Brie To Fontine: These Begums Make Cheese That Will Take You To The Alps, Greece & England Without Leaving Town

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What Makes It Awesome

First, let us take a moment to appreciate the name Begum Victoria. A tribute to the locality the cheese is made at, in Bangalore, and of course, a nod to Queen Victoria and her wedding present from the people of Somersetshire - a behemoth chunk of Cheddar cheese (which weighed approximately 500kgs and was nine feet wide), we're in love with the name! Then, rejoice because you get perfectly made cheeses such as Brie, cheddar, and the Greek favourite, Feta (crumbly, tangy and just right to drizzle on your boring salad!). All straight from their temperature and humidity-controlled cheese cave, right here in Bangalore! 

Try their Cheddar which is perfect, hard, and slightly sharp. You can stay-in, binge-watch Netflix, and more importantly, binge eat this cheddar with crackers! The mild and slightly acidic Fontine (Fontina) has us planning to bring out the prosciutto while the Havarti, the easily melting cheese best known to come from Denmark, has changed the way we have grilled cheese sandwiches! They also have Bel Paese for those holiday date nights. Bring out the Rom-Coms, the apples, pears, figs, and fruity wines, and order up the cheese from Begum Victoria. Perfect for Christmas! 

Enjoy their artisanal cheese with their Rosemary Crackers priced at INR 150 for 100 grams. They also stock up on fresh ghee made from grass-fed cow’s milk as well as smoked honey and condiments. Then, whether you choose to or not, you'll 100 percent be saying cheese! You can place orders with them directly through Whatsapp and they deliver across Bangalore.


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