Konark, Mumbai’s Award-Winning Cheese Mirrors European Excellence, Infusing French ‘Tomme’ Style With Indian Flair!

This award-winning cheese boasts earthy, nutty flavours with a refreshing lemony finish.

by Mallika Khurana
Konark, Mumbai’s Award-Winning Cheese Mirrors European Excellence, Infusing French ‘Tomme’ Style With Indian Flair!

Step into the vibrant world of Indian cheeses, where centuries-old traditions meet innovative craftsmanship to create a tapestry of flavours and textures unlike any other. From the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the sun-kissed shores of the Indian Ocean, each region of this diverse nation boasts its own unique cheese-making heritage, reflecting the rich tapestry of cultures and culinary influences that define India. But amidst this rich tapestry of tradition, a new star has emerged – Konark Cheese. 

Konark Cheese, A French ‘Tomme’ Style Delight


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Born in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, this artisanal marvel pays homage to both Indian ingenuity and global sophistication. Inspired by the iconic chariot wheels of the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, Konark Cheese is not just a culinary delight but a work of art, skillfully crafted to tantalise the senses and elevate the palate to new heights.

In the heart of Mumbai, where the Eleftheria Cheese Company has been weaving magic with dairy since its inception. Their latest masterpiece, Konark Cheese, stands tall as a testament to Indian ingenuity and global recognition.

Imagine a cheese shaped like an Indian chariot wheel, infused with the essence of French tradition—that’s Konark Cheese for you. This one-of-a-kind creation from the Eleftheria Cheese Company pays homage to the renowned French ‘Tomme’ style, blending it seamlessly with Indian inspiration.

Crafted with care and expertise, Konark Cheese undergoes a meticulous ageing process of two months, resulting in a captivating natural, rustic rind. Slice through its exterior to reveal a smooth, pale ivory interior, offering a tantalising texture that melts in your mouth.

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Flavours That Dance On Your Palate


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But what truly sets Konark Cheese apart are its flavours. Earthy, nutty, and herbaceous notes dance harmoniously on your palate, leaving a refreshing, tangy finish that lingers like a fond memory. It’s a cheese that tells a story with every bite.

Whether you’re indulging in a leisurely cheese platter or whipping up a gourmet meal, Konark Cheese shines bright. It’s a versatile companion, pairing beautifully with fruit preserves, charcuterie, and crusty bread. And let’s not forget its magical melting capabilities. It also turns simple dishes like fondue, gratins, and grilled cheese sandwiches into culinary masterpieces.

In 2023, Konark Cheese made history by clinching gold at the prestigious World Cheese Awards in Norway. For the first time, an Indian cheese company stood among the finalists. It certainly showcased the remarkable talent and dedication of Eleftheria Cheese Company’s artisans.

This cheese embodies the spirit of India – vibrant, diverse, and steeped in tradition. With its rustic charm and exquisite flavours, Konark Cheese invites you on a journey of culinary discovery.

Where: Delivering in Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, & more cities
Cost: ₹500 (230-250 g approx.)

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