Continuing from my last post on lesser known cheese manufacturers in India. Auroville near Pondicherry is another prominent cheese manufacturer. I have rarely seen their cheese in Bangalore, though and would really appreciate if someone tells me where I can get some.
They make about 15 kinds of cheese too. Fresh ones – Mozzarella, Feta and Ricotta, which have really short shelf life, and therefore I don’t expect to see them all the way here in Bangalore. Their seasoned cheeses include some names I haven’t heard before – farm cheese, Lofabu, Jeera cheese(lofabu with jeera, weird), Swissly, Cheddar, Auroblocjon, Blue D’Auroville, Gorgonzola, Gruyere, Parmesan and goat cheese.
Their website mentions how their cheese products are made in a very environmentally sustainable way, keeping with the rest of the ashram.
For the cheese production traditional methods were adapted to the conditions of the South Indian climate, taking into account Western hygienic standards and concerns for a clean and sustainable environment. Our pasteurization, for instance, is done with biogas, our water is pumped by a windmill and our waste water is recycled.
They make over 100 kg of cheese in more than 10 varieties daily!