Cheese is a comfort food for some, and an essential for many. Whether it is a pizza featuring a mixture of cheeses, a simple macaroni and cheese overflowing with luscious cheese or even roti prata with a slice of cheese in it, one fact still remains—we absolutely love it.
This gooey, salty and luxurious treat is one of the most versatile ingredients around that goes with pretty much anything, but for hardcore foodies and cheese lovers like us, we all know that the best way to truly appreciate cheese in its full glory is to have it as it is—paired with perhaps a robust wine or dried fruit.
Well, the good news is that there are many gourmet stores and cheesemongers in Singapore, allowing us better access to fine cheeses from around the world.
Serving up an impressive variety of imported artisanal cheeses from mild cheddar to the funkier taleggio, here are 10 speciality cheese stores in Singapore you can depend on for your next cheese and wine get-together.
Culina up on Dempsey Hill carries over 50 cheeses from all across Europe, each boasting a different style and characteristic. Many of the cheeses available here are prepared and served in their in-house bistro, so you can sample them before deciding on your purchase.
You can even pick and choose your desired cheeses and they would happily do up a cheese plate for you that comes with dried fruit, crackers and the likes.
8 Dempsey Road, #01-13
Tel: +65 6474 7338
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Road
#2 DEAN & DELUCA
The New York food icon Dean & DeLuca is more than just pricy cakes and coffee. It’s also a gourmet grocer selling everything from artisanal foodstuffs to homeware—and you know it—quality cheese.
With around 20 varieties of cheese on display, all three outlets have a cheese expert on-site to help you choose the best pairings for your cheeseboard.
47 Pekin Street, #01-01
Tel: +65 6536 2460
Mon to Fri: 7am – 8pm
Sat: 7am – 5pm
Sun: 7am – 12pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
#3 DELICIA (DELIVERY-ONLY)
Touting luxurious ingredients such as caviar, foie gras, oysters, truffles and of course, its own selection of cheeses—this gourmet delivery service will spoil you silly. Delicia offers top-quality artisanal, matured cheeses from France (pre-orders only) and although their range may not be the most extensive, they still delight nonetheless.
Orders arrive no longer than a week so get your menu planned out as early as the start of the week and prepare for a fine feast come the weekends.
#4 GOURMET SHOP—LA FROMAGERIE (DELIVERY-ONLY)
Opened in 2008, La Fromagerie is the brainchild of chef Julien Bompard and his wife, both of whom used to run a French restaurant.
The online store peddling gourmet cheeses from France is where you can purchase the finest French and European cheeses such as the Roquefort Vieux Berger, Camembert, and the highly raved La Fromagerie’s signature homemade Truffle Brie.
#5 JONES THE GROCER
Jones The Grocer has been a firm favourite with cheese lovers for the past two decades, and there is no debate as to why. With over 100 speciality cheeses stored in their very own cheese room, cheese lovers will be spoilt for choice.
This Australian grocer flies in artisanal selections from all over the world and constantly brings in new varieties to keep its ever-expanding range exciting. Feel free to get a bottle of their premium jams and honey to go together with your hearty, salty cheese.
9 Dempsey Rd
Tel: +65 6476 1518
Daily: 8am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Farrer Road
#6 LA PETITE BOUTIQUE
La Petite Boutique is a fine food store nestled within Kensington Park Road in Serangoon Gardens. Here is where you can fix your needs for artisanal cheeses, French cold cuts, boutique wine, crispy bread & Danish, and gourmet groceries.
They have a pretty extensive range of cheeses that come from cow, sheep, goat or buffalo milk. Hot favourites would be the Truffle Brie as well as the Camembert La Fermiere—perfect for a mini fondue party!
4 Kensington Park Rd
Tel: +65 9326 0432
Mon to Thu: 8am – 7pm
Fri: 8am – 8pm
Sat: 8.30am – 8pm
Sun: 8.30am – 2pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon / Lorong Chuan
#7 MEAT THE BUTCHER
From German bratwursts to wagyu beef, this delicatessen certainly has all your meat needs covered. But if you fancy a little more artisanal flare to go with your Sunday roast, then you will be delighted to know that Meat The Butcher stocks up on a decent array of fine cheeses as well.
French Brie, Swiss Emmenthaler, Danish Feta, Parmigiano Reggiano and Provolone—you name it, they probably have it.
615 Bukit Timah Rd
Tel: +65 6465 1651
Daily: 10am – 6.30pm
Nearest Station: Tan Kah Kee
#8 HUBER’S BUTCHERY
It goes without saying that Huber’s Butchery and Bistro at Dempsey is one of the best gourmet grocers on the island and this is the perfect spot to get all your artisanal cheese needs.
Huber’s Butchery boasts an extensive cheese selection on the second floor, featuring everything from the tasty Camembert to the pungent Roquefort.
22 Dempsey Rd
Tel: +65 6737 1588
Mon to Fri: 9.30am – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
#9 THE CHEESE ARK
True cheese connoisseurs should definitely make a trip down to The Cheese Ark located at PasarBella. This speciality cheese monger gathers rare cheeses that are on the brink of being discontinued.
Some of its offerings include Bricat with Truffle—a must-try for truffle lovers—and the gloopy La Sanglee des Couardis, a melty cheese similar to a Camembert that is perfect as a dipping sauce.
200 Turf Club Road
PasarBella #02-06, Stall #02-K28, Bukit Timah
Tel: +65 9175 0090
Mon to Fri: 10.30am – 9pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue
#10 THE CHEESE SHOP
A gem tucked away in the East, this cheese paradise in a Joo Chiat shophouse stocks a wide variety of European cheeses along with tasty high-end crackers, jams and biscuits—basically all the essential components to put together a killer cheese board.
They also do delivery and charges are waived for orders over S$100.
267 Joo Chiat Road, #01-01
Tel: +65 9069 3471
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 10am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Dakota