CHEESEMAKERS in JAPAN
Throughout Japan there are an incredible number of artisan cheese producers making their products by hand. Explore below as cheesemakers are organized from North to South by region.
Kyodogakusha - Shintoku
High quality cheese made on biodynamic farm. What is special about this cheese is how Japanese ingredients are regularly integrated into the recipe of the cheese. Kyodogakusha produces a full array of hard, washed-rind, bloomy rind and soft cheeses.
Handa Farm - Tokachi
Farmstead cheeses are made at Handa Farm with cows raised on the same land. Most cheeses are of the hard type and are named after different kinds of grasses. Each of these cheeses has variations with the cheeses aged in unique Japanese ingredients.
Ran Ran Farm at Tokachi Millennium Forest - Tokachi
In Eastern Hokkaido against the Hidaka Mountain Range, the Tokachi Millennium Forest was established as a carbon offset with expansive gardens and landscape designed areas. One part of the Tokachi Millennium Forest is RanRan Farm, with 150-200 free-grazing Saanen goats that provide the milk for their line of goat cheeses.
Niseko Cheese Factory - Niseko
Tokachi Fromages - Tokachi
Fattoria Bio - Sapporo
NEEDS Cheese Factory - Tokachi
Furano Cheese Factory - Furano
Ise Farm - Asahikawa
Chikap - Nemuro
Adonai - Okhotsk
Oguri Farm Cheese - Yakumo
Rakukeisha - Shiranuka
Aomori - Akita - Iwate - Yamagata - Miyage - Fukushima
Aichi - Shizuoka - Gifu - Niigata - Nagano - Yamanashi - Toyama - Ishikawa - Fukui
Atelier de Fromage - Nagano
Ferme Shimizu - Nagano
Nagato Farm - Nagano
Tokyo - Kangawa - Chiba - Saitama - Gunma - Tochigi - Ibaraki
Ibushi-An - Tokyo
Shibuya Cheese Stand - Tokyo
Vilmilk - Gunma
In the mountains of Gunma, an hour on the bullet train northwest of Tokyo, is a Brazilian cheesemaker named Vilmar. After immigrating to Japan he started making cheese from his home country to share with the Japanese.
Amatani Cheese Factory - Tochigi
Kyoto - Osaka - Nara - Hyogo - Shiga - Wakayama - Mie
Okayama - Hiroshima - Yamaguchi - Tottori - Shimane
Kagawa - Ehime - Kochi - Tokushima
Daigo Cheese Factory - Ehime
kyushu & Okinawa
Fukuoka - Saga - Nagasaki - Kumamoto - Oita - Miyazaki - Kagoshima - Okinawa
Yufuin Cheese Factory - Oita