Sydney’s “Temple of Cheese,” the GPO Cheese & Wine Room, has collaborated with Prime Steak Restaurant to create Sydney’s best artisan farmhouse cheese burger collection focused on specialty artisan cheeses.

The new gourmet cheese burger range now available at Crystal Bar in the GPO building showcases premium cheeses including Truffle Brie from Coulommiers in north-central France, Blue Gorgonzola from Piedmont, Italy and Gruyere Cheese from Gruyeres in Switzerland.

Fromagier at GPO Cheese & Wine Room, Carlo Colucci said: “I have personally hand-picked creamy cheeses with sharp, bold flavours to complement the fresh ingredients on the burgers. I will also be changing the cheeses with the seasons to offer diversity and variety, and to ensure we’re using cheeses which are at their peak.”

“The burgers are all about the cheese; but then to me, everything in life is about cheese. It’s not by coincidence that when we take a photograph, and it doesn’t matter whether we’re in England, France, Italy or America, everyone says “say cheese!” before taking a photo. In fact, every time I see someone smiling, I know deep down they are thinking of cheese.”

Head Chef at Crystal Bar, Natalia Sukhodoeva said: “The grilled-to-order Black Angus beef patty for the new burger range was inspired by Prime Restaurant’s signature tartare, which we make fresh daily with 100% grain-fed Black Angus shoulder with the ideal 80% beef, 20% fat ratio and imported spices from France for a distinctive flavour.”

For a non-beef alternative there is a Chargrilled Chicken Fillet Burger with housemade chilli sauce, creamy mayonnaise and fresh lettuce, or a Chickpea, Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn and Quinoa Burger with haloumi and gruyere cheese, roasted tomato chilli jam and tahini cream.

Managing Director of GPO Grand, Peter Petroulas said: “With access to Australia’s best meat through Prime Restaurant and the best cheeses through GPO Cheese and Wine Room, our Crystal Bar ‘cheese’ burgers are about pure quality and not addictive sauces and ingredients such as American-style cheese.”

“With a strong focus on premium artisan farmhouse cheeses and our exceptional tartare-inspired beef patty and housemade sauces, our burgers offer a premium restaurant experience.”

The new gourmet burger range is priced from $10.50 to $16.50. Available at Crystal Bar for lunch from Monday to Friday, 12:00-3:00pm and dinner on Monday and Tuesday, 6:00pm-late and Wednesday to Friday, 5:30pm-late.

About GPO Crystal Bar

Crystal Bar is part of GPO Grand’s award-winning collection of 14 restaurants, cafes and bars at No.1 Martin Place, which includes the GPO Cheese & Wine Room and Prime Steak Restaurant. Crystal Bar is also home to Sydney’s most exclusive and longest running cabaret show, Crystal Boudoir

 

Artisan Farmhouse Cheese Burger Menu

Classic Swiss Gruyere Cheeseburger

Premium Black Angus patty with housemade Tomato Relish, Dijon Mayonnaise, Pickles and Gruyere Cheese on a Milk Bun

Swiss Gruyere Angus Burger

Premium Black Angus patty with Gruyere Cheese, housemade Tomato Relish, Dijon Mayonnaise, Bacon, Fresh Tomato, Fresh Lettuce and Onion on a Milk Bun

French Coulommiers Truffle Brie Angus Burger

Premium Black Angus patty with Truffle Brie Cheese, housemade Truffle Mayonnaise, housemade Tomato Relish, Bacon, Fresh Tomato, Fresh Lettuce and Onion on a Milk Bun

Italian Blue Gorgonzola Angus Burger

Premium Black Angus patty with Gorgonzola Blue Cheese, housemade Honey Pepper Fig Jam, Bacon, Mayonnaise, Fresh Tomato, Fresh Lettuce and Onion on a Milk Bun

Greek Haloumi Angus Burger

Premium Black Angus patty with Tzatziki (Yoghurt, Garlic, Cucumber and Fresh Herbs), Shaved Haloumi Cheese, Fresh Tomato, Fresh Lettuce and Onion on a Milk Bun

Chargrilled Chicken Fillet Burger

Chargrilled Chicken Thigh Fillet with housemade Special Chilli Sauce, Creamy Mayonnaise and Fresh Lettuce on a Milk Bun

Chickpea, Potato, Corn, Quinoa, Haloumi and Gruyere Burger

Grilled Housemade Chickpea, Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn, Quinoa and Haloumi Cheese Patty topped with Avocado, Fresh Lettuce, Roasted Tomato Chilli Jam, Tahini Cream and Gruyere Cheese on a Milk Bun

 

Broadsheet has featured a write-up of the new burger range saying, “if cheese is your thing, it’s worth seeing how these ones stack up.” Additionally, The AU Review has detailed the seven new burgers on their website, describing Crystal Bar as a “glamorous basement haunt.”