Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop

Opening Hours: Mon to Sun 10am till 5pm (Closed Christmas Day)

At the Hunter Valley Smelly Cheese Shop, they have the most impressive selection of delicatessen products offering the finest produce from Australia and overseas

As our name suggests, we have Roquefort from France, Gruyere from Switzerland, Gouda from Holland and Red Leicester from England.

We also have a huge number of other hard to find cheeses from Gippsland, King Island, Margaret River and many more to tempt your taste buds!

How Do I Serve Cheese?

Serve all cheeses at room temperature! Remove cheeses from the refrigerator at least 1 hr before serving. Hard cheeses take longer to reach room temperature. Cheese displays well on wood or marble or stone boards, surrounded by fruits, nuts, crusty bread and wine. Try to avoid cubing or slicing in advance, and put out one cheese knife per cheese.

After dinner cheeses would typically start with a fresh cheese (chevre) or bloomy rind (camembert); then a semi soft or medium cheese (morbier or cheddar); then a harder cheese (an aged gouda ); finally a blue (Roquefort): As a hors d'oeuvres, avoid sweet triple creams(which are more for dessert). Stick to bloomy rinds, medium washed rinds or semi softs.

A cheese plate is arranged in clockwise fashion with the first cheese at 12 o'clock on the plate. It's a good idea to vary the milk types as well (cow, sheep and goat) don't be afraid to experiment!