Here’s some great cheese shops in Delhi and some terrible cheese jokes worthy of any Christmas cracker. Are you ready? What kind of cheese do you use to disguise a small horse?
Awful. I know. But there’s worse to come.
If you want to know where to find some great cheese shops in the capital you’ll have take on the cheese jokes. That’s the trade off. Deal? Okay. Scroll on.
Passion Cheese, Saket Citywalk Mall
Stocking 100% pure vegetarian cheeses, this mall based outlet serves up foreign favourites as well as cheeses that have been specially created for Indian taste buds. Yes, we’re talking about cumin, coriander and garlic flavours fused with full on diary goodness.
Passion Cheese website will tell you what’s in stock and how to get here.
Which is the most religious cheese? Swiss, because it is holy.
Flanders Diary Products at the Cheese Ball, Mehar Chand Marg, Lodi Colony
The idea behind Flanders Diary Products started in 1983 when a young Indian with a love for cheese travelled to Flanders, Belgium to take up a cheese apprenticeship.
Sunil Bhu was that boy and he came back to Delhi a cheese man. He created a farm to make his own ingredients and started manufacturing cheeses using the name Flanders Diary Products. Since 2007 The Cheese Ball has been the exclusive outlets for his cheese.
The shop also stocks imported cheeses. Find out more on the Cheese Ball website.
How do you handle dangerous cheese? Caerphilly
Steakhouse, Jor Bagh Market
For the past 50 years the Steakhouse has been serving a fine selection of cheese and meats to the residents of this little colony in South Delhi. In this time word has got round about what’s on offer and folk now travel here from far around.
Not only does the steakhouse stock foreign and Indian cheeses (the Pondicherry Cheddar is worth tucking into), there’s a selection meats too. Add in speciality bread, provided by the German Bakery and crackers from abroad and you’ve got the cheese and meat board covered.
At number 13/8 Jor Bagh Market, next door to the bookshop. Here’s a google map.
Which cheese do cyclists carry with them? Paneer (get it?)
(Three in One) Le Marche, Modern Bazaar and Big Bazaar
Le Marche, Modern Bazaar and Big Bazaar are the closest things that you’ll get to supermarkets in India.
These places specialise in Indian and imported food stuffs and their refrigerators come with good selection of foreign and Indian cheeses.
Things vary from brand to brand and shop to shop, but you’ll get a good choice of cheeses to choose from. Find out more about Le Marche at this website, the Modern Bazaar here and the Big Bazaar at this site
What did the Cheese salesman say? That cheese may be Gouda, but this one is Feta!
Food Hall, 4 stores in the NCR
Food Hall has four stores in Delhi that are packed with ingredients from all around the world. As you’d expect in a place like this there are plenty of cheeses waiting to be taken from the fridges and be given a good home.
What did the cheese say when it looked in the mirror? Halloumi (Hello me)