Milk the Cow - Carlton

4.8
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59 reviews
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$40 and under
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European
Milk the Cow Licensed Fromagerie is a late night cheese bar located in St Kilda and Carlton, Melbourne. We have over 180 different cheeses from all around the world in our 6-metre long cheese cabinet, expertly curated and cared for by our team of cheesemongers.

Visit us Tuesday - Saturday at our fromageries, we are open from 12pm until late each day. We take reservations for groups of 2-6.
What 59 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.5
Value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Dina
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning restaurant serving all the goodness! Waiter knowledge is unparalleled.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing wine and cheese! Our waiter was also absolutely fabulous. Can’t wait to Go back again.

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RobynP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The first time I went to milk the cow I had a lovely time with perfect pairings of wine and cheese.
This time I was quite disappointed. We ordered the large wine flight and a plate of meats and pate. While the wine was delicious the portions of everything seemed quite small and expensive.
We were also unaware until arrival that we only had our table for 11/2 hours which wasn’t really long enough. I tried to find that information on the website but couldn’t find it.
I’m pretty sure we won’t be returning.

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JoshS
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a great experience here, especially if you are a cheese lover. The staff are very pleasant and their knowledge of all the cheeses and their pairings are extraordinary!

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very knowledgeable waiter (Sam) told us so much about both the wine and cheese we were eating. He was lovely and had a great sense of humour. Cheese and wine matched perfectly and was a lovely last treat before we go back into lockdown

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The cheese board was amazing.
I was in cheese heaven.
I loved the cocktails and the way they were served.
The staff were absolutely delightful.
We will be back when lockdown is over.

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scottm
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you’re a cheese lover then you will love milk the cow

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat upstairs and it had a very nice ambience. We had the wine flight with a few plates of cold cuts and pate. We would definitely go back.

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KateA
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly staff who were all so knowledgeable. Thank you so much for a wonderful night 😁

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BbA27
Melbourne / VIC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The limited wine selection was a little disappointing. But that is clearly an effect of covid19, so totally understandable. The cheese was amazing as usual! Wonderful service!

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GaynorV
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was lovely, service was good, only small issue was one dish lacked flavour and was rather small, otherwise all great and we will go back.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a tasting flight of wines and cheeses and it was a delivious and fun experience to try each matched combination. The staff were friendly and professional, and bothered us just the right amount to make us feel welcome. Will definitely be back.

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Amyw
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience
The staff were fantastic and very knowledgeable

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BecLeader
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiters need a raise! Honestly really awesome service : ) Food was awesome too!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’m a regular here and I’ve been three times since they reopened.....I’ll continue to support them, the food is fantastic (I do wish the pork pie would come back, it was the best anywhere)...the guys and gals there are very attentive and friendly. Fondue is always top notch here. See you all again next week x

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Madi
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, overall knowledge and experience was amazing.
The FOH who looked after my friend and I were so kind and guided our lunch.
The in-house cocktails where great and stuck with the theme.
Will be returning soon!
Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice lunch or snack.

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RogerS
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

we had a great night and it was wonderful to do something a bit different that is of such high quality.

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Alanna
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to Milk the Cow - Carlton several times and always enjoy their wine & cheese flights. This time I had the beer and cheese flight which was also delicious! I always find the staff helpful and welcoming too which is a bonus.

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MadiB
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved it here! Has the most amazing blue cheese and the service was spectacular!

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TracyS
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous cheese and wine. We’ll definitely be back!

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DanielT
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service they no their products would give 10/10 will keep going back

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AlexandraS
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed the night. We only had a two hour booking, but they let us move to an outside table to finish our drinks when the next booking arrived.

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EmilyG
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable about their products. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. A thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As a regular at MTC I was beyond happy to find myself there for the first time in months. Once again the food and service were outstanding. Unfortunately my favourite flight was not available (the sake one) but our waiter opened a bottle of umeshu specially which was lovely. I’ll keep coming back.

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Cheeselover
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, excellent food and marvellously paired wine and cheese flights.

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vipFigC
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Quiet ,quaint little place with an amazing assortment of cheese and wine. Great for a catch up with friends or partner.

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VictoriaG
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Milk the Cow is a perfect venue for catching up with family and friends. We had a very enjoyable afternoon sipping wine and eating delicious cheese - it doesn’t get much better! The waiter was so helpful and knowledgeable. All The hot cheese dishes were really tasty. I can’t wait to revisit this great restaurant.

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Alexandra
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious, venue sexy and would 100% go again. Only downfall, the waiter didn’t write our order down and got a few things wrong.

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TimP
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely restaurant. I suggest having vegaables to dip in the food as well as the bread. Service was excellent. The jazz band was really unique. Will return.

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BMat
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Great little place that provides some really tasty cheese and a good selection of drinks to choose from however we could not get a smile out of the wait staff which took away from the experience a little.

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SandraE
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience at Milk the Cow is always above our expectation. Thank you

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The selection and quality of the cheeses and accompaniments is fantastic and the service was outstanding. I feel bad I didn’t get the name of the girl that served us but she had very short blonde hair- she was so patient and informative. Everyone felt that there was nothing more that she could have done for us. Thanks for a great evening!

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Georg
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was superb and the cheeses and wines were excellent. We did get quite a surprise when the bill came and there was a 10% Sunday surcharge added - I had checked the online menu and it made no mention of this. When the wine and food options on the menu are rather pricey themselves it seems quite cheeky to add a surcharge for a Sunday. Unfortunately it put a dampener on our experience. Should pay their staff better wages perhaps?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such an amazing evening. The service & atmosphere was outstanding. The staff are so friendly & accomodating. Cheese was delicious!

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MeaganW
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing cheese & wine matching highly recommend trying a flight. There are different options matching cheese to sparkling, wine, beer, whiskey, gin and even sake. The staff are unbelievably knowledgeable and friendLy. We will return

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TobyR
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely awesome. Noisy and not cheap but worth every cent if you love cheese

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PhilC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great experience. Wines matched with cheeses and all excellently explained by our waiter. Next time I'm doing the whiskey flight!

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AshleighR
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food and wine! Service was a little slow but when the waiter was with us he was fantastic.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed the cheese and wine pairings. We ordered a few bits and pieces. Just thought serving sizes were fairly small for the price. However customer service was great!

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Donna
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of wine and cheese, perfect way to unwind with friends after a busy day.

FAQs

Milk the Cow - Carlton offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9348 4771.

Milk the Cow - Carlton is rated 4.8 stars by 59 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.