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.
Fromageries and cheesemongers are squaring up against COVID-19, offering cheese delivery services on the Gold Coast 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.
Witches Chase Cheese
Create the ultimate cheeseboard without getting out of your trackies, thanks to local Gold Coast cheese company Witches Chase. Delivering cheese on the Gold Coast, stock up the fridge with their Black Max Cheddar, the slightly sweet and tangy Misty Mountain Blue, the rich triple cream brie and finally, a wheel of Tamembert—a camembert made on Mount Tamborine. You’ll also want to add the Duck Lover Pate and the beetroot and feta dip to your online cart, plus their homemade fruit pastes are to die for. It doesn’t need to be said, but as soon as you’ve placed your cheese delivery order, you’ll want to be calling the closest bakery for a crusty baguette.
Nimbin Valley Dairy
Want to enjoy the mouth-watering cheeses from Nimbin Valley Dairy, but realise it’s unlikely the border patrol will call “picking up some cheese” from NSW an essential? We get it. Thankfully these guys are doing cheese delivery to the Gold Coast on Wednesdays, so check their website to confirm your suburb is on their hit list. From monte nardi, Australia's first truly original regional cheese, to old faithfuls like blue cheese and triple cream brie, throw in some of the freshly-made salted butter, milk, natural yoghurt and kefir and you won’t need to buy dairy for weeks.
Deliss Artisan French Food
If you’re craving real-deal French cheese, alongside a few smoked meats, Spanish small goods and Foie Gras, let Deliss Artisan French Food come to you. Delivering their incredible array of platter-friendly eats to the Gold Coast, you’ll be giving your at-home cheese board the ‘oomph’ you’re craving while in iso.
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.
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.
For a proper meal, check out the best Gold Coast restaurants doing takeaway.
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