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Smelly Cheese Co.

The French Box


Born and bred in Normandie, France, Valérie Henbest (Smelly Cheese Co. owner, and self described "cheese tragic") made the ultimate life change by moving to Australia over 20 years ago. With very little hesitation, Valérie decided to take her destiny into her own hands and worked towards making sure she would share with us one of the things that she missed the most: le Fromage!

Currently our box boasts the below delicious inclusions. Gluten free? No problem! Don't like blue cheese? Easy! Just let us know in the notes section when you reach the shopping cart. To add a bottle of wine simply select this option from the drop down menu - and we will pick the perfect bottle to match your cheeses!

Fromage de Meaux - Île-de-France, France - White Mould - Cow's Milk

This creamy brie has soft yeast and hazelnut notes. The centre of the cheese is rich and creamy with a smooth, supple texture. When fully ripe it will develop some brown rusty patches on the rind, ooze from the centre and have a robust flavour.

Époisses - Bourgogne, France - Washed Rind - Cow's Milk

Époisses has a moist shiny rind containing an oozing creamy interior that melts in the mouth. The aroma is powerful but pleasant and the flavour is strong but balanced between sweet, savoury and salty.

Hervé Mons Comté 18 months - Raw Cow’s Milk - Semi Hard - Franche-Comté, France

Named after the Franche-Comté region, this is the most popular cheese eaten in France, with 40,000 tonnes produced per year. Fromagerie Arnaud select from quality cheese makers and transport the cheese to their own fort for maturation. This takes place inside a former Napoleonic fort buried into a hill, with magnificent vaulted rooms and kilometres of galleries. The fort holds 75,000 wheels of Comté and each wheel is graded every three months to ensure the best quality. This cheese has buttery, roasted-nut aromas and a sweet finish. It has nutty, aromatic flavours.

Papillon Roquefort AOP* Tradition ‘Émotion’ - Aveyron, France - Blue Vein - Sheep's Milk

Roquefort is a powerful sheep's milk cheese: rich, tangy, and reminiscent of bread and yeast. It crumbles yet is creamy in texture. Moist pockets of blue flavour spring to life on the palate, offering a contrast to the full, creamy paste.

To complete the perfect cheese board your box also contains:

Falwasser Gluten Free Activated Charcoal Crispbreads


Minimum total cheese weight is 800 grams.

*If one of the items in the collection is unavailable or does not meet our high quality standards, we may need to substitute an item of equal or greater value.

*Please note that the pictures shown are for illustrative purposes only and may not always represent the final product or experience.

We can include a handwritten card for gifts, if you would like to include a special note, please include any instructions in the notes section of your order.

Click and collect - please include in the order notes the day you would like to collect.

Delivery - we dispatch on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week (except for South Australian public holidays). You will receive a notification to confirm when this has taken place. MailPlus via Toll is our delivery partner for all states.

The French Box