Enormously popular Asian dessert chain Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart officially launches in Brisbane on Friday at its brand new Myer Centre store.

It’s just the second kiosk in Queensland and to celebrate, Hokkaido is giving out 100 free tarts between 4pm and 5pm.

If you’re yet to see the queues in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide or the Gold Coast, the tarts are sticky and sweet, buttery and cheesy. They’re made with three different kinds of cheese and are set in a shortcrust shell – crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle.

Hokkaido, Japan’s northern-most island, is renowned for its dairy products; it produces half of all Japan’s milk and 90 per cent of its natural cheese. What we’re getting here will be a close replica, made with local cheese. The tarts taste completely different heated compared to when they’re served cold (we suggest you try both). You’ll find them in the Myer Centre, just follow your nose (or the queues).

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart
Shop 006A, Myer Centre, 91 Queen Street, Brisbane