Emile and Solange
For French ex-pat Sarah Thuillet, fromagerie Emile and Solange is a homage to her grandparents. Thuillet’s grandfather, Emile, was a dairy farmer. Grandmother Solange sold cheese in Normandy, France.
The store offers almost 50 soft and hard cow and goat’s milk cheeses. The bulk of it is from alpine France and Switzerland, with a handful from Italy and the UK. There are also more local selections, such as cheese from Tasmania’s Bruny Island.
There’s a small but interesting selection of charcuterie, and a range of tapenades, marinated olives, French mustards and dips.
Emile and Solange isn’t just a store for connoisseurs. Thuillet is happy to provide detailed information about each cheese, from its terroir and how it tastes, to ways to match and pair it with other foods.