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Mon 10 January 2022

Local News | Fromage! Queso! Cheese! Kaas! An international Gourmet food shop for Jalón.

Cheese and so much more at "Fromage" Gourmet foods.

The offices of Jacaranda Spain are located in Jalón, in the beautiful Marina Alta area of the Costa Blanca. We love to see enterprising, new business thriving in our home town and we are always happy to share our positive experiences with our friends. We would like to pass on a real gem, for those who love gourmet food products.


Fromage- Gourmet foods.

 It was during our quest for Christmas gift ideas for our friends and clients, that we truly appreciated a local shop that makes gourmet food hampers. We promptly ordered several for our clients and we were so thrilled with them , we ordered more and some for ourselves too!

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If you love cheese ( and who doesn´t love cheese?!), Fromage should be on your weekly grocery shopping route. There are cheeses from all over Europe here. Of course there are your familiar favourites, but there are cheeses here we hadn´t heard of and definitely wanted to try.

The shop assistant could not have been more helpful. We were asked about the preferences of the recipients of the hampers and, as we were not sure, we were helped through the selection process with some samples (it would have been rude not to!). We chose cheeses from all over Europe, to make gifts, that would be a delicious addition to the Christmas dinner table, as well as creating a great conversation topic.

There was a wonderful creamy Brie de Meaux from France

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A delicious goats cheese with chilli and herbs from Italy. A type of Gouda cheese, from Holland, called Beemster which tasted like butterscotch.

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A buttery, matured, sheeps milk cheese from La Mancha in Spain called Manchego. A creamy and full flavoured blue cheese called Shropshire Blue from England.

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An earthy, full flavoured cheese rinsed in beer, made by trappist monks in Belgium. A sublime, indulgent, soft cheese from the Vaud area of Switzerland, on the border with France, called Mont D´Or.

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...And the list goes on.  The owners are knowledgable and helpful and you can browse and ask questions until your heart is content! They were happy to indulge us and share some interesting stories about the origins of the cheeses they had to sell. Furthermore, they don´t mind cutting small pieces so that you can try several and take away a selection.

If you are stuck for a gift idea, the hampers and platters are beautifully put together and gift wrapped. This is a gift anyone would love to receive! I should also say that we bought a platter for a dinner party earlier in the month and, along with a bottle of port, it went down a treat with our guests.

This shop is a godsend if, like us, you love Italian cheeses like Pecorino and Parmesan. These cheeses are, sometimes, hard to get and very pricey in the supermarkets. At Fromage, you can buy a big old hunk for a reasonable price!

As if all these tempting cheeses weren´t enough there are Belgian beers, wines, patés, dried fruits, nuts, jams, chutneys, honey and real butter.

They also offer a range of prepared ready meals, perfect for those with a busy lifestyle, when you just don´t have the time or inclination to shop for ingredients, never mind getting your chefs hat on!

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Although not in the centre of town, Fromage is located five minutes walk from the central plaza, close to the Gasolinera, around the corner from Juans Bar. We recommend parking up, shopping for your deli products at Fromage, a coffee or a beer at Juans and, to round off the shopping expedition, a delve into the Belgian bakery, "Tigre" for some dessert! Now, cakes... that is another story!

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