Media Coverage

Here's the best place to buy your cheese in Balgowlah - Sydney Northern Beaches News - Monday 11th October 2021.

For La Boite A Fromages (also known as Cheese on Wheels), cheese is not just an ingredient, it’s the main event. This boutique cafe in Balgowlah that doubles as a cheese shop offers an eclectic selection for all of your cheese essentials. Read the rest of the article here

Which French mouldy cheese to eat for Moldy Cheese Day tomorrow - Matilda Marseillaise - Friday 8th October 2021

Matilda Marseillaise recently asked a few cheesemongers around Australia to share their French mouldy cheese recommendations for Moldy Cheese Day. Aurore commented on her favourite mouldy cheese: Cabecou. To read the rest of the article, head here.

 

Bon Fromage Festival of European Cheeses Australia 2021 - Tuesday 5th October 2021

Bon Fromage 2021 is kicking-off on the 22nd of October for a long weekend of world-class tasting and cheesy wonders with Sydney’s most renowned cheese experts curating 15 exciting masterclasses that will stimulate your senses and play with your pallet.


Aurore will be presenting three masterclasses online at the Bon Fromage Festival of European Cheeses Australia this October! More info here.

  • French Cheeses Quiz - A Beginner’s Guide To French Cheese
  • Paint Me Like One Of Your French Cheeses
  • Perfect Cheese Board - Impress your Insta Followers
Bon Fromage 2021

SBS Food - Thursday 30th Sep 2021

'French native Aurore Ghigo .. says the important French rule: always odd numbers, three or five. We suggest mixing textures: hard, soft or crumbly .. choosing different milk .. and lastly, family type: blue, washed rind or brie. The most important part is that your cheesemonger lets you try before you buy, making sure you like the cheese." To read the rest of this article, head here.

Good Food - A dozen delicious picnic packs, boxes and hampers to welcome spring in Sydney - Thu 23 Sep 2021

This gem of a cheese shop is doing its thing during Sydney's festival of the picnic, putting together boxes of cheese and accompaniments that will keep everyone on your rug happy. To read the rest of this article, head here.

Good Food Sydney Picnic Box 

Ingenious Global International Filmmakers Competition - Thu 2 Sep 2021

We are super proud to have been selected as number 6 in the top 10 Ingenious Global Competition - international comp for creative filmmakers across the globe. This particular competition was in response to COVID lockdowns and how businesses responded to the challenges. Itchy Feet Digital Video partnered with the Northern Beaches Council to share our story of The Market Drop initiative in 2020.

If you were not aware, we setup The Market Drop in response to the first national covid lockdown which closed fresh food markets across our beautiful state. The Market Drop website facilitated food market stallholders to sell their produce during that particular lockdown. We facilitated the process and the deliveries all from our website. This was a very successful initiative and one that we are most proud of. To watch the video, head to the Ingenious Global website or Northern Beaches Council Facebook page.

Urban List Sydney: 14 Of Sydney’s Best Cheese Shops In 2021 - Thu 19th August 2021

'Longtime cheese fanatics across Sydney have known all about La Boite A Fromages since 2012 (especially if you paid a weekly visit to Frenchs Forest Organic Market). However, if you’re a new passenger on the cheese enthusiast bandwagon (welcome) you need to draw your attention over to this palace of deliciousness.

La Boite A Fromages sports a retail shop in Balgowlah but also rocks the famous  "Cheese On Wheels" stall at various markets across Sydney.' To read the rest of this great article, head here.

Urban List Sydney: 13 of The Best Cheese Toasties in Sydney Right Now - Wed 21st July 2021

'It would have been criminal of us to put together this list without including authentic French toastie makers. Well, we couldn’t be happier to include knowers and lovers of all things cheese - La Boite A Fromages. Established in 2012 by cheesemongers Aurore Ghigo and Tom Ippolito, the Northern Beaches shop offers every type of Aussie and European cheese your stomach desires, with charcuterie boxes, French Raclette, fondue kits, and pantry-fillers like pâté and foie gras. But if you ask the locals, there’s a good chance they’ll recommend the cheese toasties.

The well-known sandwiches come with a three cheese blend (comté, Swiss gruyere and Emmental), bay leaf and nutmeg-infused bechamel, Dijon mustard and Pepe Saya butter on purposefully dryer/older sourdough from Brasserie Bread. From there, go wild with extra add-ons like ham, prosciutto, truffle paste, onion relish, tomato relish or fresh tomato. Otherwise, opt for the mushroom melt with mushroom, bechamel, taleggio, and truffle paste.' To read the rest of the article, head here.

Time Out Sydney's The Best Cheese Shops in Sydney - Tuesday 13th July 2021

Whether you’re looking to impress your guests with the most indulgent, globe trotting cheese board they've ever seen, or you're after one of the funkiest washed rinds ever to accompany a special bottle of wine, these are the cheese focused providores that'll ensure your dairy game in strong. To read the rest of the article, head here.

 

Sydney Eat Street: Best French takeaway for Bastille Day 2021 - Saturday 10th July 2021

No need to put away the French berets as you can still celebrate La Fete Nationale with takeaway at home by picking up some tasty French fare.

“Le Marché offers the largest selection of French food in all Australia: Our customers are often saying that le Marché is the prettiest market in Sydney and that they feel like being in France somewhere in the countryside,” says French-native and market founder, Solveig Coulon.

That’s quite impressive considering the event isn’t even a year old, but then that’s also a testament to the quality of the vendors Coulon has gathered, such as regional and local cheeses from award-winning cheesemongers Aurore Ghigo and Tom Ippolito of Cheese on Wheels, and saucissons, pâtés and Cassoulet, Toulouse saucissons from former chef, Jean-Marc Amar of Saucisson Australia, a staple on the market circuit with a cult-like following.

“People travel to the market just to buy from them,” Coulon says. To read the rest of the article, head here.

 

Finalist in the Northern Beaches Local Business Awards - Tuesday 8th June 2021

https://thebusinessawards.com.au/business/47277/La-Boite-a-Fromages---Cheese-on-Wheels

These are the best toasties in Australia - Wednesday 3rd March 2021

The dreamy Mushroom Melt at Cheese on Wheels is so damn delicious and warming on a cool day you’ll want to snuggle with it. Maybe that’s just me… Sauteed field mushrooms, bechamel, truffle paste and enough Taleggio to spill into the pan, forming a fragile cheese tutu. This joint is operated by one of the world’s top cheesemongers so don’t consider entering unless you’re prepared to leave with a crate of irresistibly fragrant fromage. To read the rest of the article, head here. 

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These are the best toasties in Australia

Spooning Australia - Thursday 18th February 2021

"You can't buy happiness but you can buy a cheese toastie and it's nearly the same." So says the appropriately named "sandwich board" outside the amazing La Boite a Fromages - Cheese On Wheels in Balgowlah. ⁣⁣

It is a quaint cheese shop run by some lovely French people, well it was when I was there, and they have so many cheeses my knees were wobbling - they seriously know cheese!! They also do a lot of markets from what I gathered instore.⁣⁣

For my Cheese toastie I added Ham and Truffle paste and today I've just got back from my second visit for the Mushroom Melt! The Ham and Truffle Toastie was awesome but I could have eaten a second one hahahaha⁣. Today's Melt - mushrooms, bechamel, taleggio and truffle paste - it made me explode with delight.⁣ To read the rest of the post and see amazing photos, head here.

       

Time Out Sydney - Monday 11th January 2021

La Boite a Fromages translates to Cheese On Wheels, a cheese shop and café run by cheesemongers Aurore Ghigo and Tom Ippolito, who stock their Balgowlah shop with over 100 local and international artisanal, farmhouse cheeses. While you choose what is destined for the cheese shelf in your fridge at home, order a baguette, a toastie, ploughmans, cheese board or a ham, cheese and bechamel croissant. To read the rest of the article, head here.


Manly Observer Christmas on the Beaches - Tuesday 22nd December 2020

La Boite a Fromages – Cheese On Wheels, Balgowlah. Cheese & Charcuterie Boxes, Picnic Boxes, Cheese only boxes. Pickup/takeaway until and including Christmas Eve. 22/23 Dec – 9am to 4pm. 24 Dec – 7am to 4pm Pre-order your cheeses for pickup or delivery for Christmas. To read the rest of the article, head here.

Northern Beaches Review - Monday 12th Oct 2020

They're famous for a decadent cheese toastie that went viral but imagine bringing out this cheesy cake-with-a-difference at the end of your long lunch? To read the rest of the article, head here.

Good Food Magazine Australia - Thursday 10th September 2020

No one will complain if you bring a cheese plate to a picnic. In fact, people will love you for it. Newtown's Continental Delicatessen, Cheese on Wheels at Balgowlah, and Surry Hills' Formaggi Ocello are only some of providores that have you covered for every hard, soft and double-cream need. To read the rest of the article, head here.


 

Northern Beaches Council - Tuesday 4th August 2020

How local businesses adapted to covid19 : Meet Aurore, a cheesemonger.

Northern Beaches Council had a chat some weeks ago with Aurore regarding covid19 and its impact on local shops and farmers markets and how Cheese on Wheels created The Market Drop website during the April shutdown.

Northern Beaches Council Interview - Watch the video here. 


Live on Studio 10 - Monday 3rd August 2020

We had a chat with Narelda from Studio 10 at the Balgowlah shop about all things cheese and made Narelda our popular cheese toastie with Comté, Emmental and Swiss Gruyère.

Studio 10 Interview - Watch the video here.




Cheese on Wheels article by Daily Mail - 29 July 2020

Australia's 'best' toastie has been discovered in a little-known cafe, which sells the $10 treat with three different types of cheese, béchamel sauce and mustard. Dailymail.co.uk - Read the full article here.

Photo by My French Rituals
 

Cheese on Wheels review by Jane Lawson for Escape.com.au - 28 July 2020

Such consideration is also evident upon first bite of their signature ‘Cheesie’ made by slathering Brasserie Bread sourdough with Pepe Saya butter, Dijon mustard, house-made béchamel (using Country Valley milk and sustainable flour) and heaping it with enough grated Comté, Emmental and Swiss Gruyère to guarantee decadent spillover – essential for the crisp cheese frill around the edges. Escape.com.au - Read the full article here. 


Photo by Jane Lawson - Escape

International Best Cheesemonger Competition France - June 2019

Cheese Monger Aurore Ghigo competed in the International Best Cheesemonger Competition in June 2019 and represented Australia. She competed amongst carefully selected top cheese mongers from across the world.

Aurore now ranks in the top 10 best cheesemongers in the world, a great achievement for her first submission and entry at the competition while some contestants can wait years to be selected. Read full Bio here.


Trading previously under 'Caseus" for 6 years, our little Brunswick cheese shop was home to artisan cheesemaker

City Lane - Read full article here

Urban List - Melbourne

Cheesemonger Aurore Ghigo in the 2012 Sydney Herald Good Food Guide while at GPO Sydney

Directory Listings:

Hello Manly - Thursday 30th Sep 2021
https://hellomanly.com.au/listing/la-boite-a-fromages/

Back Your Local - Monday 6th April 2020 
https://hub.backyourlocal.com.au/business/la-boite-a-fromages-cheese-on-wheels