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Guest Blog by Emma Kate Co. 


A day after first meeting the Adelady girls, they had me on the job. My mission? Review the best cheese boards that Adelaide has to offer. Recruit a friend, if possible (and let’s be honest, that was never going to be a problem… cheese fancier friends are a prerequisite in my world).

Over the course of the next few weeks, I was presented with a delightful display of Queso (Spanish), Fromage (French), Formaggio (Italian) and cheese (Australian). I became accustomed to some new adjectives and dairy descriptors – penicillium candidum rind. Salty and strong. Washed. Blue. Chalky interiors and ‘hay’ aromas (yes, really!) Cheese coma. Mouth melty (okay, so maybe I made that one up).

I’ve sampled Taleggio Luigi Guffanti Dop from Italy, and Queso Mezcla Curado, from La Mancha, Spain. Hola! And Ossau Iraty, a french variety I was already quite familiar with thanks to Waitrose in London (and the french ex-boyfriend). Basically, it was all delicous. And in case you were wondering – the ex boyfriend? Not so much.

So here’s a curation of Adelaide’s best on offer. The long of the short of it? Go to all of them.


1. Udaberri

:: 11-13 Leigh St, Adelaide


Udaberri: Adelady

Udaberri: Adelady

2. Alpha Box & Dice

:: Lot 8 Olivers Rd, McLaren Vale


Alpha Box and Dice: Adelady

3. Flying Trunk

:: 70 King William Rd, Goodwood


FlyingTrunk: Adelady

4. Base Bar @ The Bath Hotel

:: 234 The Parade, Norwood


Base Bar: Adelady

Base Bar: Adelady

5. Mother Vine

:: 22 – 26 Vardon Avenue, Adelaide


MotherVine: Adelady

6. Bird in Hand

:: Bird In Hand Rd & Pfeiffer Road, Woodside


BirdInHand: Adelady

BirdInHand: Adelady

7. Proof

:: 9 Anster St, Adelaide


Proof: Adelady

8. The Lane

:: 5 Ravenswood Lane, Balhannah


TheLane; Adelady

Who made your list? Are we missing any? 


:: Photos by Emma Kate Co. ::

Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.


  • Shernae says:

    They all look incredible! I’d go to all of them in a heartbeat if I could. This makes me want to swing by Neal’s Yard Dairy and pick some delicious British cheese on my way home tonight

  • Jess says:

    How good is Bird in Hand winery!
    One of my favourites that isn’t on there is Lobethal Road Winery, affordable and delicious cheese and produce platters (and even better wines)
    Adding all these ones to my to do lists they look great! x

  • Louise says:

    d’Arenberg Winery has a new cafe called Polly’s! As d’Arry’s Verandah only does their amazing a la carte menu and degustation, it’s finally nice to be able to grab one of the best ” build your own” platters around and sit on a barrel outside and enjoy the magnificent views! You really must check it out…

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