Milk the Cow

European in Carlton & Brunswick

When a cheese craving strikes, head to this licensed fromagerie for baked camembert with a crusty baguette or a farmer's board of country-style bites. The electric milking chandeliers are a talking point, as is the giant glass cabinet filled with up to 90 hard-to-find cheeses from all over the world. Also on Fitzroy St in St Kilda.

What makes this fromagerie different is its attention to boutique booze – you can order cheese flights matched with cider, whisky or sake. Share a fondue, try an artisan cheese gelato (really) or sip a signature cocktail garnished with Italian gorgonzola.