Whilst on holidays in Bali you soon will settle into a daily routine of sleep, eat, relax and repeat. As the tropical sun starts to set and you become peckish we suggest reaching for a delectable cheese platter. You are probably asking where you can source one of these on such short notice… well, we have you covered with the go-to supermarkets, delicatessens and online stores that stock both local and imported goods perfect for creating a personal cheese platter.
Bali Direct is an online shopping mecca for all things organic, freshly sourced and ethically packed – whilst being delivered directly to your villa door. Able to pre-plan and either purchase the night before or before 8:00am and you can expect same day delivery. We especially love that their produce is sourced fresh from local farmers daily and delivered right to your doorstep.
Check out our go-to order for a cheese platter for 4 people:
- 135g French Brie = IDR 57,000
- Rosemary & Lemon Crackers = IDR 38,000
- 100g Rosalie Black & White Cheese = IDR 50,000
- 180g Pepper Jack Cheese = IDR 98,500
- Vegan and Gluten-Free Tomato Basil Crackers = IDR 38,000
- 200g Plain Hummus = IDR 50,000
- 150g Camembert = IDR 64,000
- Half Baguette (sliced) = IDR 13,000
- Selection of fresh fruit (grapes, raisins, strawberries) = IDR 50,000 – 150,000
A long-standing go-to for Bali’s expat community and frequent travellers for their cold meats selection, dips, olives, crackers and cheese. This one-stop shop is moderately priced and thus we recommend visiting Bali Deli if you are looking to pick up some imported products to complete your cheese platter.
Just moments from Finns Recreation Club doorstep, and almost impossible to drive past without paying a visit for their apple crumble. We suggest visiting this upscale grocery store for their yummy selection of cheeses, a specialised meat counter with a great variety of pre-cut and freshly sliced meats, as well as their fresh fruit and vegetable produce. We can’t recommend Canggu Station enough as they consistently stock imported goods that are familiar to home as well as bake fresh baguettes daily. You can’t go wrong in creating a picture worthy cheese platter all sourced from Canggu Station.
Well-known grocery stores located in Seminyak and Ubud for both tourists and expats alike that want to pick up some fresh fruit, snacks and bottle of vodka to enjoy during your stay. We recommend checking out their cold meats selection as well as an array of cheeses that have been sourced both locally and imported from Australia. Popular amongst Australian tourists for their familiar selection of crackers, olives, semi-sundried tomatoes and cheeses.
For a basic cheese platter we suggest the following:
- Deli Olives = IDR 45,000
- Jats Crackers = IDR 35,000
- Cheddar Cheese = IDR 60,000
- Australian Gold Brie Cheese = IDR 85,000
- Fantastic brand Rice Crackers = IDR 22,000
You can’t go wrong with your local Pepito Supermarket as they stock your basic crackers, a small selection of meats, range of olives and variety of cheese. We suggest also paying a visit to their fresh fruit and vegetable section as a nice cool additive to your cheese platter condiments. They do also stock a small range of chutneys, jams and quince paste that would complement the platter nicely. This store is moderately priced as you will have to pay that little bit more for the fresh food and imported products.
For organic whole-foods and grocery items, we like to frequent Alive Wholefoods Store Bali. Their fresh, locally sourced organic and imported meats, vegan-friendly crackers and snacks, and selection of cheeses make for a typical Canggu hipster platter. You can find them just 2-minutes from Echo Beach on Jalan Padang Linjong or send them a message for delivery to your villa.
If you like the sound of a cheese platter or grazing board but are on holidays and want it to just magically appear in your villa. Our trusty go-to is Island Graze as they make platters, cheese boards and grazing tables of any size at a reasonable price. For an additional IDR 300,000 they will even have it floating in the pool for you on one of their floating trays.
Whether you are looking for a DIY option or to have your cheese platter prepared for you – we can’t go past recommending for you to stay in a luxury villa that comes complete with your own private chef. You just provide them with a list of food you would like prepared and they will source the ingredients for you fresh daily. Nothing beats having your villa’s staff at your beck and call and our team can suggest to you the right villa to suit your needs – all you need to do is ask.