As a genuine regional product, Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP is a subtle reflection of the entire palette of aromas of the flora found in the foothills of the Alps and on the Fribourg high plateau.
This cheese, which is a protected as a guaranteed brand, can be distinguished by its distinctive character. Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP takes a leading position amongst cheese specialities on account of its fine, melting, extremely sophisticated and pleasant smelling dough.
The cheesemakers in the canton of Fribourg are known for their great ability and passion for their profession. First, they treat the cow’s milk that is delivered to them each day in their village dairies – a high-quality, rich, fragrant raw material. The cheese is then made according to a traditional, unique original recipe.
This Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP rindless and perfect as a ‘melting’ ingredient. E.g. it gives the “half and half fondue” (half Gruyère AOP and half Vacherin Fribourgeois AOP) a thick creamy texture and pleasant taste. It is also fantastic as a combination with other cheeses in cheese toasties or gratins.
How we wrap your cheese
Freshness of your cheese is important to us. That’s why – unless noted differently in the description – we package all of our cheese in vacuum bags to help minimize travel impacts. However, we understand that some of you prefer cheese being wrapped in cheese wrap. This option is available to you for a small fee (it takes more time to package the cheese this way, that’s why we charge you a little bit more). Unless specifically noted in the description, all cheese will generally have a best before date of at least 14 days, vacuum packed cheese generally about 2 months. Please note that with cheese this is often only a guidance date and does not necessarily mean the cheese will be of lesser quality beyond that date. In fact many soft(er) cheeses are best kept close to or until after that date for maximum ripeness.
How the cheese gets to you
All Alpine Express cheese are shipped in environmentally friendlier, insulated cardboard boxes. The cheese is bolstered with recycled packing paper & kept cold with an food grade ice gel pack. It is shipped via Australia Post’s Express Post service. Please check if your delivery postcode is part of it, or see Australia Post’s Express Delivery Estimator (origin is ‘Brisbane Metro’). Customers residing in the Brisbane Metro area can also arrange a free pick-up from our prep kitchen at The Small Crop, Wynnum or choose the local courier service in which case dispatch and delivery will be on Thursdays (through same day delivery).
Unless noted otherwise, all Cheese Boxes are sent on Wednesdays with an order cut-off time at 9am (Sydney time) that day. You will get a tracking number to follow your parcel’s progress.