Vacherin Fribourgeois

Rich. Nutty. Chocolatey.

Regular price £9.90
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Pairs well with beer or cider Contains cow's milk RRaw/unpasteurised Pairs well with red wine Pairs well with white wine

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originSwitzerland, Fribourg
style textureMountain, semi-firm/firm
milkCow
milk treatmentRaw
rennetTraditional
drinkMedium bodied red and white wines or ales

 

About the Cheese

Vacherin Fribourgeois is the essential ingredient for the classic Swiss fondue and one of the most endangered artisan cheeses.

First mentioned in records of fondues about 1,000 years ago, this cheese is now made by only a handful of dedicated artisans, making it a rare and treasured delicacy.

The washed rind imparts a farmyard aroma, while the deep cream-coloured paste is smooth with occasional small eyes.

Its flavour is intense, featuring sweet milky notes with underlying nutty and even chocolatey nuances.

Enjoy Vacherin Fribourgeois with medium-bodied red wines, craft ales, and even whisky.

 

Cheesemaker: Marc-Henri Horner

Mr. Horner is a master cheesemaker with a steadfast commitment to producing the finest cheese possible. His Vacherin Fribourgeois holds its own on any cheeseboard, offering an earthy flavour with a delicate richness.

Mr. Horner values high-quality milk from local farmers within a 3 km radius of his dairy, where generations have cultivated exceptional meadows. This milk, enriched by diverse flora, is perfect for Vacherin Fribourgeois AOC and Gruyères AOC. The farmers' dedication to their Holstein and Red-Holstein herds ensures superior milk quality, essential for producing outstanding cheese.

Despite economic pressures and a decline in active farms in Switzerland, Mr. Horner's dairy supports traditional agriculture and sustainable incomes for local producers. Modern infrastructure may have changed the farming landscape, but the quality of the land and crops remains crucial. Farmers adhere to strict integrated production standards, ensuring environmentally respectful practices and high-quality products, preserving traditional methods and guaranteeing exceptional cheese for consumers.

 

1% of every sale will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation via Work for Good

Due to small-scale production and logistical delays certain cheeses and condiments may be unavailable. We'll substitute them with similar products as needed. You can specify if you are happy with substitutions on the Cart page.

DELIVERY

The delivery charge is worked out based on the postcode.

SCOTLAND

EH39-EH42 postcodes (Haddington, Gifford, Dunbar, North Berwick, East Linton, other areas within 5 mile radius of the shop): Orders over £40 - free delivery.

Other EH and FK1-16 post codes (East Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife) : Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ delivery is £4.50.

Central Scotland: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50;

Northern Scotland and Highlands: £5.50 (2-5 day service). Please note, we recommend selecting Wednesday as your delivery day to allow enough time for the order to be delivered before the weekend (when courier depots are closed)

REST OF BRITAIN

England & Wales: Orders over £50 ‐ free delivery; orders under £50 ‐ £5.50.

London: Order over £50 ‐ free delivery; order under £50 ‐ £7.50.

Northern Ireland and Islands (Isle of Man, Scilly, Skye, Wight, Jersey, Guernsey): we currently do not ship to.

Most of the UK mainland gets a next day delivery service. However, certain areas of the UK get a longer service. Our shipping boxes are designed to be safe in transit for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months). 

When placing an order, please make sure to provide:

  • an alternative delivery instruction, in case you’re not in to receive the order (such as “leave on porch, leave in a shed, leave with neighbour”)
  • complete post code and mobile number (will be used for courier notifications)

SHIPPING INFORMATION

Our checkout system allows you to pick a date in the future to receive your delivery.

Our courier partners are APC Overnight. 

Once your order is shipped you will receive tracking details. Because all orders are shipped via a third-party, you would need to contact the courier directly if you have any questions about your parcel. Their email address is depot175@apc-overnight.com 

If you are buying cheeses for a special occasion, please allow an extra day or two for your cheeses to arrive, in case of unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances.

During December and other peak periods, we may require additional days to process and deliver your order.

PACKAGING

We take great care in packaging and delivering your order.

  • Cheeses are wrapped in specialist cheese paper that will allow them to breathe and not suffocate.
  • Cheeses and condiments are then packaged in a cardboard box (reusable and recyclable) with an insulated foil pouch and ice packs to ensure the correct temperature is maintained for up to 48 hours (longer during the cold months).

GIFT MESSAGES

A personalised gift note can be included with all of our products at no extra charge.

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