The news that tiny Potts Point fromagerie, Penny’s Cheese Shop, is moving should come as a delight to fans of the shop (of which there are many) because it means one thing: more cheese.

“[The shop] is bursting at the seams,” owner Penny Lawson tells Broadsheet.

Lawson opened her petite store three-and-a-half years ago to sell specialty cheese from Australia and abroad, and quickly built a reputation as one of Sydney’s best cheese retailers. She’s quietly been looking around for larger premises and says she’s secured a great spot not too far away from the original location. Lawson tells us the shop’s new sign went up yesterday, and if all goes to plan, it should open on February 16.

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“It is in the heart of Potts Point, on the main road overlooking the iconic El Alamein fountain in Fitzroy Gardens,” she says. “I’m so excited.”

Having more space will allow Lawson to add to her line-up. “We’ll grow into it over time,” she says. “I’ll fill it up with all the good stuff: expand the cheese range, bring in some ceramics and merch, and create some new savoury treats to complement the cheese toastie.”

It’s not just any toastie. The first time we tasted the molten-centred, four-cheese-encrusted masterpiece we called it “Sydney’s best toastie”, and it’s a statement that still applies. While it was never her intention to sell a Sydney-famous jaffle, it still continues to draw crowds and sell out.

Lawson is asking people to come by and buy some cheese. “Buy all the heavy stuff, so we don’t have to move it.”

The address for the new Penny’s Cheese Shop is shop 6 127–139 Macleay Street, Potts Point.