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LOOKING SHARP: Cheese plates you need to try in Newcastle

Photo by Lindsay Moe

Cheese the day and enjoy one of the many mouth-watering cheese plates local venues are serving up this weekend.

There really is something a little fancy about a round of drinks accompanied by a board of delectable morsels and cheesy goodness.

Here’s a just five of our favourite plates around town that will certainly have you Looking sharp.

Earp Distilling Co.

They call it Carrodise for a reason, and Earp Distilling Co is really the cherry on top. Their luscious board features double cream brie, a blue cheese, seasonal fruits, pickled vegetables (the carrots are next level yum) and this amazing honey that will have you wanting to lick the bowl. It can be enjoyed with numerous gin-based cocktails from their amazing lineup and is a must-try when you visit the Carrington based distillery.

ADDRESS: 41 Darling St, Carrington NSW 2294
PHONE: (02) 8317 5777


The cheese and charcuterie board at Babylon is the perfect accompaniment to an early evening of cocktail drinking. It features a selection of cured meats, artesian cheeses & house-made accompaniments and goes down pretty well with a glass or two of bar’s classic Old Fashioned.

ADDRESS: 145 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
PHONE: 02 4023 8443

Signal Box

Planning a walk along the foreshore? Want to add a little bit of yum to your stroll? Then we suggest stopping in at Signal Box for a glass of wine and a cheeseboard. On this little number, you’ll find a triple cream brie, aged cheddar, quince & apple paste, oat biscuits, wafers and candied walnuts. It will turn that arvo into a moment to remember.

ADDRESS: 155 Wharf Rd, Newcastle NSW 2300
PHONE: (02) 4916 4646

Honeysuckle SOCIAL

Vintage Chedder, Brie, Blue Cheese, fruits, nuts and lavoosh is what you’ll find on Honeysuckle SOCIAL’s cheese plate. It’s a great way to kick off a session in Honeysuckle and the venue’s open air laid back vibes will keep you around for a few rounds and maybe even a spot of dinner.

ADDRESS: 11 Honeysuckle Dr, Newcastle NSW 2300
PHONE: (02) 4929 7790

Pork Ewe Deli

Keen for some of this decadence in the comfort of your own home? Well, we can’t think of a better place to grab a takeaway cheese plate to enjoy in your pyjamas than Newcastle’s favourite European delicatessen. Pork Ewe Deli boasts a lineup of artisan imported & local cheese, charcuterie & fancy groceries. Your Netflix and chill just got upgraded.

ADDRESS: 144 Maitland Rd, Mayfield NSW 2304
PHONE: (02) 4906 8774

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