About Us

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 vegan cheese win gold, silver and bronze medals at the 2017 Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards

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.

Shipping

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.

Latest new Artisa cheese stockists!

The Cruelty Free Shop Brisbane 

The CFS Brisbane can be found at  2/165 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101


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


A list of other Artisa cheese stockists can be found here.


 

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