Your guide to the 10 best cheese shops in Joburg
The best in the business; hands-on service with a smile and over 140 cheeses to choose from. They believe that local is lekker and only supply South African cheeses, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less delicious than their imported counterparts, especially the Gorgonzolas, Emmenthals, Cheddars and Bries. What a shop!
011 888 5384
71 Seventh Street corner 3rd avenue, Linden
Pilaros Cheese Factory Shop
They make their own full cream feta as well as gorgeous halloumi, ricotta and cream cheese. They sell an abundance of other cheeses including a wide range of Fairview.
011 837 6592
Queens Rd, Mayfair
The best imported French cheeses as well as some local gems – including a sublime Brie and their famous Dolce latte Gorgonzola. They also sell yummy onion marmalade and a range of compotes to go with your cheese selection.
011 822 8320
Greenhills Industrial Estate, Cnr Sam Green & Martin Streets, Tunney Ext 6
Offering full ranges of our most prominent, local brands: Dalewood, Belnori, Boerenkaas, Indezi, Fairview and Simonsberg. Shop in store at their quaint little deli or order from them online and get it all delivered to your door.
011 608 3277
7 Platinum Drive, Longmeadow North Business Park, Modderfontein
A modest, owner-run farm-deli and coffee shop in Erasmia. Costa makes his own flavoured goudas including garlic and herb and cumin as well as a pecorino, halloumi and feta. They also supply tasty imported Gorgonzolas and Emmethals.
A little slice of Italian heaven. A shop with a deli and restaurant upstairs selling the best imported Grana Padano, Parmesan, Gorgonzola, Provolone and Emmenthal.
169 Louis Botha Ave
011 728 2669
They sell over 50 different kinds of cheeses and are renowned for their Crème Blue, haloumi, mozzarella and specialise in exotic Italian cheeses such as asiago, fontina and pepato.
Plot 21 Kagiso Rd, Vlakfontein, Roodepoort
Cheese factory shop
Find a wide range of local and imported cheeses. German and Belgian still abound, plus there’s an ever-growing range of Italian.
28B Susan Street, Strijdom Park
011 792 9430
Gerald Tanesse, a French cheese maker, named his cheese store after his grandfather who instilled in him a serious love for goat’s cheese. So, naturally, you’ll find all things goat: Chevrin, Valencay (his very own Pepe version), Buchetta and Cabecou to name a few. (Pepe also gives cheese making classes).
42 Lancaster Avenue, Craighall
You’ll find Daphne’s Deli offering delicious smoked cheddar, camembert, various goat’s cheeses and even low fat gouda for those who haven’t yet converted to Tim Noakes. There’s also Graziella’s Cheese selling an array of delectable Italian cheeses.
40 Culross Rd Bryanston