Hokkaido baked cheese tarts have arrived in Melbourne. The 'land of the rising sun' has given us Uncle Tetsu’s - alas, skipping Melbourne, much to the dismay of cheesecake fans. Thankfully, these cheesy creations have opened in 4 locations across Melbourne. The glorious smell of cheese, fills the nostrils of Christmas shoppers at: Melbourne Central, QV, Box Hill Central and Chadstone. Hokkaido cheese tarts have a loyal allegiance of fans throughout Asia, inspiring multiple brands to pop up. The original Bake.Co tarts, have their origins in Sapporo, Hokkaido - a region known for Japanese dairy and epic snow runs. The brand ' Hokkaido baked cheese tarts' is a Malaysian franchise inspired by the original. The branding is quite deceiving implying that the brand heralds from Japan. Admittedly, a quick google of 'Hokkaido baked cheese tarts' brings up the Bake Co website and not the Malaysian brand. Admittedly, I did feel slightly deceived, it feels like a blatant copy of the original. Regardless, these warm cheesy creations are worth a try.