It’s not often that I bite into a slab of bread and jam and become unexpectedly delighted,
but that’s just what happened when I picked up breakfast from The Cheese Pleaser.
Newly opened in Adelaide Street, not far from Ted’s Camera shop and Noosa Chocolate Factory, The Cheese Pleaser’s house-made brioche spread with their house-made confiture (that’s fancy talk for jam) was a wonderfully textured mouthful.
Well known to Brisbane cheese lovers, Sharon de Kort and her son Sebastiaan have been a frequent sight at Brisbane markets with at The Cheese Pleaser stall highlighted by an oozing wheel of hot, creamy cheese.
Local cheese on the shelves
Now the stall has morphed into CBD premises promising a perfect breakfast stop before a hard day at the office, treats for morning and afternoon teas, and impossible to resist lunches. The shelves are filled with the sort of cheeses that make a cheese lover’s heart melt, like the rounds of brie and camembert produced locally by Woombye Cheese.
Expect to find a delicatessen and fromagerie stocking high-quality cheese and things to go with it along with life essentials such as quality salted caramel chocolate.
Sebastiaan is heading the kitchen and creates daily treats such as house-made brioche which is served with his own jams and bruschetta with ricotta, chevre and confit tomato.
Artisan cheese toasties
Lunch offerings change daily but may include treats such as confit duck salad with a fennel orange salad or fresh mozzarella with heirloom tomatoes.
Their artisan cheese toasties range includes a signature four cheese mix made with organic pane (fancy word for bread) and two other varieties. There’s also a croque-monsieur (a gourmet French version of a toasted ham and cheese sandwich).
As they work into full swing, The Cheese Pleaser will offer take-home meals. It will be all too tempting to pick up dinner on the way home from work as they plan to stay open until 6 pm.
Find the Cheese Pleaser
Find The Cheese Pleaser at 158 Adelaide Street, Brisbane. It opens Monday to Saturday from 7 am.
Ed+bK rating: 4/5 stars
A new venue with true local heart dedicated to sharing great cheese and great food.
Bottom line: Salads range from $12 to $16.50, toasties $12, coffee $3.50.
Must try: The Single O coffee here is just as good as the cheese, with a rounded choc flavour that is reminiscent of a creamy hot chocolate. Delicious!
Disclaimer: Ed+bK was a guest of the Cheese Pleaser.