As far as great words go, fromagerie has to be up there with the best of them. Trust the French term for cheese shop to just roll off the tongue — which is a good thing, because no one in Brisbane's about to say it a whole lot more.
Indeed, stores dedicated to sometimes sharp, sometimes gooey deliciousness are Brisbane's latest trend, with Emile and Solange lining up to join the fold. The second fromagerie announced in as many months, following Milton's Fromage [The Cow], will bring its dairy-focused magic to Albion from July. Yep, there'll be cheese havens on both sides of the city.
Nestled inside Vielle Branche's Fox Street concept shop, Emile and Solange will trade in all things fine, fancy and gourmet. The decision to launch in winter provides a clue about their wares, too. If you guessed that products from snowy places — think the French Alps, as well as Switzerland — will feature heavily, then you'd be right.
As for the name, well, that's a story as sweet the shop's main morsels are certain to be creamy (and no, it has nothing to do with the Knowles family). Emile was a farmer, Solange owned a crémerie fromagerie in the small Normandy city of Coutances, and together they were grandparents to Emile and Solange's owner. If the combination of tasty cheese and a tender tale like that doesn't make you rush in the door, then nothing will.
Published on May 20, 2016 by Sarah Ward