Welcome to K-sein Fromagerie, a cheese lover's paradise nestled in the heart of the South Melbourne Market! Founded in February 2022, we pride ourselves on being a traditional fromagerie dedicated to sourcing, selecting, and, when necessary, aging our products before offering them to you.
Our commitment to quality is unwavering, and we maintain direct relationships with cheese-makers from both Australia and Europe. This allows us to provide you with extensive information about each cheese and ensure that every product meets our stringent quality standards.
One of our unique features is our direct importation of a significant portion of European cheese. This carefully curated selection offers a harmonious balance between the rich traditions of European cheese-making and the flavors of Australian cheese. In essence, we believe that European cheese supports and complements its Australian counterparts.
Now, you might be wondering about our intriguing name, K-sein. It's a playful twist on "Casein," the milk protein found in cheese, which itself derives from "Caseus," the Latin word for cheese. Our founder, Victor, who has a charmingly strong accent in English, decided to infuse the name with a touch of his own broken English, making it unique and memorable.
At K-sein Fromagerie, we invite you to embark on a flavorful journey through the world of cheese. Whether you're a connoisseur or just starting your cheese adventure, our wide selection of handpicked cheeses from both local and international artisans will undoubtedly satisfy your palate. Join us in celebrating the exquisite world of cheese at K-sein Fromagerie – where tradition meets innovation, and passion meets flavor.
I'm Victor, and it's a pleasure to meet you! The K-sein project has been a long-held dream that has resided in a corner of my mind for many years, waiting for the right time and place to come to life.
My journey in the world of cheese began in 2010 when I started working at the Richmond Hill Cafe and Larder in Richmond, VIC. Since then, cheese has become a central focus of my life. However, after a few months there, I found myself returning to Europe for personal reasons, and I seized the opportunity to explore the rich cheese culture of my homeland, France.
During my time in France, I had the privilege of working for one of the foremost cheesemongers, "Herve Mons." I spent three invaluable years there, immersing myself in the art and science of cheese-making and refining my expertise.
In 2014, I returned to Australia, where an exciting opportunity presented itself. I had the chance to establish a cheese import program from the ground up, enabling me to source and bring European cheeses to Australia. The added bonus was having a storage facility that allowed me to age and preserve my cheeses under ideal conditions, akin to the storerooms in France.
As 2020 unfolded and brought its challenges, I, like many others, faced setbacks. However, after some time, the K-sein project resurfaced in my thoughts and refused to fade away. The concept was viable, the market was receptive, and all the signs were pointing in the right direction. The dream that had been brewing for years was finally ready to become a reality.
I'm delighted to share that my wife, Vy, has joined the K-sein team. With over 20 years of experience in the food industry, Vy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our team. She is exceptionally well-versed in all things related to cheese and is here to assist you with any cheese-related questions or inquiries you may have. Vy's passion for food and her dedication to delivering exceptional customer experiences make her a valuable addition to our team, ensuring that your visit to K-sein Fromagerie is as informative and enjoyable as possible. We look forward to serving you with her expertise by our side!