Our artisa plant based cheeses are handcrafted in Tasmania, Australia using cashew nuts which are blended with filtered water, a little coconut oil and some Tasman sea salt, then cultured with dairy free probiotics.
After culturing, our fresh cheeses are packaged and ready for sale at 7 days old and our artisan range are aged for 6 – 16 weeks, depending on the variety.
Our cheeses are flavoured by Tasmania which means we add the finest ingredients sourced from our pick of the many local gourmet producers found in this beautiful island state. They are wonderful on a cheese board.
Artisa cheeses aren't stretchy, melty pizza style cheeses but they melt beautifully in a sauce – from simple mac'n'cheese to a sophisticated mushroom stroganoff. Dairy free, soy free, cholesterol free, gluten free (except for the stout wash in our Launceston blue vein), lactose free and with no added starches, gums or thickeners, artisa cheeses are vegan friendly and suitable for those who are lactose intolerant.
The artisa fresh range of cheeses have a best-before date of 8 weeks from packing (3 weeks for the blue vein) whereas the artisa range of aged cheeses have a best-before date of 5 months from packing.
Kept refrigerated, artisa cheeses will keep for around 10 days once opened if wrapped loosely in a paper towel and stored in a plastic container.
Sydney Vegan Market - Currently Grounded
Artisa had a stall at the Sydney Vegan Market which was recently relocated to Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd Marrickville
Artisa was present at the first market at the new Addison Road location on March 3rd. We had a fantastic time meeting with both existing and new customers.
Unfortunately the event organisers have encountered planning approval issues, which appear ironically, to be due to the markets success! This has resulted in the market being grounded, and we've been advised that it will probably be at least until July before it will convene again.
Your most up to date information on what will happen in the future is likely to be gained by viewing the Sydney Vegan Market website
Artisa is an enthusiastic supporter of Sydney Vegan Market and we certainly hope that they get to start again soon and that we can be still part of them .
We wish the market organisers the best in their dealings with council and hope they get the support of the local community in their approval application. These markets contribute to and enrich many aspects of community life, if only through the quality of people and ideals they tend to attract.
Artisa will pack and send your purchased cheese in chilled boxes to anywhere in Australia.
Sorry, we do not ship overseas.
Orders are dispatched on Tuesdays. This is to ensure that where possible, you receive your goods in perfect condition - typically within just one to two days.
We offer flat rate shipping options for orders totaling up to 2 kg of product, For orders totaling more than 2kg, please contact us for a shipping prices.
To ensure you receive your cheese orders in the best possible condition, we ship all online orders utilising Australia Post Express Post. The Australia Post Express Post network can guarantee delivery of goods within 1 business day for most major cities, regional centers and even many rural areas. The majority of other areas fall within another day or two.
* A pdf Estimator for the number of delivery days for domestic Australia Express Post can be found here
Our default Express Post shipping rate is a flat rate* of $19.50. The packaging consists of a cardboard box lined with wood wool and Techni-Ice sheets. This eco-friendly packaging offers good protection and helps hold temperatures sufficiently cool during delivery for up to 24 hours .
Where Express Post delivery times exceed 24 hours or extreme heat days are likely to occur, we suggest the Eski-pack upgrade option for just $8 more. This can be purchased as a product item from the online shop here. This Eski-pack upgrade uses a polystyrene box outer instead of cardboard thereby offering substantially more thermal protection.
*flat rate. This means you pay only the one shipping price irrespective of the number of cheeses involved in any one combined order up to 2kg of product (e.g.one involving say 10 x 200g cheeses across several varieties). For orders exceeding 2kg of product, we suggest you contact us prior to ordering to discuss shipping options.
Artisa will be at the Big Vegan Market in Melbourne, 12th and 13th of May
Artisa will have a stall at the Big Vegan Market in Melbourne this coming May, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th. This year the Big Vegan Market is being held in the magnificent venue of the Royal Exhibition Building ( 9 Nicholson St, Carlton, VIC 3053).
Opening hours for the event are from 10 to 6pm both days.
Artisa will have its usual range of cheese for sale as well as some delicious mixed cheese board offerings - perfect for accompanying that special wine or craft beer you find at the market.
Please call in say hello, we'd love to meet with you.
Artisa Pop-up Cheese and Wine Tasting
Artisa will be holding a Pop-up Cheese and Wine Tasting event at its fromagerie in Prospect, Launceston on Fri. 20 April 2018 between 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
Tickets are $27.50 which includes entry to the event and all the delicious nibbles. We will be donating $5 from every ticket sold to the Big Ears Animal Sanctuary in Longford.
Wine and beer will be available to purchase and there will be a 10% discount on any cheese sales on the night.
This promises to be a fun and maybe even an educational evening as we record and discuss our cheese and wine pairing experiences. Come and join us!
Tickets can be purchased online here (eventbrite.com)
Latest new Artisa cheese stockists!
Source Community Wholefoods Shop & Cafe
Located in: University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus, 12 French St, Sandy Bay TAS 7005
Prahran Convenience Store
The Prahran Convenience Store can be found at 196 Commercial Rd, Prahran (Melbourne) VIC 3181
The Cruelty Free Shop Fitzroy
The Cruelty Free Shop Fitzroy can be found at 124 Johnston St, Fitzroy (Melbourne) VIC 3065
Smith & Deli
Smith and Deli can be found at 111 Moor St, Fitzroy (Melbourne) VIC 3065
A list of other Artisa cheese stockists can be found here.