Say Cheese! - Guide to buying cheese in Tung Chung, Hong Kong

I love cheese, melted between two grilled slices of bread, spread across a cracker, garnished with freshly ground pesto or naked cheese. Point is, I love cheese just not in cake (for me a cake should be chocolatey not cheesy). Now that my love for cheese has been established lets see how it can be fulfilled. Tung chung (TC) unlike the Island doesn't have gourmet cheese stores, so you have to depend on the supermarkets for you cheese fill, and after looking around the cheese sections at most of them here is my pick

1. Taste
Fusion and taste have similar stuff since its owned by the same group but problem with fusion is that the options are limited and the cheese counter is often unmanned. On the other hand taste has a large array of cheeses available that you can 'taste' and purchase in desired quantities. Both stores also have regular cheeses in the cold section, but that is the case with most supermarkets. Besides blue stilton, brie and Camembert they have a number of Dutch and other soft cheeses. My favourites here are the fruit cheeses with cranberry or apricot and fresh parmesan

2. Market by Jason's place below La blu deux
Marketplace is the only supermarket in the area where I was able to get buffala mozzarella (fresh mozzarella made with buffalo milk). They have two or three brands stocking cow milk mozzarella here which is also available everywhere. Another cheese I like picking up from the gourmet section here is soft goat cheese without added herbs. This salty cheese pairs great with sweeter salads and beetroot.

3. Bhavika stores
You are probably wondering why I'm listing one of the Indian stores here. This is for my fellow Indians who grew up eating Amul and like me would sometimes crave it's processed flavour which works great in cookies (I love cheese even in cookies). They also stock the spicy garlic cheese spread from Amul which is perfect for lifting the flavour of sandwiches.

Some of the Wellcome superstores on the island have an okayish selection, but you can skip the ones in TC. I will keep exploring for more cheese options, in the mean while if you know a place that services good cheese in Tung Chung (not Discovery Bay), let me know in the comments section below.



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