The Cheese Pleaser
Sharyn de Kort has a particular skill. She's very, very good at making cheese boards.
Always in demand for parties, de Kort decided to turn her talents first to organising cheese festivals around Australia, and then to starting a catering company and market stall, The Cheese Pleaser, with her son and Moda-trained chef Sebastiaan. Now the two have a fromagerie and takeaway cafe by the same name on Adelaide Street.
From the outside The Cheese Pleaser might seem like any other tiny takeaway shop in the city, but step inside and you're hit with the unmistakeable scent of good strong cheese being toasted between very buttery bread. It only uses top ingredients: great cheese, organic pane bread from Le Vain, all hand sliced.
The toasties and cheese platters may be the original stars, but The Cheese Pleaser also offers workers full takeaway meals.
The specials change all the time thanks to the de Korts' commitment to local suppliers and regular visits to the market. Recent highlights include roasted Scenic Rim chicken with fennel and rosemary kipfler potatoes, and confit duck leg with roasted Jerusalem artichoke.