Fourmage is a four milks cheese, buffalo, sheep, cow & goat milk fused together into one.The story behind the creation.
This cheese creation is a one of a kind masterpiece developed in Holland. It is a uniquely delicious mixture that harnesses the layers of flavors introduced by the four different milk types. This cheese is creamy velvet, partially in thanks to the rich buffalo milk. It reaches sweet notes from the sheep milk. Brings a fresh break through from the goat’s milk. The cow milk brings back the reassuring Gouda flavor. The unique Buffalo milk ads a deep flavor with that extra creamy smooth finish. It is made like a traditional Gouda, in Holland, where the wonderful animals that make the milk, roam free and munch on fresh, nutritious grass all summer long. It’s a young gouda style cheese keeping the flavor mellow, the texture creamy and wonderful for melting.
In addition to the taste, we would like to tell you a little about the artwork and the name. It is a collaboration between a painter living in The Netherlands, Cheeseland’s owner, a first class cheesemonger, and a pretty darn good designer (yours truly). We all worked together to put a masterpiece on the masterpiece and are excited to share our story with you.
Ivan Mijatovic unites colors that transport you to another world. Abstract art with nature as inspiration, he uses a large brush and palette knife to build his paintings layer by layer. He adds sand and templates to the acrylic paint, building a spiritual world where everything seems possible.
The Singing Tree
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When Cheeseland first brought Fourmage to the Fancy Food Show, it didn’t have a name. Our friend Andreas Levi, from Rainbow Grocery Co-op said, “Hey, you should call this cheese, Fourmage!”…so we did. I asked Andreas how he came up with the name, here is his grate story.
“Cutting the cheese all day long can become quite tedious. My fellow Cheesemongers and I here at Rainbow Grocery Cooperative in San Francisco like to pass the time by coming up with groan-worthy cheese songs using all the cheesey puns we can munster. Some of my flavorites include “Parmigiano Reggiano” (sung to the tune of Falco’s “Rock Me Amadeus”) and “Raclette Me Clear My Throat” by DJ Kool. The name “Fourmage” came to me quite naturally – seemingly out of the blue (d’Auvergne).”
Thank you Andreas, keep cutting the cheese 🙂
The local paper where Ivan Mijatovic lives and paints; The Huizer Courant, interviewed Jan Kos (Cheeseland’s owner) and Ivan. They asked how Jan came up with the idea to use Ivan’s painting, how the two came into contact with each other and what the painting represents.
Jan Kos, “I had the idea for several years to use a painting on one of our cheese labels but I never found the right painting. When I came across Ivan’s artwork on Facebook, the beautiful colors in each painting gave me a happy feeling. I always seek happiness to represent my cheeses and my company. The painting I chose for the Fourmage label is very appealing and the colors melding together remind me of this rich cheese. Fourmage is made from four types of milk, cow, goat, sheep and water buffalo. The painting expresses that mixture on many levels. Now the cheese knife cuts both ways, Ivan shares his painting internationally and I get to fulfill my creative idea while I sell my cheese.”