Say cheers to cheese and put your orders in for local produce, Australian wine, European cheese and more. Perfect for a solo night in, a bubble buddy catch up or share house knock offs.
Where to order cheese and charcuterie
Ripe Cheese at Queen Victoria Market
Ripe Cheese has one of the ooziest cheese toasties in town. Deprive yourself no longer and order their decadent toastie online, delivered contact-free. When the weekend swings around and cheese night is upon you, make sure you’ve got one of their un-brie-lievable cheese packs locked and loaded. Pick cheeses from an all Australian range, then add your choice of crackers and wait for it to arrive at your door.
Want to go a little deeper on the cheese choices? Ripe now hosts virtual cheese tasting talks, highlighting delicious produce from different Victorian cheese makers. Book in now.
Milk the Cow
Indulge until the cows come home when you order one of Milk the Cow’s cheese boards delivered by Uber Eats. For $55, a selection of five cheeses are chosen by an in-house expert, paired with quince, muscatel clusters and house-made lavosh. Or try the three cheese pack, paired with quince and lavosh for $30. Add on salami, terrine or pate and have a Carlton cheese-fest from your couch.
Punch Lane Wine Bar
They’ve been in business for a quarter of a century, and they’re not stopping now. The hard working team behind Punch Lane have just introduced a number of at-home and delivery options, but we’re hanging out for the charcuterie and cheese selections. Plus, they’ve got wine and beer available at bottle-o prices. Punch their number into your phone and have a chat for more info, or order directly online.
Bill’s Farm at the Queen Victoria Market
From mascarpone to manchego, Bill’s got local and international cheese lovers sorted. Try Warnambool cheddar or pecorino from Tuscany paired with pate, olives, and an endless array of cured meats. Order from the Bill’s Farm website, and they’ll deliver within a 20km radius of the market. Delivery is free on order within 10km!
Got a mate riding solo? Send them the self-iso cheese ‘bored’. Three types of cheese, house made jam, pickled walnuts, lavosh and sourdough croutons makes for an ace night in. Be even kinder and donate a day or week of pantry staples to an at-risk person. You can even send them home cooked meals!
High cheese from Maker & Monger and The Westin
If you’re a cheese lover you won’t be able to pass up the High Cheese at Home high tea. In cahoots with Maker & Monger, they’ve paired Gouda scones and caramelised apricot butter. Plus baked camembert, truffled brie and other speciality cheeses. To finish, there’s cheesecake, madeleines and mulled wine.
Spring Street Grocer
The Spring Street Grocer is a must for home-cooked meals and sweet treats delivered through their virtual deli. Choose from a range of charcuterie board provisions, like fresh bread, hot smoked salmon, prosciutto, pickled veggies and gourmet crackers (including gluten free!). Got a dairy-free mate joining you? They can feast on cashew cheese, vegan feta, hemp chocolate and egg-free aioli. Jump online and your fromage feast is delivered in no time.
Where to order wine (or gin, or beer, or whisky…)
Blackhearts and Sparrows
Blackhearts and Sparrows‘ wines for the times collection offers fancy drops including Tempranillos, Fianos and Beaujolais. If you fancy something a bit more spirited, they can deliver Starwood Whiskey and various kinds of vermouth. And hard seltzers (the unofficial drink of spring) are now available in a near endless range of flavours. If you live within 12km of the city, they also offer $1 same day delivery!
This sweet no-nonsense bottle shop is a much loved part of Macaulay Road’s little village vibe. Support their cool community and order a bev or two via Uber Eats. Pair your triple cream brie with a rich bottle of red (Tahbilk cab sav anyone?) or go spicy with their house-made Macaulay cellars alcoholic ginger beer. A great range of local white wine, beer, rose and more are also available for delivery.
Blue cheese needs a very specific plonk pairing. Enter mulled wine from Bar Clara. They’re doing free delivery of this winter-time treat to the Melbourne metro area. They’ve also just launched a range of pineapple daiquiris, espresso martinis and mulled cider. Interstate shipping is a flat $10 rate, so order up.
Henry Street Brewhouse
Sweet and sour craft beers are a must try tipple trend. The crew from Henry Street Brewhouse have a refreshing mixed berry ale that ticks all the boxes. Or try the ‘Oaty Mc HopFace’ for a meme-able hoppy sesh. From German style lagers to light French sips, this range of locally brewed cans will never disappoint.
Little Lon Gin Distillery
Since 2018, Little Lon has been making some of the city’s best gin. From right inside a 140-year old heritage listed building, no less. While we wait to visit inside again, the online store is delivering the goods nation wide. Stock up on historically themed flavours like Ginger Mick and Little Miss Yoko, or opt for bottled negronis and unique martinis.
San Telmo have opened an online wine store (you’re welcome). Will you try a top shelf red, order an authentic Malbec or test your mixologist skills with a bottle of Pisco? Sip away as you bake their famous alfajores. A match made in heaven.
Urban Alley Brewery
Urban Alley has the capacity to produce 1 million litres of beer a year, and their unique eco-model means your sips are super sustainable. Settle in at home with a signature bev from their online store.
Atlantic Group at home
Sparkling wine, beer, pinot and more – Atlantic Group are doing it all, delivered. Check out their near endless range of cellar door supplies online. Make sure you pick a few treats from their snack and dessert range too. We think the red velvet lamingtons would go down very well with a bottle of Yering Station Chardonnay.
The Wigs Cellar
You can order a bottle or two from the Wigs Cellar, where they’ve been slinging bevs since 1892! The Wigs can deliver everything from a bottle of Four Pillars’ Rare Dry Gin to an entire tasting session. Future fun includes malbec nights and whisky flights.
City Wine Shop
Wine, dine and feel fine with the City Wine Shop‘s wine packs. Sold by the full or half dozen, they’ve got high end drops to keep your palate on point. The wine care dozen includes a bottle of champagne, so we know what we’ll be pouring beside our cheese night snacks. The team has also just introduced some delish bottled cocktails. Check their website for more.
Luxurious pantry picks, fancy mixed drinks and Japanese favourites are still available online from Calia. But we’ll be trying out the bottled cocktails as our first order of business. Now no one will know that you love to pair negronis with a cheeky pack of pocky.
Please drink responsibly. Metropolitan Melbourne is now in Stage 4 restrictions. Please note businesses may close or run out of stock at short notice: check with individual businesses. Make sure that you live within 5kms of the business before ordering for takeaway or click and collect. Observe the curfew from 9pm to 5am, and other restrictions. Please, be smart, be safe and follow directions from the Victorian Government.