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Found | The Coast's Tastiest Cheese Platters

By Sophie Wright - 16 Mar 2016

It’s a widely known fact that cheese is the queen bee of fine foods. Once a member of a successful trio, cheese broke away from the mould to take its rightful place as the wondrous solo act that you see today. And we just can’t get enough.

In fact, we can’t think of any occasion where a big ol’ wheel of cheese wouldn’t be a welcome addition to the table. When there’s cheese involved, you’re going to have a Gouda time.

Sunny Coasters are lucky enough to have an incredible array of spots to indulge in cheesy delights. From local fine food purveyors to bars with heavenly grazing plates, we present to you the creme de la crème of the best cheese platters on the Sunshine Coast.

Your Place

There is no cheese platter more perfectly curated than the one on offer at Your Place. In fact, we wouldn’t blame you if you skipped the rest of the menu and chose to only sink your teeth into their cheese board on your next visit. (Don’t fret, you can come back!) An abundance of cheese is accompanied by cured meats, olives, fruit, nuts, and crackers…all the good stuff.

Where: 103/45 Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba

Pitchfork

Serving camembert from Woombye Cheese Company, a New Zealand South Island blue and an Ossau-Iraty from south-western France, Pitchfork can take you around the world in a cheese platter. With all cheeses generously served with gluten-free crackers, muscatels, and quince, you’d better be wearing comfy pants when you’re devouring what’s easily one of the best cheese platters on the Sunshine Coast.

Where: 5/4 Kingfisher Drive, Peregian Beach

Maleny Cheese

Maleny has a rich history of dairy farming, so it makes total sense that the cheese from there is of the AMAZEBALLS variety. Maleny Cheese Factory’s tasting plates feature generous serves of a range of cheddars, as well as feta and brie, all made on location. We recommend grabbing a platter to go and taking a post-indulgence wander through Mary Cairncross Park. Not up for the walk? They also do fondue…

Where: 1 Clifford Street, Maleny

The Piano Bar

This Ocean Street favourite will not disappoint cheese fiends, with not one, not two, not even three, but FOUR cheeses available! Choose from a Victorian farmhouse goat cheese, a smooth Spanish manchego, a French triple cream brie and a soft Italian gorgonzola, all served with lavosh, quince, and pear. It’s common knowledge that wine is cheese’s best pal, so don’t forget to order a glass (or four) from The Piano Bar’s impressive wine list. Treat yo’ self.

Where: 22-24 Ocean Street, Maroochydore

Hungry Feel

Tucked away in Middy’s Complex, Hungry Feel is a little slice of heaven, and their cheese offerings are no exception. They like to keep it local, offering diners camembert and aged cheddar from the award-winning Woombye Cheese Company. Who needs fancy French cheese anyway?

Where: 29 Main Street, Buderim

Tides

This Caloundra favourite makes the eternal struggle between desserts and cheese all the more difficult… so why not have both? Catering to all tastes, Tides has a cloth-aged cheddar, triple cream brie and a rich blue on the menu, all served with fresh fruit, quince paste, and assorted crackers. Throw in a cheeky espresso martini and your tastebuds will be sufficiently tantalised.

Where: 1/26 Esplanade Bulcock Beach, Caloundra

Bistro C

Bistro C does one cheese dish, and they do it perfectly. Their divine triple cream brie is served with saffron-sambucca apples, quince jelly, and crackers. Pair it with with a glass of wine and the gorg beach view, and you’re truly making the most of the simple pleasures in life.

Where: 1/49 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads

Nook and Cranny

This funky little joint in the heart of Nambour serves up a mean antipasto plate. Best enjoyed with a hot date or over a catch-up with an old friend, Nook and Cranny’s platter is adorned with a selection of cheeses, meats, and marinated vegetables, and served with garlic and herb pizza bread. Hold up… cheese AND garlic bread? You’ve got to brie kidding me!

Where: 113 Currie Street, Nambour

Did we leave your fave off our list of the best cheese platters on the Sunshine Coast? Let us know!

Image Credit: Daniel Hine for Metropolist

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