The internet is a generous lover in times of need. It's given us memes, Google and GIFs. Though dig a little deeper and you’ll find a world of delivery services which are arriving by the droves in light of recent events. You can pretty much get anything you’re after delivered to your door right now, which is great for supporting local businesses and satiating your many desires, like that hankering for cheese.
Make your cheese dreams come through with these 9 businesses bringing it straight to your door.
Harper & Blohm
Harper & Blohm is a speciality cheese shop in Brunswick that began delivering cheese across Melbourne and many regional areas around 5 years ago. Owned by cheese expert Olivia Sutton, who has worked in the cheese wholesale and retail business for the past fifteen years, it’s known for its ever-changing choice of cheeses.
As with many businesses at the moment, Harper & Blohm has made the decision to close their physical shopfront for the time being, but you can still order their expertly-curated range of cheeses for delivery, along with charcuterie, biscuits, terrines, rillettes, butter, pickles and some uber cool cheeseboards—head to their website for more.
Bruny Island Cheese Co.
If you’ve ever had an out-of-this-world cheese experience in Tasmania, you can now recreate it at home thanks to the Bruny Island Cheese Co.’s online store. Located in southern Tasmania, this Bruny Island ‘cheesery’ is passionate about the old way of making and maturing cheese. That means you’ll find a small but satisfying range of pungent, oozy soft cheeses and classic cooked curd cheeses for sale—the standout being a rich cow’s milk cheese wrapped in locally made prosciutto that’s begging to be baked in a hot oven for 15 minutes. Bruny Island Beer Co. bevvies are also available as well as jams, relishes and other gourmet Tasmanian produce.
Founded in 2010, Cornelius Cheesemongers ships amazing, artisan cheese from its cheese cave in Brunswick to all over Australia. From raw milk cheeses to ripe ‘n ready Brie, the cheeses hail from around the world and are cut fresh for you. Delivery is free to the inner ‘burbs of Melbourne and the website even has customisable party packs for groups of four, eight or 12. If you’re super serious about cheese, you can join the Cheese Club which, for the modest sum of $80 per month, gets you a generous monthly selection of cheese matched to your tastes, entry to an exclusive members evening, and first access to cheese appreciation events. Don’t forget to pick up a jar of their Pinot Noir or Riesling jelly while you're there.
The Smelly Cheese Shop
The Smelly Cheese Shop began when visitors to the bricks ‘n mortar store in Adelaide Central Market began asking how they could get their hands on the cheeses after they returned home. The crew have been shipping cheese around the country ever since. Think exciting local cheeses as well as imported beauties from France, Italy, Spain, UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA. If you don’t know your Brie de Normandie from your blue vein, their vast range of gift boxes will take the guesswork out of setting up an epic cheese platter for you. Better yet, they do gift vouchers—now that’s a Gouda birthday gift.
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14 Days Of Cheese
14 Days of Cheese brings you exactly that, though the selection is so damn tasty you may get through it much faster. There are two expertly-curated options available to you, the first being Stay Cheese which gets you a little under 1kg of cheese including a very special Isle Of Man vintage cheddar. While the second, titled Homestay Rosé, gets you a hefty 1.2kg of cheese—sourced from around Australia and Europe—along with a bottle of rosé.
One of the leading cheese suppliers to Melbourne’s restaurants and cafes has adapted with the times to bring you That’s Amore. Here, you’ll find everything from bocconcini to chilli cacio at very reasonable prices. There’s also a deli, pantry and ready-made meals section where you can have your milk, pasta and XL lasagne delivered right to your door.
Maker & Monger
The team at Prahran Market’s beloved Maker & Monger are keeping the doors open for the time being, but they’re also offering delivery for those deep in isolation. There are several curated packs depending on your flavour; we recommend the Best Of Britain for that classic, bitey taste, or go all-out with the Dairy Essentials Pack that features far more than just the essentials—the Montgomery’s Clothbound Cheddar you’ll find in the bag is really something else.
Milk The Cow
Some of the OG cheesemongers in Melbourne is taking the cheese online with deliveries available from later this week. Milk The Cow is known for the way they pair their cheeses with booze, so take a look through the offerings and don’t be afraid to try something new; the team here know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to the smelly stuff.
Whatever you’re into, there’s most likely a subscription service that’ll have you covered. Cheese Therapy offers a substantial catalogue of your favourite blues and hard cheeses, right across to your softs and your stinky varieties. Order yourself a one-off box to test the waters, or sign up to the cheese club for 6 months worth of goods delivered to your door.
See what else you can have delivered to your door at our Food & Drink section.
Image credit: Maker & Monger