FRIBOURG

Introduction :

We are delighted to start L’Atelier du Fromage in the canton of Fribourg, home of Gruyère PDO and Vacherin Fribourgeois PDO. The subtle flavors of these two cheeses make them the stars of the half and half fondue.

Join us as we explore this incredible canton and discover the wonderful world of artisanal cheeses made in the canton of Fribourg!

Our Discoveries in Fribourg

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GOURMET BOX – MAY 2022 – THE DECADENT BOX

Welcome to your Gourmet Box! Indulge in the pure decadence of this month's edition of the Gourmet Box - The Decadent One!  The Orpheus Vin Doux is a late harvest dessert wine that is sweet with a touch of spice.  We love its velvet viscosity that you can seductively roll around your palate.  We have ... Read more

A SWEET & SEDUCTIVE EXPERIENCE AWAITS WITH OUR GOURMET BOX BY DRINK MOI

May 2022 Edition: The Decadent Gourmet Box Order by April 30 Exclusive to Gourmet Box lovers, we invite you to a virtual tasting event with Marc Checkley! More details in the box. Hello Wine and Cheese Lovers! “Sweet for my sweet. Sugar for my honey”... Sweet or dessert wines have had a royal, albeit erratic, ... Read more

GOURMET BOX – February 2022 – The New Zealand Pinot Edition

Welcome! It is our pleasure to surprise you with another private online tasting event - LIVE from New Zealand just for you and your friends!  Sommelier and Wine Educator, Marc Checkley, will be joined by Claudio Heye of Domaine Thomson from the Central Otago region of New Zealand.  Together they will take you on a tasting ... Read more

TASTE THE BEST OF “AOTEAROA” WITH THE GOURMET BOX BY “DRINK MOI”

February 2022 Edition:  The New Zealand Pinot Box Order by January 31 Exclusive to Gourmet Box lovers, We invite you to a free virtual unboxing & tasting event!  More details inside the box! Hello Wine and Cheese Lovers! The mood is down (all the way down) for our February gourmet edition! But that’s a good ... Read more

RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH OUR JANUARY 2022 BOX FEATURING CANTON FRIBOURG!

Hello Cheeselovers! We are ready for 2022 to be an amazing and memorable year!  We hope you are ready too!  We want the artisanal cheeses we selected for January to reflect the great year that lies ahead.  Therefore, we challenged ourselves and visited 3 cheese dairies in canton Fribourg and selected 7 different house specialties ... Read more

KICK OFF JANUARY 2022 WITH OUR APÉRO BOX

Hello Cheese and Wine Lovers! We want to kick off this 2022 with a lot of freshness and flavor, so get ready to receive the January Apéro Box that brings as its guest the canton of Fribourg! About the region The AOC Vully appellation is spread over two different cantons, Vaud and Fribourg, and it ... Read more

Fromagerie de Sommentier

Fromagerie de Sommentier Canton: Fribourg Selection of the Month :  January 2022 We met Erich Hunkeler and his wife in the small village of Sommentier in the canton of Glarus. His father was a cheesemaker and his maternal grandfather as well. We can say that Erich fell in the cauldron since his childhood! The production ... Read more

Laiterie du Mouret

Laiterie du Mouret Canton: Fribourg Selection of the Month :  January 2022 The Laiterie du Mouret is located in a small village of the same name. René Kolly and his team collect the milk from the producers twice a day, it is produced within a radius of only 5km. The proximity allows the milk to ... Read more

Fromagerie Grégoire Kern

Fromagerie Grégoire Kern Canton: Fribourg Selection of the Month :  January 2022 At the end of September, a thick morning fog was waiting for us when we arrived in the town of Misery. The Fromagerie Grégoire Kern stands majestically at the entrance of this charming village of Fribourg. Grégoire Kern was happy to show us ... Read more

THE SELECTION OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2020

Hello Cheese Lovers!   Johana and I are already getting ready for the winter holidays!  Since the creation of L’Atelier du Fromage, we have always wanted our December Box to be memorable and to bring warmth and joy to your home every year.  This Christmas, we are breaking the rules of featuring a single canton! ... Read more

THE CHEESE DAIRIES OF FRIBOURG

Introduction : Our exploration of artisanal cheeses in the canton of Fribourg led us to discover the passion and dedication of family businesses. These families have inspired us with their perseverance in making their passion for cheese their livelihood. It is our mission at Atelier du Fromage to find these producers and bring their products ... Read more

SELECTION OF THE MONTH, SEPTEMBER 2018

Introduction This month we are delighted to introduce you to three fantastic cheese dairies that make some of the best artisanal cheese we have tasted in the canton of Fribourg. Our Box for September 2018 Vacherin Vieux Fromagerie Caille, FR The Fromagerie Caille makes their Vacherin with commitment, respecting the traditional recipe. We are happy ... Read more

Overview of the Canton

Capital:  Fribourg

Land Area:  1,6771 km2

Population:  311,914 (Déc 2016)

Admission to the Swiss Confederation:  1481

Language:  Swiss German, French

Historical facts

Fribourg was founded in 1157 and admitted to the Swiss Confederation in 1481, along with the canton of Solothurn.

Fribourg was the first French-speaking canton to join the Swiss alliance. However, the people of Fribourg quickly adopted Swiss-German when they joined the Confederation. Today, it is a bilingual canton with 70% of the population speaking French and 30% German.

Stories and legends

The Rand of the Cows

The story is about a cowherd who is awakened by three strangers who enter his cottage and start making cheese from fresh milk. The strangers offer the cowherd three bowls and make him choose one. The first will give him strength, the second will give him wealth and the third will give him the gift of song that will win all the hearts of the land. The cowherd chooses the third bowl and soon he is reunited with his love. Both sing the Ranz des Vaches and their voices can be heard throughout the Alps.

To know more : The origin of the Ranz des Vaches

To listen : Ranz des Vaches by William Tell – Rossini

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