New shop Le FroMAge recently opened in Hong Kong as the region’s first fully vegan cheese shop. Founded by raw vegan French chef Tina Barrat, the shop specializes in handcrafted dairy-free cheeses made from cashews and almonds. The more than 20 fermented vegan cheeses offered at Le FroMAge include truffle-flavored Shamembert, peppercorn-studded Cheddar Smoked Brie, and gorgonzola-style North Pole Star. Barret, who is a former Hong Kong-based jewelry designer, also recently opened vegan fine-dining concept Ma…and the Seeds of Life.
In addition to the small-batch raw vegan cheeses, the shop will offer all the accompaniments to create the perfect cheeseboard, such as Barrat’s keto breads, chutneys, vegan pâté made with mushrooms, and vegan caviar made with chia seeds. The shop will also carry products from other local artisans, including sourdough crackers from Mayse Artisan Bakery, jams from Nicole’s Kitchen, and vegan butter from Garden Hill.