Vacherin Fribourgeois (rindeless)

(4 customer reviews)

$71.90 kg

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Vacherin Fribourgeois is a superb melting cheese from the Swiss Fribourg alps

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Limited quantity available at the moment – more is coming mid July!

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 food grade ice gel pack(s). It is shipped the fastest possible service, usually Australia Post Express. See Australia Post’s Express Delivery Estimator (origin is ‘Brisbane Metro’). From time to time we may choose a different shipping provider depending on speed of service, costs and other factors.

Unless noted otherwise, all cheese boxes are sent on Mondays with an order cut-off time at 9am (Sydney time) that day. You will get a tracking number to follow your parcel’s progress.

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4 reviews for Vacherin Fribourgeois (rindeless)

  1. Andrew Sheppard Terroir Member (verified owner)

    This was the disappointment of my order. The picture shows a labelled brand of Vacherin Fribourgeois with bubbles through the cheese that I know well from Switzerland to Montreal. A gorgeous fruity cheese that makes Swiss Fondue the best and is a great « sweet » and complex uniquely refreshing flavour. This is not that cheese. It tastes more like Edam. This will go in the freezer until the next fondue but it won’t make a great one. One thing I will say is Red Cow are always generous on weight. Ordered a kilo and got 1.125g. Pity this isn’t what I thought I ordered

    • Tom Merkli

      Thank you for your comment Andy! I’m sorry you were disappointed with this product. The Vacherin Fribourgeois we are getting is designed to be grated and used in a fondue mix. We labelled it rindeless as well to make it clear it will look somewhat different to the product picture. We will make sure we state that better and also possibly change the picture to reflect the actual look of the product better. We hope you enjoy it nevertheless in a nice fondue mix as many of our other customers do!

  2. Andrew Sheppard Terroir Member (verified owner)

    Fair enough Tom but please bring in more of the good stuff given the shipping costs! You are the only source of VF I know of in Australia ([Competitor 1] claims they do but never seem to have any) and this is such a unique cheese at its best so why skimp on quality. I never compromise on quality when making a good fondu. For those of us who have been lucky enough to ski from France to Switzerland and wonder why Swiss fondue is the best…. the answer is quality Vacherin Fribougeois!
    ((word in [] was edited by The Red Cow))

  3. Sabine Nellen (verified owner)

    Absolutely great tasting cheese for fondue! We have lived in the Fribourgeois region for many years and love the regional fondue. We have ordered that cheese many times and it’s flavour and creaminess are amazing.

  4. Michelle (verified owner)

    The Vacherin Fribougeois cheese was, and still is, an utter delight, being tasty and smooth. We enjoyed half of our order in last night’s fondue, along with the Gruyère, etc., good wine, the best Kirsch, etc. It was magnificent , and yes, I shall certainly order more, as winter is upon us. The Vacherin Fribougeois is also delicious in a Swiss quiche, aka Wähe! Definitely five stars.

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