Sommelier Maldives

Allow Ilyas to take you on a cheese, wine and charcuterie journey amongst some of the world’s finest examples of light eats. Kudadoo Maldives’ wine sommelier and cheese expert, Ilyas, has more than 20 years experience, including visits to France and Italy, where he learnt directly from the wine and cheese makers themselves.

The Cheese Room boasts more than 30 varieties of cheese and one of the largest possible selections of cured meat. Kudadoo Maldives Private Island by Hurawalhi has a weekly delivery of a selection of cheeses from one of the most famous cheesemongers in France, Mons. World-renowned cheese is complemented by whole Pata Negra ham from Spain, sliced a la minute for each guest. Even the balsamic vinegar is special, aged in the barrel and created by continuinung the ageing process in consecutively smaller barrels until reaching its perfect maturity at around 25 years.

There’s nothing better than fine wine for complementing fine cheese and charcuterie, and Kudadoo’s cellar will not disappoint. A diverse array of old world and new world wines await perfect paring with the expert help of Ilyas whilst the owners private and exclusive collection of some of France’s greatest wines is available for those extra special occasions, at a charge.