Delicatessen

The Best Delicatessen on the Gold Coast?

Gold Coast best Delicatessen at Ambarella Fine FoodsThat’s what our customers tell us about the Delicatessen. We have interstate customers from Melbourne telling us that it’s like shopping at home!

Let the team at Ambarella take the headache out of your entertaining and catering. We provide an extensive range of the finest gourmet delights for your event, party, or special occasion.

In consultation with our deli specialist’s, you’ll choose what is just right for your gathering and if we don’t have a particular product in stock that you love, we are happy to order it in for you. Some of the products on offer are:

  • an extensive range of fresh dips
  • gluten-free products including biscuits, and pasta
  • vast selection of vinegar’s and Balsamic vinegar’s
  • selection of quality oils from all around the world
  • a fine selection of Swiss chocolate
  • our cheesemonger’s artisan cheeses from Australia and all around the world
  • self-serve freshly squeezed orange juice
  • a variety of freshly marinated olives to our secret recipes

House-Made Take Home Meals

Sally, our in-house chef, is always busy in Ambarella’s kitchens cooking up a storm. Some of her much-loved meals to take home and heat include our famous lasagne, quiches and arancini. You’ll find them in the refrigerated section of the Delicatessen. Any of the dishes are easily paired with one of our salads from the cafe for a quick and easy mid-week meal.

We take the stress out of cooking so you can relax with that well-deserved glass of wine. You can thank us later!

Delicatessen: Artisan Cheese From Australia and Around The World

At Ambarella Fine Foods we stock a variety of the highest quality cheese in our Delicatessen sourced from Australia and around the world. Our cheesemonger includes some of the most sought after and finest cheese varieties available. Varieties of goat cheese, sheep cheese and cows cheese are pre-packed or buy by weight.

If you’re catering for a VIP business function, or want to treat your guests, or yourself, to a gastronomical experience, visit or contact us to see what we have in stock. In the unlikely event we don’t have a product in stock that you love, then we are more than happy to order it for you. Some of our most popular varieties are listed here.

English Cheese

Cropwell British StiltonEnglish Cheese Blue Stilton at our Delicatessen

This stilton originates from the village of Cropwell Bishop in Nottinghamshire, this slightly piquant, blue-veined cheese is made from cow’s milk and vegetarian rennet. It has a crumbly texture that dissolves on the tongue, releasing a rich, creamy flavour. Fantastic with a glass of your favourite port.

French Cheese

Emmenthal

Emmenthal Cheese from a delicatessenMade in the town of Franche–Comte where the cows graze in luscious alpine meadows just as nature intended. The pure grass is said to be the secret behind the super-rich, creamy milk produced by the cows.

It takes between 700 to 1000 litres of milk to make a 70kg Emmental. Find out for yourself whether it’s the walnut-size holes in Emmental that makes this holy cheese taste divine.

It’s slightly sweet and chewy and stretches like mozzarella when toasted in a wrap or sandwich. Or, enjoy its rich creaminess served at room temperature with crackers and fruit.

Mon Pere Brie

This particular brie is from Normandy. A classic brie with a mild, mushroomy flavour with this more mature brie having an oozy centre. It is made from rich and creamy cow’s milk and traditionally served with a crusty baguette or crackers.

Papillion Black Label RoquefortRoquefort Cheese from the Delicatessen

Made in the small village of Roquefort-Sur-Soulzon, in the south of France. There is a special art-form in making this blue-veined pungent cheese.

It’s made from raw sheep’s milk and infused with mould that is specially grown on rye bread. The cheese is stored in the Fleurines natural caves that provide the perfect dampness to formulate the ageing process. If you enjoy strongly flavoured cheese that bursts with unusual flavour, then you must try Roquefort.

Italian Cheese

Parmigiano Reggiano

Parmigiano Reggiano CheeseFrom the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy, Parmigiano Reggiano is your perfect Parmesan. This special cheese takes 18 to 24 months to mature, making it hard, salty, and slightly crumbly. This gives it just the right amount of sharpness.

Best used freshly shaved or grated to give your favourite Italian dishes that special edge.

Aged Pecorino

From southern Italy, in the regions of Lazio and Sardinia comes Aged Pecorino. A Pecorino Cheesevery hard, salty cheese similar to Parmesan and used freshly grated or shaved on your favourite Italian dishes.

It is made from sheep’s milk giving it a slightly different flavour than Parmesan.

Matured Pavalone (Piccante)

One of the most famous Italian cheeses from the region of Veneto, in Italy. It has a waxy texture and has been matured for at least twelve months, giving it a slightly piquant flavour.

It is usually served as part of an antipasto selection, or sliced for gourmet sandwiches.

Taleggio

Taleggio CheeseFrom the region of Lombardy, in Italy. Taleggio is a soft cheese, similar to Camembert in that the centre is oozy and creamy.

It has a buttery, sweet, slightly acidic flavour with a truffle aftertaste and a lovely aroma that develops during ageing.

Grana Padano

From the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy, Grana Padano cheese is the perfect cheese for grating over all your favourite Italian dishes.

It’s sharp, salty taste is all that’s needed to spice up any meal. Similar to Parmesan, it should be freshly shaved or grated as needed to ensure it’s optimum taste.

Swiss Cheese

Fromart Swiss GruyereSwiss Gruyere Cheese

From the mountains of Switzerland, Gruyere is made from rich, alpine raw cow’s milk. It’s slightly sweet and nutty with a hint of caramel flavouring.

If you’re planning to host a fondue party then this top-quality cheese will be sure to have your guests in a gastronomical trance.

Cheese from Cyprus

Haloumi

A traditional cheese from Cyprus, it is known as the perfect cheese for BBQs as it has a high melting point making it excellent for baking, grilling or frying until golden and crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.

Perfect served with a squeeze of lemon. This stretchy cheese is matured in brine, giving it a salty taste.

Spanish Cheese

Manchego

Manchego CheeseFrom the region of La Mancha, in Spain. Manchego is made from sheep’s milk and can be aged for up to three years in natural caves. It is a delectable cheese, slightly salty and crumbly.

The flavour varies depending on how long it has been left to mature. It is traditionally served as a tapas selection.

*Also a must-try in the Delicatessen is our Truffle Manchego with decadent black truffle running through the cheese.

Australian Cheese

Simon Johnson’s Black Wax CheddarSimon Johnson Black Wax Cheddar

Proudly made in Victoria, Australia. A delicious multi-award winning English style cheddar that has been matured for 12 months on wooden racks. It is a firm cheese with a slightly crumbly texture and sharp tangy flavour.

Pyengana Cheddar

Made at Jon Healey’s Dairy Company in the Pyengana Valley, Tasmania. Jon’s award-winning cheddars are hand-made using top-quality cow’s milk. The flavour depends on the maturity and also comes infused in herbs and seasonings.

American Cheese

Midnight Moon

Midnight Moon American CheeseMade by the Cypress Grove Creamery in Northern California. Midnight Moon is made from 100% goat’s milk which has been matured for up to 12 months. The taste is exquisite with salty caramel undertones and a nutty, brown-buttery flavour that melts in your mouth.

If can’t see your favourite cheese listed the reason for that is we stock over 200 different kinds of cheese from Australia and Around the World. If your favourite cheese isn’t in-stock we are more than happy to add it to our range. Just ask one of our Deli specialists.

CharcuterieCharcuterie Platter

We stock Australian and International salami, hams and speciality meats including tender roast beef, Dutch beef and the famous Iberico ham at a great price.

Of course, a delicatessen wouldn’t be a deli without Procuittio, especially San Danielle and Jamon, Spanish ham. Our cold meats and small goods are mainly sourced from local producers and suppliers on the Gold Coast.

Pre-packed meats are sliced in-house and cryovaced for your convenience or you ask for freshly sliced and can buy by weight.

Not sure if you would like a type of cheese or deli meat? Ask one of our Delicatessen specialists for a taste test next time you are in store.