The Best Online Cheese Shops That Deliver In Hong Kong
These online purveyors of European and American cheeses will satisfy any sudden cheese cravings
For many of us, working from home means there are more takeaways and food deliveries for breakfast, lunch or dinner—but what about the hours in between? We love a good cheese board, putting together the best cheeses to enjoy with good wine. So here are six online food purveyors with the best cheese selections who make deliveries straight to your door.
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The Cheese House Hong Kong
Founded by Antoine Zaruba, The Cheese House Hong Kong has one of the city’s most elaborate online cheese catalogues. The cheese shop covers premium curds from fresh to aged, spanning across continents including a selection of celebrated cheeses from Europe. Offerings from Cheese House Hong Kong are categorised into different sections, such as blue cheese, and milk from cows, goats, and sheep.
Cheese highlights: Aside from offering a monthly cheese selection curated by Zaruba himself based on seasonal availability, guests can anticipate celebrated best sellers such as Stichelton blue, a raw milk blue cheese produced in Nottinghamshire; as well as Gruyère de la Vallée d’Aspe, a goat milk hard cheese with notes of fruit on the palate. Aside from well-sourced curds, The Cheese House also offers a homemade black truffle Brillat-Savarin, where the triple cream cheese is filled with slices of black truffles.
How to order: Cheeses are available for ordering online here.
Tipico Italian Grocer
Founded in 2019 by Italian chef Zeno Bevilacqua, Tipico Italian Grocer is more of an online supermarket, featuring Italian pantry essential such as oils, vinegars, and pasta. The charcuterie section is modest but reliable, but it is their selection of Italian cheeses that has a reputation, which has managed to retain a strong fan base.
Cheese highlights: Aside from a handful of burrata and mozzarella cheese varieties, Tipico’s 24-month aged Parmigiano Reggiano as well as their La Casearia Carpenado taleggio DOP are the most popular among other cheese choices. Other rare varieties include a raw milk Maccagnetta and Bostardo del Grappa, both unique varieties made popular by Tipico.
How to order: For more information, please check here.
Similar to Tipico, Food Origin is an online grocer that offers an exceptional selection of meats, vegetables and delicatessen selections such as olives, cheeses, and cold cuts. One can find a great range of French cheeses, from hard to soft and a seasonal crop, among them many raw milk cheese varieties that are rarely found elsewhere.
Cheese highlights: Food Origin has also dedicated a specific section for pregnant cheese lovers, where pregnancy-friendly cheeses made with pasteurized dairy are presented. Notable highlights from the selection include an AOP-approved Chaource, a 12-month French Gruyere and an 18-month aged Swiss Gruyere Alpage.
How to order: For more information and arrangement for online order placements, please visit here.
Mercato By Giando
The Italian marketplace and an extension to Gia Trattoria at Wanchai’s Fenwick Pier is home to an impressive selection of Italian cheeses, particularly on fresh ones directly imported from Italy. The one-stop venue often features fresh, seasonal produce with a short window of availability, the website, however, is an excellent alternative for a quick grocery shopping experience.
Cheese highlights: Look out for fresh cheeses such as buffalo mozzarella and burrata, and a few unique ones such as burrata affumicata (smoked burrata) and stracciatella, the creamy hearts of the burrata cheese. The web shop is frequently updated but cheese stock tends to run low closer to the weekend.
How to order: Orders can be made with arranged delivery here.
La Cremerie by LQV
With an excellent reach across Hong Kong, Paris, and Singapore, LQV is a gathering place for all things French, with a great selection of wines, charcuterie, and cheeses. Predominantly French by origin, their La Cremerie webshop offers an excellent categories of cheeses, in particular the option to filter cheeses by way of pasteurization, or even more detailed with options to find soft cheese with different rinds. Each cheese is featured with a detailed description and ways to be served.
Cheese highlights: La Cremerie is a haven for cheese lovers and their selection is impressive. LQV’s cheese platters are also a popular choice for sharing, or for a very die hard cheese aficionado.
How to order: For online orders please check out the LQV official website here.
Cheese Club Hong Kong
While the web shop tells us very little about Cheese Club Hong Kong, the subscription-based cheese club shares a good amount of knowledge and introduction of cheeses on its Instagram account @cheeseclub.hk where new information of the monthly cheese group order will be updated. The cheese club order is particularly great featuring a cheese of the month and also divided by area of production.
Cheese highlights: Guests can order and cheese and wine package which includes a selection of European cheeses with wines, or individual orders of specific cheeses from the main catalogue.
How to order: It’s worth noting that Cheese Club offers free delivery on orders above HK$600. The downside, however, is that orders can only be placed once a month during a specific time frame. For more information and order placement please see the Cheese Club Hong Kong website.