Deli. The team there import everything from yes, delicious, delicious cheese to cured meats, pastas, sweets and many a take home specialty treat and you’re going to want to purchase it all.
Where: Shop 18b, 57 Station Street, Nerang
Mt Lebanon Deli
Oh we love this little spot, nestled in on the GC Highway at Nobby’s and filled with absolutely delicious everything Lebanese. There are groceries, sweets, the best falafels you’ve ever tasted in your life and yep, a selection of sweet, sweet cheeses and everything that goes along with it. Big fans and you will be too.
Where: A/2241 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach
Barbosa Fine Food Deli
Beloved Barbosa is the Robina favourite you can’t help but stop into every time you pass. Not only are they stocked to the brim with homemade cakes (Orange Almond Cake anyone?) made from local ingredients, they also have fresh, pre-prepared meals, European meats and yep, cheese and SO MANY other epic goods. Take a few bags to fill.
Where: The Kitchens, Robina Town Centre, Robina
Ambarella Fine Food
There are about a million things you’ll want to take home from Ambarella Fine Foods in Burleigh Waters. Starting with one of the myriad of cheeses and then adding olives, cured meats, a fresh sandwich from the café, high quality, imported pantry fillers like olive oils, pasta, breads, all of the best things. You’re in for a treat.
Where: 1 Santa Maria Ct, Burleigh Waters
Golosi Food Emporium
A stunning little spot in the heart of Burleigh Heads, Golosi recently changed hands and became even more lovable.Offering fresh flowers, fresh, homemade dinners, all of the antipasto goodness plus fresh bread and lots of beautiful imported goodies, Golosi is your go-to for all things tasty. Of course, there is also much cheese to stock up on.
Where: 3/45 James Street, Burleigh Heads
Pepe Italia Deli
The newest of the bunch, Pepe Italia Deli opened last year much to the dleoght of Palmy locals. It’s filled with all things Italy and oh how we love all things Italy. Think a stunning array of cheese, cured meats, fresh pasta and even five star take home dishes like the world’s best lasagne. You can stay for a dinner of pizza and pasta and then take home some cheese for dessert. Top plan.
Where: Pavilions, Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
Found in the prettiest of Currumbin spots, Cornerstones Stores, Quince Fromagerie has its very own CHEESE ROOM that you may stand in to lovingly gaze at, and then choose your favourite cheese. There are so many incredible ones to choose from and you should also get figs, a bottle of Mr Consistent Margarita Mix, wine, some olives and a few types of biscuits and have yourself the very best time.
Where: 570 Gold Coast Highway, Currumbin
Words by Kirra Smith