Formaggi Ocello was established in 2001, retailing to cheese enthusiasts across Sydney via the Growers Markets at Pyrmont, North Sydney and Fox Studios.
From humble beginnings all those years ago with a hand-ladled goats cheese from Queensland, we now have over 200 local and international cheeses on offer at our store in Surry Hills.
Determined to source only the finest products, each year we travel extensively throughout Europe to discover new cheeses for the Australian market. Our specialty is rare cheeses and we take great pride in selecting cheeses that have been made in certain seasons at altitudes where animals roam freely and milk quality is at its best. To maintain its condition, we air freight fresh cheese and then transfer it to our purpose-built maturation room which is visible to customers in the store. Storage in the maturation room allows the cheeses to age to perfection in specific temperature and humidity conditions.
At Formaggi Ocello we love our cheese and handle our cheese with extreme care. When purchasing cheeses from Formaggi Ocello we guarantee that our products are in excellent condition and are of the highest quality. We cater for all tastes and budgets and our extremely friendly staff are enthusiastic about letting you sample before you buy. We also have great cheese accompaniments to be enjoyed with your cheeses, such as fresh bread, crisp breads, jams, mustard fruits and fresh seasonal fruits. We also have premium cured hams from Italy and Spain, and local leg ham and salami freshly sliced.
Our store captures everything about our European background and la Dolce Vita – excellent cheese, produce, wines, food, coffee and service. Come in and enjoy the experience, we look forward to sharing our love of cheese and fine foods with you.
Carmelo & Sogna Ocello