It gets very busy this time of year. So that we can accomodate your cheese needs please place your orders online and state in the delivery notes your preferred delivery date or pick update. If you have a specific order please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Deliveries and Store Pick Up
For Sydney Customers please place your order by Friday 18th December as this is your last day to place your online order for a secured dispatch before Christmas and to secure your Cheeses for collection on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th December.
Interstate customers – cut off is Friday 11th December to receive goods before Christmas. Any orders received after this date, next dispatch will be after 4th January 2021.
Christmas Trading Hours 2020/2021
Sunday 20th December – 11am-6pm
Monday 21st December – 9.30am-6pm
Tuesday 22nd December – 9.30am-6pm
Wednesday 23rd December – 9.30am-6pm
Thursday 24th December – 9.30am-6pm
Friday 25th December – CLOSED
Saturday 26th December – CLOSED
Sunday 27th December – CLOSED
Monday 28th December – CLOSED
Tuesday 29th December – OPEN 9.30am-6pm
Wednesday 30th December – OPEN 9.30am-6pm
Thursday 31st December – OPEN 9.30am-6pm
2021Friday 1st January – CLOSED
Saturday 2nd January – CLOSED
Sunday 3rd January – CLOSED
Monday 4th January – CLOSED
Tuesday 5th January 2021 – normal trading hours onwards
If you enjoy good cheeses and want to find out more about them, join Formaggi Ocello’s Cheese Club or purchase it as a gift. As a member of this unique cheese subscription, you receive four carefully selected cheeses, in peak condition, chosen for the season. Each month a new selection of cheeses will be delivered. A great way of discovering new cheeses.
The Cheese Club selection is sent by overnight courier leaving on the first Monday of each month starting on 4th January 2021. Select from a 1-month, 2-month or 3-month subscription. Buy now
When you purchase our Cheese Club subscription online, you’ll receive an immediate, personalised Cheese Club welcome letter by email so it’s also perfect for a last minute gift!
- 4 carefully selected cheeses
- Tasting notes and serving suggestions
- Available Australia-wide
NB: Cheeses cut to approximately 150-180g unless it’s a portion cheese weighing less.
Create your own gourmet hamper!
Start with our hamper box, then browse our online store and add what you like. You can completely customise what goodies you include – choose from cheeses, cured meats, balsamic vinegars and extra virgin olive oils, artisan pasta, gourmet cheese accompaniments, truffle products, panforte, biscotti, chocolates, olives and more!
Beautifully presented hamper box which includes a gift card – just complete the details during the check-out process. Stuck for ideas? Check out our pre-made hampers for some inspiration.
Please note, Sydney and Melbourne Metro only. The dimensions are 36cm long by 27cm wide by 8cm high. $10
See our story on Business Australia’s member story. It’s been an amazing 19 years and our passion for cheese and the industry grows stronger and stronger.
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With the restrictions easing slightly, no doubt that our Cheese and Wine Nights will be starting back soon!
But in the meantime it’s fun exploring cheese and wine matches, especially if you stumble upon that match made in heaven where the cheese and wine compliment each other perfectly, revealing different flavours and taste-bud-tingling harmony with every new mouthful.
While it’s not an exact science, here’s some tips to get you on your merry cheese and wine matching way:
Like for Like
Flavour-wise, some cheeses and wines have a lot in common which can create a happy match. If you have a goat’s cheese with a fresh, light, acidic flavour like Holy Goat La Luna Ring it will work a charm with Moorilla Muse Sauvignon Blanc – which also has a crisp, slightly acidic finish.
On the other hand, some cheeses work best with their complete wine opposite, case in point: the strong, salty flavours of Roquefort paired with the cloyingly sweet, honey-like notes in a Muscat, such as Domiane de Coyuex
Or pair a decadent triple cream like Mini Delice with Black Truffle with Champagne or Blanc de Blanc– the lightness of the bubbles helps cut through the incredible richness of the cheese and highlight the underlying creaminess.
The old adage ‘what grows together, goes together’ is a simple rule of thumb that can be applied to cheese and wine pairing. Generally, cheeses and wines from the same region will partner well – some classic examples include this Castelmagno and Barbera from Piedmont in Italy.
Above all else, this is probably the most important consideration. You don’t want your wine to overwhelm your cheese, and vice versa. Regardless of whether you are looking for complimentary flavours, or contrasting, always try to match the ‘level’ of the flavour in your cheese to that of your wine. The stronger the cheese, the fuller-bodied the wine should be, for example:
- Lighter bodied match: Berry’s Creek Brie and Chardonnay
- Medium bodied match: French Comté and Pinot Noir
- Full bodied match: Matured English Cheddar and Cabernet Sauvignon
Having a zoom virtual meeting with clients or team members? Need a little cheese, wine and other goodies to enjoy together in this new way? We are here to help!
We are able to deliver to multiple areas and locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and ACT using a refrigerated courier.
We work closely with you to ensure this process goes as smoothly as possible. All you have to do is choose your favourite cheeses, wines and other goodies and we will do the rest.
Let us know know your budget and we can create “zoom care packs” for your team members or clients.
We have some options below to consider please see the links:
Or contact us at email@example.com and let us know what you would like with your budget and we can assist as best we can.
Our grazing boxes are perfect to take to an office meeting, afternoon at the park, friends gathering and many more occasions to enjoy good food. All our boxes are designed to cater up to ten people.
Antipasto Box – Order Now
– One Italian Buffalo Mozzarella
– Black & Sicilian Olives
– Sliced Spicy Caccatorie Salami & Sliced Saucisson
– A selection of two hard cheeses
– Mini Lingue
All packed in a convenient catering box.
Grazing Box – Order Now
– A selection of freshly sliced curred meats: Ham, Nujia, Proscuitto, Bresola, Mortadella
– A selection of our finest cheeses: Truffle Brie, Camembert, Horbacher (Swiss cheese)
– A selection of premium accompaniments: Mini Rubata, Mini Lingue , Fresh Fruits, Panforte, Figs and Olives
All packed in a convenient catering box.
We love cheese at Ocello, and especially Italian Slow Food Cheeses that we select and import ourselves. We were thrilled to be able to join the Italian Food Festival on Sunday 26th August 2018 and more to showcase on Channel 7 some of our unique artisan Cheeses. Check out the video of Carmelo Ocello talking about Pecorino.
We are chuffed to have been listed as one of the world’s most amazing cheese shops over on the UK Telegraph website. You can read the story here.