Living in Alaska means we can't always enjoy the amenities that the Lower 48 so casually provides on every corner and in every neighborhood, but we at Fromagio's personally believe that Alaskans deserve access to the very best in artisanal cheese. That was the mission statement of the original owner Helen Howarth: to find and share great cheese in a land that had none. 10 years and 3 shops later--and now under new management-- we continue the tradition of pairing Alaskans with the cheese that's right for them.
There's a time, place, and mood for every cheese. At Fromagio's, we encourage our guests to not just look for their soulmate cheese, but for the cheese that best fits their meal: are you melting, snacking, stacking? The cheese cases at Fromagio's are expertly curated to support any kind of hunger, drawing from classic cheesemaking regions such as Italy, France, England, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, as well as many domestic dairies in Wisconsin, Vermont, California, Washington, Oregon, New York, and Tennessee. And while our cheesemongers haven't personally canvassed the Earth for cheese, they've certainly travelled to each place via taste, and we invite you to do the same.
Where did the word “Fromagio’s” come from? It is a merger of the French (fromage) and Italian (formaggio) words for cheese. It is the made-up moniker of our shop’s mascot, a cheese-loving mouse who, like us, wanted access to great cheese and revels in the selection now available in Anchorage.
Our Cheese Resident Monger
Lamar, Chris, Racheal