Rosalie Gourmet Market
With all the condiments you could possibly envisage, specialty cooking ingredients, and a mouth-watering array of patisserie items, sweet biscuits, chocolates, brittles and nougats, not to mention their charming home wares section full of beautiful gift ideas, there’s no better place to visit.
It's also the one-stop shop to find quality imported pastas, hard-to-find sauces, oils and vinegars from Simon Johnson, Joseph and Pukara, as well as a range of specialty salts including Australian truffle salt and smoked salts.
Renowned in Brisbane as the go-to for quality imported cheeses such as Roquefort, Le Conquerant camembert, Blue D'Affinois, Gorgonzola, Sartori Coffee Cheddar, Truffle Manchego, Will Studd Brillat Savarin and English Cheddar, Rosalie Gourmet Market also stocks a selection of artisanal Australian cheeses such as Pyengana Cheddar, Berry’s Creek Tarwin Blue, Tamar Valley Truffled Chevre and Woombye Cheese Company Washed Rind. They also stock a range of delicious pâtés and terrines including duck and pistachio or farmhouse pate.
To accompany, there's all manner of gourmet crackers and items such as Cuca sardines, Ortiz Spanish anchovies, pickled figs, buffalo mozzarella, Persian feta, New York pastrami, Italian sopressa, Hungarian salami, San Daniele prosciutto, Grandmother’s ham, porchetta and truffle salami.
There's also a help-yourself counter of luscious olives (think baked red wine kalamata, Moroccan marinated and wood-smoked), roast pumpkin, artichokes, caperberries and bruschetta mix - everything you need for a great antipasto platter.
As well as the standard fresh fruit and vegetables available, you'll also find pomegranates, Medjool dates, fresh figs and turmeric, edible flowers, baby beetroots, witlof, golden shallots, hand-picked beans and pots of living herbs.
Breakfast fare includes a range of Whish and Pin, Brookfarm and Farmer Jo mueslis and cereals, as well as gourmet muffin and pancake mixes. Tea drinkers will find teas from Tea Tonic, Yorkshire Gold and Byron Bay Tea Company.
At lunch time, a range of dainty sandwiches and rolls with gourmet fillings and fresh daily salads are a drawcard, along with an array of freshly-made pies, sausage rolls and hot out of the oven quiche. Even dinner is available here, with a whole fridge of take-home deliciousness, including premise-baked lasagne and cannelloni, gourmet curries, family pies and risottos.
The bakery attracts a crowd on weekend mornings, with organic sourdough, Turkish bread, rye sourdough, baguettes and croissants walking out the door, while the patisserie does a roaring trade with dozens of choices including mini tarts, chocolate brownies, passionfruit crumble, vanilla buttercream cupcakes, macarons, lemon delicious slice, and carrot cake slice, plus whole cakes such as Apple & Pear Crumble, Lemon Yoghurt, Red Velvet, Flourless Chocolate and Victoria Sponge.
Chocolate aficionados will find much to love here, with all manner of exclusive chocolates available in various-sized gift boxes and packages - from Maleny Chocolate Co, Mayfield Chocolates, New Farm Confectionery, Belgian Delights and ethically sourced Tony’s Chocoloney - along with an assortment of sweet treats including rocky road bars, Whisk and Pin cookies and Italian nougat.
Rosalie Gourmet Market also stocks a range of top-quality kitchenware including Avanti utensils, cheeseboards, garlic presses, colanders and pasta cookers, along with cake tins, water bottles, serving platters, beautiful tea sets and drinking carafes.
When you enter the store, you are greeted by a spectacular sight and scent of bright and beautiful flowers which include native Australian bunches, mixed floral bouquets, oriental lilies, tulips, peonies, daffodils, protea and roses. As the seasons change, so does the range, with holly and Christmas bush available during the festive season.
From corporate catering and parties to picnics, the on-site catering team has you covered; working seven days a week, creating mouth-watering platters, sandwiches, salads, canapés and grazing boxes which make light work of entertaining.
Nice to know - Rosalie Gourmet Market now offers a huge range of their produce on-line with free weekday delivery within 3km for orders over $100.
Need to know - The shop is open every day of the year with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
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Rosalie Gourmet Market
164 Baroona Rd
*Closed Christmas, Boxing and New Year's Days