Sydney, we’ve got a cheesy selection of the best gourmet cheese shops around the city!

Let us take you on a gastronomic journey through some of the gouda cheese shops around town.

From family-owned businesses to wine and cheese bars nestled in Newtown, Sydney is a haven for cheese aficionados, packed with a cheesy selection of shops showcasing local artisanal creations and, to some surprise, international delicacies that are usually hard to find.

Diverse and topped with tantalising tastes and flavours; whether you’re a seasoned cheese connoisseur or just starting to explore the world of fromage, here are the best cheese shops in Sydney that promise to elevate your culinary experience!


The Artisan Cheese Room

Nestled in Manly, The Artisan Cheese Room is a boutique cheese shop in Sydney that specialises in hand-selected cheeses from around the world. Their focus on quality and artisanal methods ensures that every cheese in their collection is a masterpiece. The shop’s intimate setting allows for a personalised shopping experience, where you can taste before you buy.

The Artisan Cheese Room | 1/40 E Esplanade, Manly, NSW 2095


Formaggi Ocello

Situated in Surry Hills, Formaggi Ocello is a family-run business that brings the finest Italian cheeses to Sydney. This shop is a treasure trove for cheese lovers, offering an extensive range of imported cheeses as well as a selection of gourmet products. Their passion for cheese is evident in their carefully selected products and their dedication to customer service.

Formaggi Ocello | Shop 17/425 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010


Fourth Village Providore

Fourth Village Providore offers an authentic European market experience in the heart of Mosman. Their cheese selection is carefully curated, featuring both local and imported varieties. The shop also boasts a bakery, deli as well as a fruit and vegetable market, making it a one-stop-shop for all your gourmet needs. One of the best gourmet cheese shops in Sydney!

Fourth Village Providore | 5A Vista St, Mosman, NSW 2088

Paesanella Cheese

A Marrickville institution, Paesanella Cheese Manufacturers is a family-owned business that has been producing top-notch cheeses for decades. Their commitment to quality and tradition shines through in every product. Here, you can find a range of fresh and aged cheeses made with traditional Italian techniques.

Paesanella Cheese | 150-152 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204


Simon Johnson

A name synonymous with gourmet excellence; if you haven’t already, you need to be adding Simon Johnson to your list of the best cheese shops in Sydney. With four stores across the city (Alexandria, Northbridge, Woollahra and the Elizabeth Street David Jones Food Hall), Simon Johnson offers a wide range of premium cheeses alongside other high-quality products such as olive oils, truffles, and charcuterie. On top of their gourmet selection of cheeses, the knowledgeable and friendly staff can also help you put together the perfect cheese board for your next dinner party at home. Score!

Simon Johnson | Various Locations

The Stinking Bishops

Located in Newtown, The Stinking Bishops is not just a cheese shop, but a full-fledged cheese bar. This gem offers a curated selection of over 40 local and international cheeses. The knowledgeable staff can guide you through their impressive range, whether you’re looking for a robust blue or a delicate brie. Pair your cheese with their exquisite charcuterie, and you have a gastronomic delight. Better yet, each week The Stinking Bishops offers a cheese and wine pairing happy hour from 5pm Tuesday to Friday.

The Stinking Bishops | Shop 5/63-71 Enmore Rd, Newtown NSW 2042

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Feature image: The Artisan Cheese Room, Sydney. Photographed by Jem Cresswell. Image via Destination NSW.