A FAMILY'S LOVE OF CHEESE
Emile & Solange is Brisbane’s newest cheese offering, made for those fromage fanatics who appreciate a mushroom aromas brie or sharp complex blue.
Located in Brisbane’s newest ‘it’ suburb Albion, this slice of France tells a beautiful family tale.
Cheese connoisseur Sarah Thuillet, who is originally from Normandy, not only brings generations of knowledge but a charming French accent.
“In 1958, just after their wedding, my grandparents Emile and Solange decided to open a store in the middle of the city In Normandy to sell milk, cream and butter that they made at their farm and source the best of the french cheeses” Sarah said.
“People came everyday with their milk bottles and egg boxes to buy the portion of the day, a piece of cheese, before going to the butcher, fish or vegetable shop.
“As a child I would visit their store and it’s here that I fell in love with cheese."It was their store that inspired Sarah to open her own fromagerie, right here in Brisbane.“My grandparents passed on their love of cheese and their shop local philosophy to me, so it’s been a dream of mine to introduce others to delicious cheeses and produce,” she said.
We attach great importance to the selection of our products. We offer farm and handcrafted products as well as raw milk cheeses produced using traditional cheesemaking methods. We also have a selection of fine foods sourced from local producers.
We are constantly looking for new products to combine the best of French terroir with the expertise and passion of local Australian producers.
We work mainly with two importers who have invested in maturing rooms to store cheese in the best conditions.
These rooms allow the cheese to recover after travelling long distances but also to complete the maturation process of the cheeses. This ensures that our selection of cheeses, once presented, preserve the characteristics that their makers bestowed upon them.
We take care to pack our cheeses and charcuteries in paper specifically designed for this purpose -ensuring that our products don't transpire or dry out when stored at home.
Our cheeses will last longer and their quality and freshness will not be altered by their packaging.