A backpacking holiday through France during the early 90’s was the inspiration for the creation of The Smelly Cheese Shop at Adelaide Central Market. Local chefs and cheese lovers soon discovered that this little gem was showcasing products that South Australians had not seen before. The word spread and demand grew for this carefully selected range of specialty cheese. Ongoing visits to cheese makers from all over Australia and the world, allows us to select the best on offer. Twenty years on, we are still discovering exciting new cheeses to deliver to you.
The Smelly Cheese Shop Online was created as a result of interstate visitors to our store at Adelaide Central Market, asking how they could get our cheese after they returned home. So in 2007 we began delivering cheese to your door.
The Smelly Cheese Club
The Smelly Cheese Club was born out of a passion for cheese and all things cheese related and a desire to share this passion far and wide. We have continued to meet with cheese makers, producers and affineurs, travelling extensively to source unique and beautiful cheese. This is an opportunity to experience exclusive, hand selected cheeses that may only appear for a short season, be available in very limited amounts or are perhaps made especially by a cheese maker just for cheese club members.
At Smelly Cheese HQ, we search out the best of the best, creating stunning cheese selections that we offer to Club members regularly throughout the year. This is a way of introducing you to new products, limited production items or seasonally available products.
We now buy directly from cheese makers Australia wide, as well as France, Italy, Spain, UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA. We travel widely to visit cheese makers on the farm and in the factory, and work with them to bring the cream of their products to you – and in the condition they intended.
We have attracted a passionate team of cheese enthusiasts, ex-chefs, and even ex-cheesemakers, who bring their expertise to delivering quality cheese to you. Our team continue to develop their skills, training at The Artisan Cheese Making Academy of Australia in Adelaide and Academie Opus Caseus in France. Many of us spend our holidays working alongside our suppliers to increase our knowledge.