This might sound cheesy, but we think cheese is really grate. For all the gourmet cheese fanatics out there, Hong Kong may not seem like cheese heaven compared to Europe, but we do boast a handful of fine establishments that keep the cravings at bay. Here are the best places to buy cheese in Hong Kong, whether it’s for your own enjoyment at home, with friends, or even as a present!
One of our top picks goes to LQV Group’s cheesery, La Cremerie, where they sell only top-quality ewe, cow, and goat’s milk cheeses sourced directly from exclusive French farms. Best of all, they continue to age them in-house in Hong Kong. We particularly like shopping at their Wan Chai branch because it is just across the street from their wine bar Le Quince Vinz, where you can sit down with your purchase for a quick cheese recharge and some quality wine to wash it all down. Whether you are new to gourmet cheeses or keen to try out new varietals, the cheese masters at La Cremerie are the perfect guides to help you out. You can even shop online and have your fragrant order delivered to your doorstep within 48 hours!
La Cremerie, locations across Hong Kong
Any Italian expat’s favourite, Mercato by Giando offers cheese selections sourced and imported directly from small family farms and producers in Italy and beyond. This covers most of the Italian cheeses you can think of, from fresh burrata and regional Parmigiano Reggiano to creamy ricotta and so much more. Besides their brick-and-mortar store in Wan Chai, you can also place orders online and have it delivered on the same day (if you order before 10 am)!
Mercato by Giando, G/F, Fleet Arcade, Fenwick Pier, 1 Lung King Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong | (+852) 2511 1252
Step into a small slice of cheese heaven that is the Dutch and let yourself be transported all the way to Holland. Specialising in Dutch Gouda (well, duh), they have a range of flavours available, from pungent, aged goudas to young and smoked cheeses. The wheels of cheese that hang on their shop walls also include flavoured varities, such as truffle, chilli, and pesto, making the cheeses more colourful (and eccentric) than ever!
The Dutch, locations across Hong Kong
When we mention Feather & Bone, most people would probably think of the extensive range of meats available at their modern butcher counter. In reality, this family-friendly establishment is also a great choice for shoppers if you’re looking for some quality imported cheese. Their range includes soft cheeses like Reblochon, Morbier, and brie, as well as feta, paneer, and halloumi. Classics like Gruyere, Manchego, and Grana Padano are also present.
Something that stands out in Feather & Bone’s selection is their Three-tier Mini Cheese Tower ($316), stacking wheels of Langre, Crottin, and Camembert on top of each other—the perfect birthday cake for any hardcore cheese lover!
Feather and Bone, locations across Hong Kong
Offering quality cheeses selected from outstanding boutique producers, Monsieur CHATTÉ is the place to go to satisfy your French cheese cravings. Not only do they have an extensive collection of cheeses, but they also offer platters, cheese wheel towers, as well as picnic hampers for you to have your dash of cheese anywhere and anytime. Keep your eyes peeled for discounted cheese on the shelves that are close to the sell-by date.
Monsieur CHATTÉ, 121 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan | (+852) 2515 0478
Another spot to pick up cheeses is Classified, a European-style café serving artisanal food. To show that they are serious about their cheese, they have a walk-in cheese room where you can pick your own selection from within a temperature-controlled environment. If you’re too busy to stop by their physical stores, you can head online and create your own Cheese Box (starting from $180). With a choice of either three, five, or seven kinds of cheese, your box will be packaged up with crostini and quince paste. You can also add on baguettes and antipasto, along with a large selection of wines and Champagnes. Did someone say picnic time?
Classified, locations across Hong Kong
While artisan cheese, as with any artisanal produce, can come at a high price in Hong Kong, Cheese Club serves as an excellent alternative. They sell a wide range of premium cheese at competitive prices that can be up to 50 percent cheaper than the average Hong Kong retail price! Every month, you can pick a selection of fresh cheeses that will be delivered straight to your home from their trusted suppliers.
Cheese Club, locations across Hong Kong
This might seem like an unlikely option, but Marks & Spencer outlets around Hong Kong actually have decent cheeses in their deli corner at very friendly prices. Do keep in mind that the selection is more limited compared to speciality stores, but if you have a sudden craving for cheese and need a convenient fix, marching into any Marks & Spencer food store will be sure to satisfy your needs!
Marks and Spencer, locations across Hong Kong
Plenty of gourmet supermarkets across Hong Kong have a wide range of cheeses that will fit within your budget. Great Food Hall, City’Super, and Oliver’s are just a few options with a dedicated cheese counter, whether you are shopping for a special occasion or no occasion at all. Just approach the staff stationed at the counter and be sure to try out some samples while you’re at it.