The Ultimate Cheese Experience
Welcome to Puglia Cheese’s Osteria Cheese Bar – a destination where cheese is more than just food. It’s paradise. It’s a way of life. Nestled on the scenic Waterkloof Wines road, this world-class eatery is the brainchild of Davide Ostuni. Here, long-standing traditions meet culinary innovation, resulting in an array of mouth-watering dishes featuring their legendary handmade creamy burrata, robiola, fior di latte, and other artisanal Italian cheeses.
Witness the Art of Cheese-Making
One of the unique features of Osteria Cheese Bar is the intimate view of the cheese factory. As you savour your meal, you can watch the team craft and mature the very cheeses and pastas that grace your plate. “The concept was born out of necessity,” Davide explains. “We have realized that most of our hand-made ingredients need not only an introduction but also an explanation of how to cook with them.”
Their Exciting Menu
Prepare your palate for a culinary tour of Italy! From gnocchi made with ricotta served in brown butter scented with truffles, homemade pappardelle with wild mushrooms, porcini and Puglia Cheese labneh, to uova al purgatorio (a Neapolitan way of cooking eggs in tomato). Every dish is a testament to the versatility of their cheeses. Their Cheese Bar platters are a winner. They all come with various choices of cheeses, a tomato and garlic or rosemary focaccia, preserves and seasonal fruit. Don’t miss their sourdough pizzas, where the cheeses truly steal the show.
Wine and Dine
What’s a cheese feast without the perfect wine to accompany it? At Osteria Cheese Bar, they offer a diverse selection of both local South African wines and various Italian wines thus ensuring there’s something to please every palate.
Breath-taking views of the Somerset West Winelands, a laid-back atmosphere, and some of the creamiest cheeses in South Africa – the Osteria Cheese Bar promises an experience that caters to all your senses.
Take a Piece of Italy Home
Before you leave, make sure to have a look at what’s for sale. Here, you can shop for your favourite cheeses, cold meats, and homemade pasta to recreate the Osteria experience at home.
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Plan Your Visit
Osteria is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30 am to 8 pm, and on Sundays from 9.30 am to 5 pm. For any queries or to make a reservation, get in touch with them at 078 543 0663 and 021 010 6065 or email [email protected]. We’re located on the Waterkloof Wines road, 24a Old Sir Lowry’s Pass Road, Somerset West.
Make sure to visit Osteria Cheese Bar and indulge in a cheese-filled extravaganza that’s sure to leave you wanting more. After all, sweet dreams are made of cheese, aren’t they?