Newcastle Cheese Counter

The Essential Ingredient Newcastle stocks a comprehensive range of Australian and imported cheese. We have more than 200 cheeses on our stock list, including exclusive local brands you won’t find in any other shops in the region.

Our stock is updated on a weekly basis and we are one of the few places left where you are encouraged to taste the cheeses before you buy. We want to be sure you’ll love what you choose.

We cut and wrap your cheese to order, and we’re here to help you choose great combinations and the specialty products needed to enhance your platter; from cured meats, poultry and fish to preserves, jam, chutneys, vinegars, oils and biscuits.

Come in and talk to us about our range, and how we can help you choose your cheese. We can also create ‘celebration cheese cakes’ for your next function or wedding. Simply contact our store for more information – we would love to help make your day all the more special.

Cheese styles & stock:

Butter, Cream, Curds & More

  • Pepe Saya Butter, Ghee, Mascarpone and Crème Fraiche
  • Gillot Salted and Unsalted Butter
  • Vannella Mozzarella, Baby Bocconcini, Ricotta, Curd, fresh Burrata, Halloumi and Feta
  • Shaw River Mozzarella
  • La Vera Ricotta
  • Riserva Esclusiva Ricotta
  • Barossa Halloumi
  • Binnorie Labna
  • Mr Pye’s Gourmet Butter


  • Pyengana
  • Quickes Cheddar
  • Montgomery Cheddar
  • Cabot Clothbound Cheddar
  • Murray Bridge
  • King Island Smoked Cheddar
  • Ford Farm Cave-Aged Cheddar
  • Bella Vitano Espresso-rubbed Cheddar


White mould

Blue mould

  • Berry’s Creek (Tarwin, Bellingham, Mossvale and Riverine Blue)
  • Stilton
  • Shropshire
  • Gorgonzola
  • Caravaggio
  • Bleu d’Avergne
  • Queso Valdeon
  • Prom Country Venus Blue
  • D’affinois Blue
  • Fourme d’ambert
  • St Agur
  • Le Marquis Chevre de Rambouillet
  • Roquefort


Semi Hard

  • Al Barolo
  • Cornish Yarg
  • Comte
  • Heidi Gruyere
  • Section 28 Mont Priscilla
  • Ossau Iraty
  • Mezcla Curado
  • Prom Picnic
  • Swiss Appenziel


  • Pecorino
  • Truffled Pecorino
  • Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Mimolette Vieille
  • Grana Padano DOP
  • Cantal
  • Gran Riserva Manchego
  • Reypenaer


Washed Rind

  • L’artisan Mountain Man
  • Milawa King River gold
  • Langres
  • Epoisses
  • Taleggio
  • Buffaleto
  • Affidelice
  • Woodside Vigernon
  • Brebirousse d’Argental
  • Munter Gerome
  • Woombye black all gold
  • Soumanntrain


  • Raclette
  • Provolone
  • Fontina
  • Vanella Scamorza


Goats Cheese & Chevre

  • Binnorie marinated Feta and Ashed Chevre Log
  • Wyngaard
  • La Dame
  • Chevre d’Aquitaine
  • Holy goat – Brigid’s Well, La Luna, Barrel
  • Buche de chevre
  • Chabichou