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

Size
Only -22 items in stock!
OriginSwitzerland, Fribourg
Style and TextureMountain, semi-firm/firm
MilkCow
Milk treatmentRaw
RennetTraditional
DrinkMedium bodied red and white wines or ales
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Vacherin Friboureois: The essential ingredient of the classic Swiss fondue (Moitie-moitie)

Mentioned in the earliest records of fondues about 1,000 years ago, this cheese is one of the two essential ingredients for a successful Swiss fondue (the other one is Le Gruyere).

Today it is made by only a handful artisan cheesemakers who find it hard to justify the effort that goes into making a genuine Vacherin Fribourgeois - therefore it has become something of an endangered species.

The paste is light cream colour and very smooth, often with small eyes. The aroma and flavour are pronounced, underpinned by a consistent milky character, fresh cut hay and nuts.

Complement with: chicken liver pate, charcoal crackers

 

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

Due to the relatively small scale of our cheese and condiment producers, occasionally some cheeses and condiments may be unavailable and we will have to substitute them with similar products. Please state in the notes on the Cart page, if you do not wish to have any substitutions.

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 £35 - free delivery; orders under £35 - delivery charge £4.50.

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).

REST OF BRITAIN

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

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 DPD Local and 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. 

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

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