Fresh artisanal cheese, gourmet Italian groceries and cafe at this one-stop-shop
That’s Amore Cheese is known for its love and passion for quality cheesemaking, but many Melburnians do not realise that the Cheesery at the company’s HQ in Thomastown is a food mecca that is a must-visit destination.
A one-stop shop to stock up on the freshest artisanal cheese, deli meats and gourmet groceries, the Cheesery allows food lovers the chance to indulge and treat themselves to an exceptional selection of produce carefully curated by That’s Amore Cheese.
In the Deli, shoppers can browse a huge range of deli meats with a premium selection of imported and local cuts including prosciutto (di Parma and San Daniele), mortadella, guanciale, speck and bresaola. Visitors will be transported overseas when they see the thinly sliced salumi packed just like it would be at a deli in Italy.
The Cheesery is also renowned for its succulent, house-made Abruzzese-style Porchetta – tender and juicy roast pork stuffed with aromatic herbs covered in perfectly crunchy crackling. The Porchetta can be purchased by the kilo or, if customers can’t wait, it is served up at the Cheesery cafe in a roll or on a plate with sides.
And if the pantry is looking a little empty, shoppers can stock up on a variety of Italian favourites alongside local goods. Wine lovers will love the selection of both local and imported wines, and home cooks will be spoilt for choice with the Cheesery’s huge variety of olive oils, infusions and artisanal pasta. Baci chocolate and Italian biscuits will satisfy those with a sweet tooth while the selection of traditional Teste di Moro ceramics are perfect gifts. The That’s Amore team takes pride in sourcing the best imported products from Italy as well as sourcing locally to support small businesses. That’s Amore Cheesery also sells ready-made meals, such as pizza, arancini, pasta and lasagne, to make midweek eating a breeze.
Of course, many visit the Cheesery for the full range of That’s Amore cheeses! From Fior di Latte to fresh Ricotta, That’s Amore’s cheeses are made daily on-site – it doesn’t get any fresher – using traditional Italian recipes and methods that are naturally free from preservatives and artificial colours. Striving for quality taste, That’s Amore only uses farm-fresh milk that is non-homogenised, pasteurised, and sourced locally in Victoria.
When visiting, a must-try is the fresh ricotta calda, which is hot ricotta served up straight out of production, available Monday to Friday, 8 am – 10 am. The buffalo mozzarella is handmade and delectably smooth, packaged in a bag just like in Italy. That’s Amore also produces some hard to find cheeses like squacquerone, which is quite similar to stracchino. And the cheese journey doesn’t end there – those looking for a unique flavoured cheese will love That’s Amore’s one of a kind flavoured cheese range, featuring products like their popular botanical gin cheese. Plus, there’s always cheese samples available to taste if guests want to try before they buy.
Melburnians wanting to do their bit for the environment can also bring in their own reusable containers when buying cheese and milk.
After loading up on delicious cheeses, deli goods and other produce for the week, customers can rest their legs and recharge at the the Cheesery Cafe, the perfect place to go for delicious food where cheese is the star of the show. Here, diners are treated to a complete breakfast and lunch menu designed to feature That’s Amore’s freshly made cheese using traditional Italian recipes and locally sourced, seasonal produce, such as antipasto, panini and pasta dishes. That’s Amore also releases weekly specials featuring their quality cheeses, such as burrata or stracciatella. Completing the That’s Amore experience is a barista-made coffee, available alongside freshly filled Cannoleria ricotta cannoli for dessert, with new weekly flavours available from their dessert cabinet.
For more information on That’s Amore Cheesery visit, https://thatsamorecheese.com.au/pages/cheesery.
For the latest Cafe menu visit, https://bit.ly/3NScuGF