About Us

La Boite a Fromages - Cheese on Wheels was established in Sydney in 2012 by cheesemongers Aurore Ghigo and Tom Ippolito. With a combined experience of nearly two decades, we aim to offer the best in artisanal, farmhouse cheeses and accompaniments from Australia and abroad.

 

Our philosophy is simple, to provide education and enjoyment to our customers through our passionate service. We have an intimate and hands-on knowledge of local producers, plus an expansive background knowledge of traditional cheese from the homelands in Europe. From raw, rare and organic cheeses to ancient, new and quirky creations, we have a cheese for all pleasures and budget. Cheese is a creation that takes in all the senses, as cheesemongers we encourage our customers to taste, smell and feel before they buy as getting the correct choice is a personal decision.

From our first market stall at Frenchs Forest Organic Market in Sydney in early 2012, we have now grown to 6 weekly market stalls. In the pursuit of our cheese education in previous years, we’ve gained experience at one of Australia’s prime Bio-dynamic dairy farms, Marrook Farm in the NSW Manning Valley, to moving to Melbourne at Australia’s oldest Cheese room all while keeping our markets stalls in Sydney. You may have seen us in our retail store in Brunswick Melbourne under the Caseus trading name but after the birth of our second child, we made our way back to Sydney.

And most recently, you may have seen Cheesemonger Aurore Ghigo compete in the International Best Cheesemonger Competition in June 2019 in France representing Australia. She competed amongst carefully selected top cheesemongers from across the world and now ranks in the top 10 Best Cheesemongers in the World.

You can now find us at our new shop at 397 Sydney Road in Balgowlah. If you want to know more about our store, click here.