Simon Johnson Providore
This well-stocked shop on Toorak Road has been providing Melburnians with top-quality cheese and goods for 25 years.
Leave it to a stroll through Simon Johnson in Toorak to transform a midweek meal into a gourmet feast. Simon Johnson started his providore chain in Sydney in 1992, and with the namesake brand now boasting five retail stores across Australia, the company's Melbourne location is no less impressive than the others.
The Toorak location is a modern space chock-full of products held in easily navigable floor-to-ceiling shelves holding bottles, jars and kitchenware. Selling products from its sister companies — Calendar Cheese, Black Pearl Epicure and Australia on a Plate — Simon Johnson has access to some of the finest gourmet products in the market. Di Martino in Dolce and Gabbana designed packaging, Valrhona french chocolates and British-made Montgomery's clothbound cheddar are just a few products provided in the popular hampers sold in-store and online.
Like any notable providore, the staff are knowledgeable and eager to help you find just the right ingredients to elevate any recipe. If you're searching for a dinner party winner or special occasion treat, you'll be able to find it here.