The GOODS from Les Amis Du Fromage
Vancouver, BC | Join les amis du FROMAGE while they host a weekend of Sweet Pop-Ups in their East Vancouver store. Come in for a sample and show your support for the up and coming local young entrepreneurs behind East Van Jam, The Salty Cookie Co., and The Lemon Square. The shop will be open from 10am-6pm during the Culture Crawl weekend, so please drop by if you’re in the neighbourhood.
East Van Jam | Saturday November 22 / Noon-4pm
Join Natalie Ferrari-Morton and her locally made East Van Jams at the store. Natalie is all about “MORE LOVE, LESS SUGAR”. In honor of East Vancouver’s unique variety of characters, East Van Jam produces fun food using locally sourced and often organic ingredients. Unlike conventional jams, EAST VAN JAM is made with a 4:1 fruit to sugar ratio. That’s four cups of REAL fruit (not juice from concentrate) to only one cup of sugar. This means for every jar of jam, there is at least one cup of actual fruit. And using 95% BC grown fruit (organic as often as possible and some straight from East Van backyards) you can trust the main ingredients did not travel far. With gourmet flavour combinations using only natural inputs such as lemon juice, citrus pectin, and vitamin C, every jar is filled with goodness you can serve with a clear conscious.
The Salty Cookie Co. | Sunday November 23 / Noon-4pm | Facebook | Instagram
The Salty Cookie Company is the dream child of pastry chef Meredith Kaufman. Having been a pastry chef since 1999 and a mom since 2004, cookies have always been a part of her life. What started off as a hobby of dropping off cookies to friends and loved ones, turned into a full time venture. Thus, The Salty Cookie Company was born. Come and enjoy our favourites like the Salty Brown Sugar Cookies, Brown Butter Chocolate Chip, and Spicy Ginger Molasses cookies.
The Lemon Square | Sunday November 23 / Noon-4pm | Facebook
The Lemon Square is a small slice of paradise. Handmade and all wrapped up just for you. Not your typical Lemon Square, this one is made with fresh lemons, BC butter and dusted with coconut. It’s perfect for gifts, parties, promotions, weddings or maybe just for yourself. We’re big fans of lemon desserts, and we love The Lemon Square. Once you try it, you’ll be hooked.
The People Who Make It Happen
The Owners | Alice Spurrell, Allison Spurrell, Joe Chaput | Bios here.
About Les Amis du Fromage
les amis du FROMAGE is Vancouver’s busiest and best cheese shop. Not only have the readers of The Georgia Straight and the Westender voted les amis Vancouver’s Best Cheese Shop, les amis du FROMAGE has also been a recipient of Vancouver Magazine’s restaurant award for Top Food Supplier to Vancouver’s finest restaurants.
The mother and daughter team of Alice & Allison Spurrell stock the larders of the city’s finest restaurants and your fridge alike. They fill their shelves with hundreds of cheeses including local, unpasteurized (Lait Cru) French, English, Italian, Spanish, Swiss and other specialties from around the world. The store regularly stocks between 400-500 cheeses for sale to both trade and consumers. Of those cheeses, at least 150 are from Canada, with a focus on British Columbia and Quebec.
In addition to cheese, we also import many other specialty foods including top quality blended and single varietal extra virgin olive oils, specialty vinegars, cheese accompaniments, crackers and biscuits, local and imported charcuterie and cheese equipment including girolles, cheese knives, cheese boards, raclette machines and fondue pots.
The East Vancouver store is home to our production kitchen where our chefs prepare our popular line of frozen ready to heat soups and entrees. Everything is made from scratch, and in small batches. WE use quality local ingredients like Rossdown Farms Poultry and Pemberton Meadows beef. These meals can be purchased at all les amis du FROMAGE stores.
We look forward to serving you.
Alice & Allison Spurrell