The best artisanal Australian cheese awaits Melbourne foodies at Ripe Cheese in Dairy Hall at Queen Victoria Market. You won’t find anything European on the shelves at this deli, where there’s more than 50 varieties of Aussie cheese with half the products made locally in Victoria. One of co-owner Hakim’s core philosophies is to ensure cheese continues to be made from Australian milk, to support the dairy industry and family-owned artisan cheesemakers. There’s also the city’s best triple-cheese toastie available until sold out, made with gooey mozzarella, tasty vintage cheddar, a smear of blue and caramelised champagne leeks, on sourdough. Pick up some Berrys Creek Riverine Blue to go with quince paste, cardamom and rose; or Woombye Truffle Triple Brie, alongside fig paste, pear and fennel.
Dairy Hall, Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne CBD 3000 VIC - See Map
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