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That's Amore Cheese

This deli and producer in Melbourne's north has an enviable fromage cabinet, house-made gelato and a cheese-laden brunch menu.
By Libby Curran
March 08, 2019
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That's Amore Cheese

This deli and producer in Melbourne's north has an enviable fromage cabinet, house-made gelato and a cheese-laden brunch menu.
By Libby Curran
March 08, 2019
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With a cafe, food store and classroom — all with a firm focus on formaggio — That's Amore is a veritable haven for cheese lovers. Founded by a Sicilian cheesemaker and now main cheese supplier for top eateries all across Melbourne, this award-winning producer sure knows its stuff.

The retail space at the Thomastown headquarters is a one-stop shop for dairy delights, boasting a broad-ranging deli selection that heroes That's Amore's own famed mozzarella and ricotta varieties, alongside both Italian and local grocery staples. An expert selection of cured meats, antipasti items and fresh bread is the stuff of seriously enviable cheese boards. The newly minted That's Amore Gelato range is also on show, featuring dreamy artisan gelato and gelato-based desserts.

As for the cafe, it's a cheery spot for settling in over a coffee and some cheese-infused fare. The new weekend brunch menu (available from 8am–3pm) makes a star of the house cheese creations, with the likes of bagels loaded with crumbed caciotta cheese, rocket and fried egg, the fresh burrata teamed with smashed avo and a homemade potato rosti, and ricotta scrambled eggs starring pork and fennel sausage. The stuffed porchetta rolls and oozy cannoli prove ever-popular, or you can go the whole hog with one of the cheese platters.

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