425 Bourke Street,
Surry Hills (St Margaret’s)
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 7.30pm
Saturday 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday 10.00am - 6.00pm
It was a rainy Saturday lunchtime & Buggles & Squeak decided to head to Formaggi Ocello to sample some of the cheese & cured meats on offer.
Buggles and Squeak love cheese in all its wonderful & varied forms, so we were really looking forward to our lunch.
Formaggi Ocello offers a huge selection of cheese which includes;
soft goat cheese & ripe white mould and wash rind cheese from Australia, Italy & France;
blue cheese from Australia, Italy, France, Spain & UK;
semi-hard and hard sheep, goat, cow, buffalo & mixed milk cheeses from Australia, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland & Holland.
They also have premium cured hams available freshly sliced. From Italy – Proscuitto San Daniele & Proscuitto di Parma.
From Spain – Jamon Serrano and Iberico.
Locally - Free Range salami, leg ham, pancetta, bresola & culatello.
Add to this a range of organic sourdoughs, grissini, mustard fruits, jams & honeys & you can see Formaggi Ocello is a one stop shop for all things indulgent.
The great thing is, you can sit instore & sample some of the great cheese & cured meats available.
We decided to order a Premium Cheese Plate along with a Salumi Plate.
The Premium Cheese plate is selection of three premium cheeses with accompaniments for $35.
The three cheeses today were;
Basajo - a soft sheep's milk blue soaked in moscato. This cheese had a rich velvety texture with a hit of fruitiness, it was sinfully divine!
Our cheeses were accompanied by crisp bread, grissini, muscatels & mustard fruits.
Formaggi Ocello also offer cheese & wine matching which Buggles & I will be sure to try next visit.
The Salumi plate ($25) included; Prosciutto, salami, bresola, mortadella & jamon, with pecorino & feta and organic sourdough bread.
The meat is sliced to order & is incredibly fresh & full of flavour.
All in all this was a most pleasant & relaxed lunch & very reasonably priced.