From Port Stilton to Fondue Pots, There’s a Lot of Christmas in Store at Les Amis du Fromage

The GOODS from Les Amis Du Fromage

Vancouver, BC | It wouldn’t be Christmas without our Port Soaked Stilton. We take whole wheels of English Stilton and soak them with Taylor’s LBV port for an additional six weeks. We still have stock available at both stores. Long Clawson / Cropwell Bishop.

Baby Stilton | Thomas Hoe Stevenson was one of the original cheesemakers from the heart of the Vale of Belvoir. Following in his father’s footsteps, Thomas Hoe Stevenson made Stilton Cheese on Mount Pleasant Farm near Melton Mowbray in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and then became a founder member of Long Clawson Dairy.

Thomas Hoe Stevenson Stilton is a mature stilton, and is perfect for your biggest holiday event. We have a small amount of these individual baby Stiltons left. They are approximately 2kg each. Sold Whole. Approximate price $100-110.

Vacherin Mont d’Or | This inimitable soft cheese is produced and ripened among the dark forests and rich pastures of the Jura mountains in the canton of Vaud. For more than a century it has been made here in small local cheese dairies. The cheese is finished in the traditional cellars where it develops its flavour with the distinctive taste of tannin drawn from its girdle of local pine bark. Vacherin Mont-d’Or Switzerland is a seasonal cheese, so there is only a small window when it is available in Vancouver.

Just as with great wines, to allow its flavour to fully emerge it must be allowed to “breath” at room temperature for a few hours before eating. When it is ready it becomes slightly runny and to enjoy its smooth, creamy, texture it is best eaten with a spoon. Connoisseurs also appreciate it as a dessert, or as an evening meal served with Helmer’s potatoes or crusty bread.

The first shipment is SOLD OUT. Our next shipment is schedule to arrive the week of December 16.

Raclette & Fondue | We have all your favourite cheeses in stock for fondue.

Cave aged Gruyere
Vacherin Friebourgeois
Scharffe Maxx

We currently have an excellent selection of Raclette cheeses. While we’ve got a mountain of inventory at the moment, some of these may run out as we near Christmas.

Swiss St. Niklaus (cut by 1/4 wheel only)
Swiss Cave Aged
French smoked
Quebec with peppercorn
BC – Little Qualicum
BC – La Belle Vallee
Fumaison de Lavort (Smoked Sheep)

Gift Ideas
Both stores are stocked with plenty of goodies for the cheese lover on your holiday shopping list.

LADF books for cheese tasting notes
Gift Cards
Cheese knives
Fondue pots
Raclette machines
Specialty chocolates
New Tuscan olive oils

Rustic Bakery: Gingerbread Tiles
These beautifully glazed tiles are hand rolled with a flowering trellis design and trimmed by the California Rustic Bakery. They are full of holiday spices – cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves. Baked to a perfect consistency before a delicate vanilla glaze is added, highlighting the intricately engraved surface. An absolute perfect holiday treat!

Cheese & Charcuterie Boards
We have a great selection of boards for entertaining and gift giving. Perfect for displaying your cheese and charcuterie.

Larch wood boards from Cape Breton
Custom boards from the Fraser Valley
Custom boards from RJ Designs in Strathcona
(including a few bespoke 4′ boards at our Eastvan store)
Slate boards

Lumette: Non Alcoholic Spirit | Lumette was born out of the admiration of all things natural, and a love for cocktail culture… brought to you by the team behind Sheringham Distillery. This non-alcoholic Bright Light Alt-Gin is distilled from a bounty of botanicals giving you the versatility of a real gin, without the alcohol.

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