JAPANESE CHEESE

Japan is a country known for quality and a sense of perfection. Nothing is left wanting in their artisan production of cheese. Here you can explore a growing selection of cheeses from Japan, with many distinctly Japanese flavours represented. 

 

Uniquely Japanese

Theses are the cheeses we get the most excited talking about. They are unique to Japan, incorporate Japanese ingredients, and are made for the Japanese palette.

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Sakura
Kyodogakusha, Hokkaido

 Made in the image of a ripe persimmon.

Made in the image of a ripe persimmon.

Jyukushi Kaki
Mirasaka Fromage, Hiroshima

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Miso Orchard
Handa Farm, Hokkaido

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Natchi
Yufuin Cheese Factory, Oita

 
  “Aged in Kiyomi wine pomace for boozy flavors.”

“Aged in Kiyomi wine pomace for boozy flavors.”

Kiyomi Timothy
Handa Farm, Hokkaido

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Sakura Affiné
Kyodogakusha, Hokkaido

Miso Cheese Cubes
Nagato Farm, Nagano

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Tamari Soaked Cheese
Amatani Workshop, Tochigi

 
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Yachinagi
Kyodogakusha, Hokkaido

 Washed with ume-shu (Japanese plum wine)

Washed with ume-shu (Japanese plum wine)

Ume
Oguri Farm, Hokkaido

  “Smokey and delicious, ac superior otsumami."

“Smokey and delicious, ac superior otsumami."

Cherry-wood Smoked
Ibushi-An, Tokyo

 Nestled on a bed of red grape pomace from a Tokyo winery.

Nestled on a bed of red grape pomace from a Tokyo winery.

Fromage Ivre
Fromage du Terroir, Tokyo


Fresh Types

 "A fusion of Brazil and Japan with a great cheese for grilling."

"A fusion of Brazil and Japan with a great cheese for grilling."

Queijo Minas
Vilmilk, Gunma

Adonai Ricotta

Ricotta
Adonai, Hokkaido

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Ricotta
Cheese Stand, Tokyo

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Ricotta Salata
Cheese Stand, Tokyo

 
 "Hokkaido cow's milk marinating in olive oil."

"Hokkaido cow's milk marinating in olive oil."

Sippo in Oil
Chikap, Hokkaido

Ikagawa Cream Cheese

Cream Cheese
Ikagawa, Chiba

Yojuemon Fresh Cheese

Fresh Cheese
Yojuemon, Chiba

Yojuemon String Cheese

String Cheese
Yojuemon, Chiba


Pasta Filata STYLES

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Burrata
Shibuya Cheese Stand, Tokyo

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Mozzarella
Shibuya Cheese Stand, Tokyo

Provolone
Kisuki, Shimane

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Earth Cheeks
NEEDS, Hokkaido

 
 Firm, smoked caciocavallo.

Firm, smoked caciocavallo.

Smoked Caciocavallo
Fattoria Bio, Hokkaido

 Stretched curds with a butter interior.

Stretched curds with a butter interior.

Burrino
Fattoria Bio, Hokkaido

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Mini Caciocavallo
NEEDS, Hokkaido

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Mozzarella
Rakukeisha, Hokkaido

 
Yojuemon Caciocavallo

Caciocavallo
Yojuemon, Chiba

 

Goat Cheese

  “Peppercorns and herbs add color and flavor to the smooth cubes of goat cheese.”

“Peppercorns and herbs add color and flavor to the smooth cubes of goat cheese.”

Tokachi Chevre in Oil
Ran Ran Farm, Hokkaido

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Ashed Tokachi Chevre
Ran Ran Farm, Hokkaido

Mirasaka Carre de Lavende

Carre de Lavende
Mirasaka Fromage, Hiroshima

Fromage de Mirasaka Chevre

Fromage de Mirasaka Chevre
Mirasaka Fromage, Hiroshima


Blue Cheese

Sky [ku:]
Niseko Cheese Factory, Hokkaido

Etanbetsu Blue
Ise Farm, Hokkaido

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Nasu Blue
Amatani Workshop, Tochigi

  "Internationally recognized Blue from Nagano”

"Internationally recognized Blue from Nagano”

Fromage Bleu
Atelier de Fromage, Nagano


Soft-ripened/ Bloomy

Fromage de Mirasaka Cow

Fromage de Mirasaka
Mirasaka Fromage, Hiroshima

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Shimaenaga
Chikap Workshop, Hokkaido

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Kazane
Niseko Cheese Factory, Hokkaido

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Tomino
Daigo Cheese, Shikoku

 
Fromage de Mirasaka Rosemary

Fromage de Mirasaka Rosemary
Mirasaka Fromage, Hiroshima

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St Marcellin
Niseko Cheese Factory, Hokkaido

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Shirokanba
Kita Farm, Hokkaido

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Cowbell
Ran Ran Farm, Hokkaido

 

Maruta
Takara, Hokkaido

Komagata Blue Cheese
Fromagerie Sen Takesumi

Takesumi
Fromagerie Sen, Chiba


Washed rind

 "Washed rind cheese as good as the French can do."

"Washed rind cheese as good as the French can do."

Fromage du Aile
Adonai, Hokkaido

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Furo
Yokoi Ranch, Hokkaido

Mirasaka Jyukushi Kaki

Jyukushi Kaki
Mirasaka Fromage, Hiroshima

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Ume
Oguri Farm, Hokkaido


Semi-hard and Hard Cheese

Black Pepper Gouda
Nagato Farm, Nagano

Grande Shintoko
Kyodogakusha, Hokkaido

 "The most snackable cheese with fresh local milk."

"The most snackable cheese with fresh local milk."

Cheddar
Asahikawa Cheese, Hokkaido

 "Beer-washed cheddar using local milk from Asahikawa."

"Beer-washed cheddar using local milk from Asahikawa."

Beer-washed Cheddar
Asahikawa Cheese, Hokkaido

 
 "Grana cheese with Hokkaido milk."

"Grana cheese with Hokkaido milk."

Grana di Ezo
Fattoria Bio, Hokkaido

 "Spicy and intriguing with milkiness to mellow."

"Spicy and intriguing with milkiness to mellow."

Formaggio Peperoncino
Fattoria Bio, Hokkaido

 "Full flavors of black pepper and milk."

"Full flavors of black pepper and milk."

Formaggio Pepe Nero
Fattoria Bio, Hokkaido

Ikagawa Muchli

Muchli
Ikagawa Farm, Chiba

Mirasaka Fromage Heidi

Heidi
Mirasaka Fromage, Hiroshima

 

Imported Cheeses

In Tokyo and across Japan is an incredible representation of cheeses from around the world. Just because they're not Japanese doesn't mean these cheeses are not worth trying and don't deserve a spot on your cheese board. These cheeses were chosen because they are unique and would work well with the Japanese palette. 

 “Italian blue aged in white wine with a crown of muscat raisins”

“Italian blue aged in white wine with a crown of muscat raisins”

Basajo
La Casearia, Italy

Powerfully boozy and sweet, with deep blue-green rivulets of mold through its creamy interior, Basajo is delicious and historically interesting. 

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Morbier

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Mimolette Vielle