The Essential Ingredient Newcastle stocks a huge 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.
We get fresh deliveries every week, so our stock is constantly being updated.
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.
Our staff are cheese experts. Among those likely to serve you in the food counter, we have a cheese educator and regular cheese judge at the Royal Easter Show, professional chefs and caterers. They know their cheese and can offer great advice about how to serve it and what to serve it with to bring out their fantastic flavours.
We cut and wrap the cheese to the size you want. You get the amount you need, not what someone else decides is convenient.
And of course, we have the delicatessen and specialty products to enhance your platter, from cured meats, poultry and fish to preserves, jam, chutneys, vinegars, oils, biscuits and breads.
Come in and talk to us about our range, and how we can help you choose your cheese.
Cheese styles and brands we regularly stock include
Butter and Cream
Pepe Saya butter, mascarpone, crème fraiche
Gillot Semi salted and salted
Fresh and Stretched curd
Vannella mozzarella, baby bocconcini, scamorza, ricotta, curd
Jannei goat curd, ricotta, miette, buche noir, buche blanc
Shaw River mozzarella
Holy goat – Brigid’s Well, La Luna, Barrel
Delice de Cremiers
Brie de Nangis
Delice aux Truffles
Apostle Whey Loch Ard Gorgeous
L’artisan Mountain Man
Milawa King River gold
Berry’s Creek (Tarwin, Bellingham, Mossvale and Riverine Blue)
Prom Country Venus Blue
Section 28 Mont Priscilla
Grana Padano DOP