Sweet dreams are made of cheese who am I to diss a brie?
Today is National Cheese and Wine Day. This is the PERFECT excuse to indulge in said treats for dinner. You could duck down to your local supermarket and buy a cheap bottle of plonk and block of cheese (I’m not judging I do this on the reg). But because it is a ‘national day’ it would be rude not to pay homage in an indulgence of Cheese and Wine out and about in our fine city.
Salt Meats and Cheese
This legendary institute now has so many stores across Sydney there will be one near you. From hard to soft, sweet to savoury, they have scrumptious cheese for all. Wednesdays you HAVE to experience their famous Flaming Cheese Wheel Pasta. They serve your hot pasta straight out of a huge Parmesan wheel. Shut up and take my money! Make sure you book ‘cause it’s so popular.
Stores in Drummoyne, Broadway, Alexandria, Bondi Junction, Sydney, Mosman and soon Kensington
Allan Grammar Penrith
Located on Woodriff Street Laneway in the heart of Penrith, Allan Grammar delivers delicious food, boutique wines and a great atmosphere. The best thing is they are locals and love the West. The wine list has been curated by Seamus Brandt (Quay Restaurant’s current sommelier) so you know it is going to be top notch. Cheese wise tantalise your tastebuds with Gippsland Tarago brie with local honeycomb, Milawa blue with vanilla apple butter, Pyengana cheddar with pinot paste ($9) all served with house made linseed lavosh. If you can’t choose, do the share plate.
Address: 14-16 Woodriff St, Penrith NSW
The Stinking Bishop
The name of the joint is a winner. These cheese pros will create the perfect feast for you with over 40 cheeses to choose from. If you like what you try you can buy and take home to indulge. Blues, semis, washed, hard, soft, goats and sheep’s milk, all cheese bases are covered. Pair it with a drop of red, wine, sparking or rose for a perfect arvo.
Address: 5/63-71 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW
GPO Cheese and Wine Room, Sydney
Treat yourself and try some of the best cheese in the world. Pair it with delicious wine served to you by delightful staff in an intimate setting #ROMANCE You should try one of their ‘Flights’ – a cheese and wine pairing that will take your taste buds on a journey. My pick is the truffle fondue = a silky, buttery delight! You can also purchase cheese to eat at home. Put this on your list of places to visit in Sydney!
Address: 8 LGF, Lower Ground Floor, Sydney GPO Building, No, 1 Martin Place, Sydney
Buffalo Dining Club
The big hero at Buffalo Dining Club is their incredible Buffalo Mozzarella that they get in 3 times a week from Italy. This cheese will melt on your tongue. It is the real deal. Their staff are so clued on; they definitely help make your experience 5 stars. There should be a rule – all pasta must be served in a cheese wheel like they do here. It is heaven.
Address: 116 Surrey St, Sydney
Feel like a nice casual bit of cheese and wine in a rustic-barn in Surry Hills? This is your place! You can enjoy your treats at home too. A win win if you feel like drinking some fancy wine and eating cheese in your PJ/s #perfectnight
Address: Shop 16, 425 Bourke Street. Surry Hills