We might be going through one of the toughest times as a country, as businesses and industries deal with the forced closures, but there are some saving graces as we all battle the staying-at-home blues, and naturally, they come in the form of cheese. Across Brisbane, fromageries and cheesemongers are squaring up against COVID-19, offering cheese delivery services that we hope stick around once all the craziness has passed. Lactose intolerant people, look away, or keep your eyes fixed, it might be worth it.
Entertaining others might be off the table, but there has never been a better time to entertain yourself. Say Cheese is offering some scrumptious ways to keep your belly full and your palette intrigued, with small and large platter boxes available for home delivery. Three cheeses and cured meats, dips, seasonal fruit, olives and assorted crackers is sure to keep you busy (and full) for a while.
If your idea of a cheese platter isn't complete without wine, City Winery's at home cheese and wine tasting might be your dream weekend activity. Three bottles of wine paired perfectly to three cheeses (good for 4 people to share) will be delivered to your door, complete with a link to videos from the winemaker explaining why each cheese accompanies each wine.
Dalton Catering is just one of the catering businesses that has ventured into home delivery, and their cheese delivery is just an example of the many goodies they can drop to your door. Offering grazing platters or cheese plates in various sizes, Dalton Catering will have your weeknight (quite literally) covered with brie, quince paste and cured meats, just to name a few.
If you’re craving Persian fetta or olives, alongside a few smoked meats and some crisp crackers, let The Stores come to your aid with their Deli Freshbox. The Stores also lets you order individual cheeses like gouda, edam and spreadable cream cheese, perfect for giving your at-home cheese board a bit more oomph. Order by 10am for same day collection, or by 4pm for next day collection or delivery, and if you can’t get to their online order form, call them up on (07) 3255 0033. Just make sure your mouth isn’t watering too much.
Le Fromage Yard
Le Fromage Yard, known for their array of classic and boutique cheeses are another cheese saint, offering home delivery all across Brisbane. Get ready for Black Truffle Vintage Organic Godminster Cheddar, or even a custom cheese tower (mic drop). Delivering on Mondays only for orders placed during the week, Le Fromage Yard also has a monthly cheese club, which dispatches cheese (and sometimes presents) to your door each month.
As the folks at Cheese Therapy probably know, cheese therapy is definitely a thing, so they cure all manner of upsets with their Australia wide cheese delivery service. You can either order a Therapy Box, with six cheeses from five different cheesemakers, or be a part of the ultimate cheese club—a monthly pack that includes one each of a hard, blue, stinky and soft cheese. What’s more, ordering from Cheese Therapy is as much for you as it is for the staff, cheese makers and the dairy farmers that supply the fresh milk.
The Smelly Cheese Shop
If the idea of oozing camembert and sharp, crumbly cheddar makes your mouth water, quell your craving with a delivery from The Smelly Cheese Shop. Pair your cheese with crackers, cumquats and fig and walnut rolada, then sit back as the team boxes and delivers your order, ready for you to enjoy with your family, or by yourself.
Salt Meats Cheese
Mmm, truffle manchego and a platter of mixed meats, has your midday snack ever sounded better? Ever the innovators, Salt Meats Cheese have stepped into the cheese delivery realm, offering up an antipasto plate complete with sundried tomato pesto, focaccia bread, buffalo mozzarella, olives and pickled onions. Or go simple with a three cheese trio with honey glazed walnuts and crackers. You can either order online or through their app, for both collection and delivery.
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