Experience Hokkaido’s Cheesecake Mastery At LeTAO

Eat, Melbourne / 29 May 2023

In a world where gastronomic delights transcend borders, Melbourne has become the Australian gateway for LeTAO, the revered cheesecake maestro from Hokkaido, Japan.

Established in 1998, LeTAO has cultivated a cult following, turning the unassuming cheesecake into a sought-after delight, with one of their signature Double Fromage creations finding a home every 10 seconds.

LeTAO is no stranger to Australian shores. In 2021, it unfurled its exquisite range of desserts through an online store, shortly followed by the inauguration of a flagship store in Melbourne. As for the Sydney-siders eagerly waiting for their own slice of Hokkaido, a LeTAO store is poised to grace your city later this year.

LeTAO’s Melbourne outpost is a testament to the brand’s roots. The minimal, modern design, inspired by the ethereal beauty of Hokkaido mountains, is the brainchild of K.Holland. However, the heart of the store remains the same – the revered techniques and traditions that have made LeTAO a household name in Japan.

The brand’s offerings are a tribute to Hokkaido’s famed dairy heritage. Each cheesecake, a perfect symphony of Hokkaido cream and Australian cream cheese, is a celebration of texture and taste – rich, creamy, yet tantalisingly light.

At LeTAO, the selection is a veritable feast for the senses. The Double Fromage, a harmonious blend of Hokkaido cream, Australian cream cheese, and Italian mascarpone, is a perennial favourite. But the gastronomic journey doesn’t stop there. The Chocolat Double, a rich spin on the Double Fromage, is a decadent combination of 66% cacao Spanish chocolate.

Exclusively for Australia, LeTAO unveils the Snow Cake, a mousse cheesecake blending Hokkaido milk, mascarpone, and Australian natural cheese. The Neige Blanc, a buttery Camembert cheesecake infused with French honey, and the Tromage, a Basque-style burnt cheesecake, completes this luxurious palette of flavours.

However, LeTAO’s ode to dairy doesn’t end with cheesecakes. Expect to be delighted by Jersey milk rolls, buttery cheese cookies, and Darjeeling tea-infused chocolate truffles.

Eager to bring a slice of Hokkaido home? LeTAO’s products are available for purchase directly from their Melbourne flagship or via their online shop. And for those warm Melbourne afternoons, LeTAO serves creamy swirls of soft-serve ice cream, available to take away, in flavours such as milk, cheese, or a combination of both. For the adventurous, an optional slice of cheesecake or a shot of Market Lane coffee can be added on top.

Given LeTAO’s cult status, anticipate queues during peak times at their Melbourne store, located at 238 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia. Open from 12 pm to 10 pm, seven days a week. For those preferring the comfort of their homes, LeTAO delivers across most major Australian cities, with next business day delivery for orders placed before 4 pm and complimentary delivery for orders over $50 AUD.

Sink right into the soft and fluffy Japanese cheesecake craze as LeTAO brings the charm of Hokkaido’s cheesecake mastery to Australia. Sydneysiders, your wait will soon be over. Stay tuned.