Super Sconto is an unassuming, no fuss Italian deli and eatery located in Orange Grove. While this is no fine dining restaurant, it should be your first stop for delicious cheeses at decent prices. Here you will find special imported Italian cheeses, including Buffalo Mozarella (put this stuff on your homemade pizzas with a little basil), Provolone Piccante and Pecorino Romano. You can either purchase your cheese of choice from the deli, or design your own gourmet sandwich to enjoy at the eatery above the store.
Details: 169 Cnr Louis Botha Avenue & Fifth Street, Orange Grove | 011 728 2669
Cremalat Cheese & La Cucina Restaurant
Cremalat Cheese is Joburg’s official hidden cheesy gem. Tucked away in an industrial park which borders Kempton Park, this wholesale cheese deli is a must-visit. They import all sorts of Italian cheeses to delight your palate, as well as an array of weird and wonderful pastas and sweet treats. However, the star of this show is the on-site Italian restaurant, La Cucina. The Tuscan inspired decor transports you to another time and place all together. And, the food is to die for! Order their cheese and deli meats platter for two with a tall glass of white wine. It comes with a selection of Brie, Camembert, Pecorino and Smoked Mozzarella, plus freshly baked Ciabatta and loads of butter. You won’t regret it, we promise.
Details: Greenhills Industrial Estate, Sam Green Road, Tunney EXT 6 Elandsfontein, Edenvale | 011 822 8320
La Marina Foods
La Marina Foods are known for their wholesale seafood products and other imported delicacies. But, did you know that they also stock one of the widest and most diverse ranges of cheeses at their deli near Greenstone Mall? Plus, they have an extensive online store where you can buy as much cheese as you like. With everything from Dutch Gouda to 6 month matured Boerenkaas cheddar and mini Brie with mushroom, there is bound to be a cheese for you. If you are willing to travel to the far East of Joburg, stop by their in-house restaurant for a serving of fried halloumi fingers with your choice of marmalade (yum!).
Details: 7 Platinum Drive, Longmeadow, North Business park, Lethabong | 011 608 3277
Cheese Gourmet & Cheese Cafe
Cheese Gourmet delivers exactly what its name promises – gourmet cheese! They supply only the best South African cheeses, including Raclette, Provolone, Goat’s cheese and Gorgonzola. Cheese Gourmet is a treasure to the residents of Linden, boasting an impressive deli section and an eatery called the Cheese Cafe. Most of the items on the restaurants menu feature cheese. In addition, they have two delicious cheese platter options to choose from. Order a platter for one or two, and make your selection of cheese to enjoy – the options are a combo of French, Italian and Mild European cheeses or Swiss or Exotic and Sharp & Tangy goudas.
Details: 3rd Avenue, 71 A 7th St, Linden | 011 888 5384
EB Social Kitchen & Bar
The EB Social Kitchen and Bar in Hyde Park is not a cheese restaurant per say, but they feature a number of cheesy dishes on their menu. Start your meal with fried Kataifi-wrapped halloumi fingers with Chermoula dressing. Next, move onto the thyme, pear and goat’s cheese salad. Ask your waiter for wine pairing suggestions – the bar stocks both South African and imported wines, carefully selected according to world trends and customer demands. If you still have room for more, order the blue cheese and preserved Fig Josper burger. Talk about a cheese feast!
Details: 156 Hyde Ln, Johannesburg | 011 268 6039
Che Argentine Grill Maboneng
Looking for an Argentine grill that serves some of the tastiest cheese dishes in Joburg? Visit Che Argentine Grill in Maboneng. While a grillhouse may not be your first instinct to visit for a cheese fix, this place offers something both comfortingly familiar and a little out of the box. Their menu is divided into tapas and main meals, both of which feature an array of cheesy delights. Vegetarians, try out the Table De Quesos tapas platter – it features olives, gorgonzola, mancino, padano and pecorino cheese. Meat lovers, go for the sharing board of cold meats and cheeses – this includes salami, coppa and serrano ham, Lonza Stagionata Olives, padano, mancino, pecorino and Gorgonzola cheese. What more could you ask for?
Details: 303 Fox St, Maboneng | 011 614 0264
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