8 Artisan Cheesemakers of India

8 Artisan Cheesemakers of India
Artisanal cheese is gaining ground in India, Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com

You can bank on these handcrafted cheese to add an extra zing to your dishes

Uttara Gangopadhyay
June 10 , 2021
09 Min Read

India is home to some of the finest artisanal cheesemakers of the world. Now you can find local brands across the country coming up with some exceptional products and ideas. Some of them are even offering courses in cheese making. Here is a list of our eight favourites Indian brands.

Acres Wild, Coonoor
This 22-acre, family-run farm in the Nilgiri hills is as famous for their scenic homestay facility as much as for their handmade cheese. And what’s more, a farm stay makes you eligible for a two-day (paid) course that teaches you the basics of making artisan cheese. They also hold advance courses.

https://www.acres-wild.com

Cinnabar, Kodaikanal
This picturesque farm stay away from the din of Kodaikanal not only makes excellent varieties of cheese but also offers a course in cheese making.

http://www.cinnabar.in

Flanders Dairy Products, Delhi

 
 
 
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This Delhi-based company offers handcrafted, fresh and cured European gourmet cheese. Their product range includes goat cheese, gouda, cherry mozzarella, scamorza, kwark, etc.

http://www.flanders-dairy.com  

Himalayan Products, Pahalgam

 
 
 
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Ever eaten ‘milk chapati’? Known as ‘maish krej’ or ‘kalari’, this is a special cheese made by the indigenous Gujjar tribe of Jammu and Kashmir. And thanks to Himalayan Products, you are spared from the arduous task of following the nomadic tribe. While there, you can also check out their Gouda and Cheddar varieties. The company is owned by a Dutchman and they use both Dutch and local traditions for their artisan cheese.

https://himalayancheese.com

Kase, Chennai

 
 
 
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This artisan cheesemaker from Chennai loves experimenting. Very soon they will be cutting their new cheddar infused with ‘mor milagai’ (chillies soaked in curd, salt and sundried; a preparation from south India). They have also come up with a special batch of cumin-chili cheddar with ‘byadagi’ (the GI-tagged chilli from Karnataka). Apart from their handcrafted cheese, you may also ask for their subscription boxes + cheese making kits.

www.eatmorecheese.in

La Ferme Cheese Puducherry

 
 
 
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This cheese-making brand started its journey to provide Auroville’s residents with handmade farm cheese. On a daily basis, they produce over 10 varieties of cheese. They not only make artisan cheese but also practice eco-friendly processes, including using biogas for pasteurization, windmills to pump water and recycling of waste water, to name a few.

https://www.auroville.com

Meraki, Kolkata

 
 
 
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You love pairing cheese and wine. Have you ever thought of pairing cheese and tea? No? Well, don’t forget to ask this Kolkata-based artisan cheese maker (and baker) for tips when you go to pick up their preservative-free fresh and aged cheese.  

Call or WhatsApp 08335063614 to order.

The Spotted Cow Fromagerie

 
 
 
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Care for some Bombrie or Tomme De Bombai? A patriotic twist to classic European cheeses, these are made by Mumbai-based The Spotted Cow Fromagerie, known for their varieties of handmade French and Italian cheese.

www.thespottedcow.in


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