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Penny's Cheese Shop

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A wheel of white mould cheese
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Time Out says

Curds are the word at this ace cheese shop in Potts Point

We've heard rumours that some Potts Point apartments don't even come with ovens, because when you live in an area with a multitude of great dining options, why would you cook at home? The latest addition to this eastern Sydney enclave of deliciousness is Penny's Cheese Shop, making it even easier to have a cheeseboard for dinner.

The store is run by Penny Lawson, who you may have come across selling beautifully aged French cheeses at markets and stalls across Sydney (those cheese toasties at Wildflower brewery were also hers). Now she's got permanent digs with cold rooms filled with local and international fromage, like the alpine Section 28 Monfote, a Pecora Dairy Bloomy (so wrinkled and lactic) and a mixed milk robiola, plus the necessary accoutrements like honey, crackers, bread and quince paste. In fact, if you're planning on a cheese tower in place of a wedding cake, she can sort you out there, too. 

Thankfully, she's brought back those those ridiculously, outrageously indulgent cheese toasties as well, because the only thing better than a toastie filled with cheese, is a toastie that also wears cheese on the outside like a salty, crisp coat of armour. Lawson grates an ever-changing line-up of four kinds of cheese (!) and layers them all on the outside (!!) and within (!!!) – you can also add optional jalapeños and ham, and probably should.

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Time Out editors


4 Roslyn St
Potts Point
Opening hours:
Tue, Wed 10am-5pm; Thu, Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 8.30am-4pm
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