Where to buy cheese in Singapore: Huber’s Butchery, iO Italian Osteria, La Petite Boutique and more

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What to do when you’re too lazy busy to prepare for the next family potluck? Get a cheese platter

It’s that time of the year again that’s giving you a hard time. Blame it on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve for all the fuss – everyone’s bringing either roast beef, turkey or pasta, but what about you? If you’re feeling lazy yet still wanting to impress, bring a cheese platter. From aged, nutty blue cheese to the complex, creamy cheddar, there’s something for everyone. Throw in some gourmet crackers and a couple of bottles of wine and you’re good to go.

& Sons

It’s all things Italian at this snazzy trattoria, from imported alcohols (wine, beer, grappa and the works) to house-cured meats, salami and cheese. It also carries guanciale, which means you’ll no longer have to settle for pecorino or pancetta if your craving calls for it. Can’t make the trip there but need something for a party this weekend? & Sons’ cheeses and cured meats are also available on RedMart.

& Sons
#01-19
China Square Central
20 Cross Street
Singapore 04842
Tel: +65 6221 3937

Culina Singapore, cheese
Vacherin Mont d’Or is a distinctive soft cheese speciality from the Vaud town of Jura, Switzerland

Culina

Winner of the Gourmet Distributor of the Year award at the World Gourmet Summit 2018, Culina maintains its stellar reputation by not just serving modern European cuisine, but also importing only the best produce from around the world. Cheeses are curated from sustainable sources in France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK. The cheeses are also used in the restaurant’s dishes, so you’ll be able to sample their selection before making a purchase. You can even request for a cheese platter with dried fruits and crackers to accompany your mains.

Culina
#01-13
8 Dempsey Road
Singapore 247696
Tel: +65 6474 7338

Huber’s Butchery

You’ve probably been here for its quality bistro fare and marbled slabs of meat, but what you might not know is that it stores a rather extensive cheese selection available too. Led by Marriott Hotel’s first executive chef Ernst Huber, you’ll find eclectic flavours and interesting pairings. Range aside, the best seller at this establishment is a buttery smooth burrata – soft as a cloud, and great with salad. It will not keep well in our Singapore heat, but you’ve never heard of anyone keeping burrata for later, have you?

Huber’s Butchery
22 Dempsey Road
Singapore 249679
Tel: +65 6737 1588

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iO Italian Osteria

One of only 20 restaurants in Singapore awarded the prestigious Ospitalita Italiana Gold Seal Award for outstanding food and service, this quintessentially Italian restaurant doles out delicious food and a good selection of table cheese. This is where you can get a quality cheese fix without splashing out. The four cheeses on its house platter – Parmigiano, Gorgonzola, Taleggio, and Asiago – span the textures and flavours of the cheese spectrum to offer a different taste with each bite.

iO Italian Osteria
#02-01
Hillv2
4 Hillview Rise
Singapore 667979
Tel: +65 6710 7150

Jones The Grocer

This popular Australian grocer has locations islandwide and brings in speciality gourmet cheeses from all around the world. Dedicated to sourcing cheeses made from organic ingredients, the store stocks about a hundred types of specialty cheese in its cheese room. While it carries crowd pleasers like the truffle brie, Jones’ also carries Reypenaer V.S.O.P. Gouda, a hard cheese matured for 36 months, and Stinking Bishop, which you can smell from a mile away.

Jones The Grocer

La Fromagerie
In addition to its cheese selections, La Fromagerie also offers canapes, wines and ready-to-eat dishes

La Fromagerie

Started in 2006 by chef Julien Bompard – of Le Saint Julien restaurant fame – and his wife, this online gourmet store prides itself as being Singapore’s first online artisan cheese shop. The finest European cheeses are available exclusively online and include the legendary Roquefort Vieux Berger and the Mimolette AOP; the latter’s best for the adventurous, being encased in a natural rind with dusted with cheese mites. If you’re after something easier on the palate, try the Reblochon AOC. It has a nutty taste that lingers after its soft and uniform centre melts away.

La Fromagerie

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Order a cheese platter from La Petite Boutique

La Petite Boutique

In the foodie haven of Serangoon Gardens sits a little slice of cheese heaven. The truffle brie is a sure-win given Singaporeans love for everything truffle, but for something more intrepid, try the buchette cendrée. Don’t be put off by its masquerading as a burnt log; this raw goat’s milk cheese is rolled in salted ash, which gives the cheese a lovely herbaceous aroma. The shop also carries a selection of French wine labels, so you can shop for a complete weekend afternoon experience in one store.

La Petite Boutique
4 Kensington Park Road
Serangoon Gardens
Singapore 557256
Tel: +65 6717 1849

Where to buy cheese in Singapore - So France
Find award-winning cheese and other French produce at So France

So France

As its name suggests, So France is an epicerie specialising in French produce. It carries the Chabichou du Poitou (AOC awarded, registered as an AOP in Europe since 1996), made from raw goat’s milk; Le Pere Bafien in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region of Poitou produces the particular variation in store. Culinary experts also host workshops that showcase dishes like Ossau-Iraty Cheese Fritters with fresh herbs and chorizo, and a tomato melba dessert with goat’s cheese and Chantilly cream. Of course, anything French isn’t complete without a glass of wine, which you can order by the glass or bottle.

So France
#01-51/56
Duo Galleria
7 Fraser Street
Singapore 189356

cheese shops
The Adriatic Pantry’s stash of cheese

The Adriatic Pantry

This new online natural foods store connects savvy shoppers with fine wines, gourmet produce and, most importantly, award-winning cheese from family businesses in Croatia. Start with its Pag cheese, made from the milk of indigenous sheep that graze in fields filled with aromatic sage on the island of Pag. The cheese, which has won many times at the World Cheese Awards, is semi-hard with a mild but unique flavour, and is best served in triangular slices at room temperature. Pair it with chutneys, jams, olives, red wine and charcuterie of your choice.

The Adriatic Pantry

The Cheese Ark

Owner Ai Ming Syu is a cheesemonger on a mission – to save family-owned cheese farms one wheel at a time. The company specialises in offering raw milk cheeses from Europe. What this means: the cheese was made while the milk was still blood-warm, allowing the unique combination of good bacteria from each batch to differ slightly, resulting in a different flavour profile each time. The animals are also grass-fed, making it more nutritious than the average store-bought cheese. The Cheese Ark also has its own affinage room, allowing the cheese to further mature and bring out more intricate flavours. Private cheese tastings or pairing sessions can be arranged ($48+ per person). In small classes of 10, learn the subtle differences in the taste and distinguish between cheese types or pair them with whisky, wine, or Port.

The Cheese Ark
#01-489
49 Stirling Road
Singapore 141049
Tel: +65 9175 0090

The Cheese Artisans

Nestled on Greenwood Avenue, this gourmet grocer has its own maturing rooms. There are over 80 varieties of cheeses  – from classics to almost experimental flavours like the in-house aged Smokey Blue Yan Xun Wei with Chinese tea leaves. Need help finding your way around? Chief fromager, Oliver Sutton, brings with him over 15 years of experience in the field, ensuring you’ll be in good hands. Meat, picnic and party platters are also available, as is a dining area operated by the folks of Wimbly Lu.

The Cheese Artisans
18 Greenwood Avenue
Singapore 289212
Tel: +65 6463 4686

The Cheese Shop

They say we eat with our eyes, and the Irish have hedged their bets with the Irish Porter here at The Cheese Shop. It is dramatically patterned through the use of Guinness-brewer Porter. Perhaps it’s the undertones of Guinness, but we could almost swear there was an almost-chocolatey taste.

The store holds regular tasting events to showcase their latest products. And aside from a selection of gourmet and artisanal cheeses, you’ll find charcuterie and alcohol picks to complement the flavours. Service is definitely better in person though, as they don’t always have time to entertain over the phone.

The Cheese Shop
#01-01
267 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427521
Tel: +65 9152 3601

The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co.

The brand’s first Southeast Asian outpost, The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co. combines a cheese production laboratory with a delicatessen, osteria and bar all in one space, and is the first space in Singapore to make fresh mozzarella, burrata and stracciatella on site daily. In addition to being able to purchase freshly crafted cheeses over the counter, guests can enjoy liberal servings of cheese used in a host of sumptuous dishes throughout the day. The cheeses are made using high-quality milk from the osteria’s very own buffalo farm in Valle dei Templi in Paestum, and you can also watch the staff make the cheese in person.

The Mast’ of Mozzarella & Co.
#01-05/08
Frasers Tower
182 Cecil Street
Singapore 069547
Tel: +65 6513 8010

Wine Connection cheese
Wine Connection has expanded its services to include an online cheese shop

Wine Connection Cheese Bar

Feeling peckish at midnight? Wine Connection Cheese Bar may just be the place for you, given that it opens until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. It stores over 40 matured farm cheeses, all air-flown from Europe weekly. Here, you can indulge in meal of raclette, complete with salad, potatoes and cold cuts. The company has also recently launched its two-hour delivery service, along with an online cheese shop that allows you to select from more than 20 farm cheeses – including Reblochon, Mimolette Vieille and Sainte-Maure de Touraine – flown in weekly from Europe.

Wine Connection Cheese Bar
#01-05
Robertson Walk
11 Unity Street
Singapore 237995
Tel: +65 6238 1279

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