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The Cheese Cellar, Spring Street Grocer

Restaurants Melbourne
4 out of 5 stars
Spring Street Grocer Cheese Cellar
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Spring Street Grocer, purveyor of Melbourne’s best sorbetti and foie gras sandwiches, is blowing our minds one more time with the addition of the Cheese Cave

Exciting things are happening in Melbourne car parks at the moment. The best of which includes Con Christopoulos converting the carport under Spring Street Grocer into a delicious cheese cave.

Descending the tight spiral staircase is like sinking into a pit of wet socks – but don't let that detract you. It's an Art Deco wonderland of white and emerald tiles where you can eat lactose-laden lunches and do workshops. Behind a set of glass doors, you’ll find cheesemongers serving up tastes of truffled brie and tending tractor tyre-sized wheels of Comté from noon to 7pm. Yep, throw your hands up for a place that's open when you're actually free to shop.

Plan your visit when you’re homeward bound (if you’re packing a wedge of the soft, washed rind Livarot in your handbag, you are armed and disgusting). We can’t go past European gems like the soft vacherin that comes in a pot ready to be baked into a molten dip, or the L’Etivas – a hard gruyere, gritty with sweet, crunchy calcium crystals. We also love that you can get a tangy wedge of Bruny Island C2, Australia’s only raw milk cheese. If you get out with less than $50 worth of dairy and tiny pears from upstairs, you’ve a stronger will than we do.

This venue welcomes American Express




Address: Spring Street Grocer, Basement
157 Spring St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat noon-7pm
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