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Cheese makes everything taste better, so a tart made up of three different types of time-honoured cheeses, freshly baked on-site daily is a compelling proposition.

Inspired by the distinct cheesy taste of Hokkaido dairy, and using a traditional recipe from Japan’s dairy heartland, it is not surprising that the famed ‘Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart’ has been a huge hit throughout Asia, having successfully launched in Malaysia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei and China. After tireless taste testing using local ingredients, Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart has succeeded in recreating the Hokkaido cheese flavour to perfection.

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart is now set to become an Australian favourite with ST Group opening six stores in Melbourne, three stores in Sydney, two stores in Perth, one store in Adelaide, one store in Gold Coast, and two stores in Brisbane, followed by further expansion in 2018.

Well known for its high quality dairy products, the island of Hokkaido produces 50% of Japan’s total milk and 90% of Japan’s natural cheese. Not surprising, cheese, yoghurt and ice cream are specialties of the island of Hokkaido.

The original Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart stores first launched in Malaysia in mid-2016. Demand ran hot – and now the legendary Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart stores sell up to 20,000 cheese tarts per day. Priced at $3.90 each for a sizable 4-inch tart, Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart has become famous for its richness and creaminess with a distinct, savoury/sweet taste.

The appeal of the Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart is its combination of a crunchy, shortcrust base and fluffy filling, with a deliciously cheesey aroma. Tantalising and versatile, the Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart can be eaten at room temperature, chilled or piping hot and fresh from the oven.

Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart kiosks boast a compact, luxury aesthetic, featuring marble benchtop displays and low slung designer lighting. The Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts are displayed like precious gems, much like an elegant high-end jewellery shop.