Fromage feast: get cheeseboards delivered to your door in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates
Treat yourself to a selection of the finest pre-prepared platters at home
A good cheeseboard is up there as one of the finest indulgences. Whether it's the way you choose to end your meal, or a treat for a special occasion, a fromager-crafted cheeseboard is a work of art.
Here in the UAE, there is no shortage of delivery options, and cheese platters are no exception.
Here's how to get the finest dairy bites delivered to your door. Our selection includes everything from cheese subscriptions, to boards curated by region, flavour and style.
Online gourmet grocer Chez Charles has a Cheese Room, where you can buy cheese selections by the number of people it's feeding. A four to six-person platter costs Dh160, six to eight costs Dh240 and a 10 to 12-person board costs Dh390.
Chez Charles doesn't specify the exact cheese included in each, but it does say they are "specially selected by Xavier David in France, and specially put together by Chez Charles for you to have a glorious Cheese experience."
Chez Charles only delivers in Dubai; more information is available at www.chezcharles.ae
Grand Gourmet Grocer
Grand Gourmet Grocer sells pre-made cheese and cold-cut platters by size. The boards include five artisan cheeses (Moliterno, Xavier David Camembert or Brie, Castagno, Shropshire Blue, Comte) served with grapes and crackers, or customers can build their own on a price-on-application basis. For two people it costs Dh160, for four people it costs Dh275 and for eight it's Dh510. Or you can go for a cheese and cold-cuts selection, with four artisan cheeses (including Moliterno, Xavier David Camembert and Castagno) and three cold cuts (cecina de Leon, bresaola and beef chorizo) on a platter with grapes and crackers. They cost Dh190 for two, Dh315 for four and Dh520 for eight people.
Grand Gourmet Grocer only delivers in Dubai; more information is available at www.grandgourmetgrocer.com
Jones the Grocer
The Australian grocery brand and cafe is known for its refrigerated cheese rooms in-house. Selling cheeseboards by country, it has an English (Dh200), Swiss (Dh229), French (Dh249) and Italian cheeseboards (Dh249), as well as the fromager's favourite selection for Dh229, a cheese and meat selection for Dh149 and a truffle cheeseboard for Dh259. It also sells actual cheeseboards, if you're looking for the right platter to present your dairy on at post-quarantine dinner parties.
Jones the Grocer delivers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi; more information is available at www.jonesthegrocer.com
High-end food store Les Gastronomes offers a sizeable selection of cheeses to curate your own cheeseboard with, however, it also sells two pre-made platters – Le Classique Cheese Platter (Dh300) and the Cheese Party Platter (Dh350). The Classique selection comes with five cheeses, two sourdough baguettes (to bake at home) and one pack of The Fine Cheese Co crackers. The Cheese Party Platter includes five cheeses, olives, antipasti, chutney, crackers and a baguette.
Les Gastronomes delivers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi; more information is available at www.lesgastronomes.ae
The truly dairy-committed can get a cheese selection, coming to one kilogram in total, delivered to their door for Dh199, monthly. A range of five different French cheeses will be brought to your doorstep between the 20th and 25th of each month. Past selections include Brillat-Savarin, Pave du Larzac, Le Severac, Bleu Cendre, Rond a la truffe d'ete; and Comte 10 Months Aged, Rigotte de Condrieu, Bleu d'Auvergne, Camembert de Normandie, Boulette d'Avesnes. There is no commitment, delivery is free and the website is currently offering 10 per cent off first orders. The site also sells cheeses individually.
Maison Duffour delivers across the UAE; more information is available at www.maisonduffour.com
Secrets Fine Food
Secrets Fine Food sells selections of French farm cheeses, starting at Dh195 for the classic 700g platter, going up to Dh240 for the exquisite, 1kg selection, and Dh460 for the ultimate 2kg selection – all of which include five different cheeses. There is also a 10kg option, with 15 cheeses, for Dh2,350.
Secrets Fine Food delivers across the UAE; more information is available at www.secretsfinefood.com
Updated: May 10, 2020 10:42 AM