There's a reason cheese and wine is such a classic pairing. It's simple but sophisticated, and when the two elements are correctly matched they elevate one another, rounding out flavours and accentuating subtleties.

Sydneysiders are no strangers to a good glass of red or crumble of comté, and there's never been a better range of venues for sampling this timeless culinary combination.

Little Felix

Little Felix channels Paris of the 1920s, has towering platters of cheese and wine served from magnums.

2 Ash Street, Sydney

Buffalo Dining Club

There’s a range of Italian wines, and the team airfreights in mozzarella three times a week.

116 Surrey St, Darlinghurst

Ash St. Cellar

Cheeses here come in ones or three, and the wine list carefully explains what kinds of flavours to expect from each bottle.

1 Ash Street, Sydney

Creek & Cella

Get a bottle matched to raw milk cheese from Bruny Island.

54 Norton Street, Leichhardt

Monopole

An impressive selection of European cheeses to match a strong list of wines by the glass.

71a Macleay street, Potts Point

Coogee Wine Room

There are 25 wines by the glass and chocolate boards for dessert.

222 Coogee Bay Road, Coogee

The Dolphin Hotel Dining Room and Wine Room

Wines are organised by their recommended serving temperatures, and the cheese offering includes plenty of European winners.

412 Crown Street, Surry Hills

Continental Bistro

If you love the cheeses and wines you have here, you can purchase them and take them home.

Upstairs 210 Australia Street, Newtown

Dear Sainte Eloise

The sister venue of Love, Tilly Devine is perfect for a date night of snacks and wine.

Shop 5 29 Orwell Street, Potts Point

Love, Tilly Devine

The menu's always changing here, but you're always guaranteed to find a cheese to match to your plonk.

91 Crown Lane, Darlinghurst

Big Poppa’s

Cheese, wine and hip hop.

96 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

GPO Cheese and Wine Room

There are between 80–100 cheeses here. You will find your perfect match.

Lower Ground 1 Martin Place, Sydney

The Wine Library

Wine and cheese in an industrial-chic setting.

18 Oxford Street, Woollahra

Bambini Wine Room

Diverse wine, delicious cheese boards.

185 Elizabeth Street , Sydney

The Stinking Bishops

There's a great wall of cheese that you're encouraged to interact with.

Shop 5 63-71 Enmore Road, Newtown

Shop and Wine Bar

The cheese plate is given star billing on the menu at this wine bar.

78 Curlewis Street, Bondi

Chapter One Coffee & Wine Room

There's local and imported cheese on the platter at this beach-side restaurant.

Shop 3 34 Campbell Parade, Bondi

The Local Bar CBD

130 wines and the cheese to match.

161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney