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Le Petit Journal Auckland

HEBDO FRENCH TOUCH - Cheese, vous êtes filmés

"SAVOIR BIEN VIVRE" Parce que oui, c’est la définition de la French Touch selon Gilles. On peut dire que c’est par la nourriture que cette expression s’illustre le mieux. Et c’est aussi comme cela que l’Atelier du fromage peut se démarquer de ses concurrents : "les saveurs et les subtilités que vous viendrez goûter, vous rappellerons le Pays et toutes les émotions qu’elles procurent "...

15 July 2017

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Farro Fresh

Maison Vauron | Jc’s Top Picks

How do you pick French wine? We asked Jean-Christophe (JC) Poizat, co-founder of Maison Vauron wine merchants for his tips on picking the perfect drop. How do you tell the difference from one bottle to the next? Telling the story of the wine is what sets it apart. A bottle of wine is the same as a million...

15 July 2017

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Jetstar Magazine

Gallic Inspiration

The great grandson of a French wine merchant, Jean-Christophe Poizat was born with wine in the blood...

July 2017

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Nz Herald

What I'd do (by Thomas Diez)

I then often go to Maison Vauron to buy a few bottles of wine, saucisson and a bit of cheese, ready for a long mid-afternoon lunch...

July 2017

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Dish

10 of the best places to celebrate Bastille Day

Prepare your favourite cheese board and get the champagne on ice, here are our favourite French restaurants and eateries bound to transport you from the dreary Kiwi winter to your favourite French locale...

12 July 2017

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We Love Remuera

Celebrating all things French!

Nick talks to Jean-Christophe about all the amazing French wine and cheese he imports! Au revoir!

10 July 2017

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Dish

Stories of cheese: Molten magic

The mere mention of raclette invokes memories of skiing holidays and cheese hunts in the French Alps...

7 July 2017

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Viva

Drink Tastings Close to Home

You don't need to go to Waiheke Island or Hawke's Bay for a drink tasting...

4 July 2017

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Dish

Stories of cheese: fromage 101, part two

Unlike wine or a good book, you can judge a cheese by its cover. With a little practice, the odd sniff and a quick glance, you can determine the character, ripeness and even texture of a cheese...

25 May 2017

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Dish

Stories of cheese: fromage 101, part one

Brush up on your cheese IQ with Juliet Harbutt. Fortunately, mother nature has made judging a cheese by its cover significantly easier than trying to work out what’s inside a bottle of wine...

23 May 2017

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Denizen

The caviar experience

Enjoyed in a multitude of ways, the black gold is available for your at-home enjoyment from local specialists...

9 May 2017

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Denizen

Say cheese! We’ve rounded up the best fromageries in Auckland

Part of French wine and food merchants, Maison Vauron, the très authentique French delicatessen located below – formerly known as C’est Fromage — boasts a sensational line-up of the enshrined dairy product...

8 May 2017

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Hospitality Business

La Fromagerie dans Newmarket

Gilles Mereau passionate about Fromage...

April 2017

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Noted / Paperboy

Auckland’s best local delicatessens

Our roundup of the best, most delicious food stores from all over town. Get shopping.

Big, glorious wheels of cheese sit in a special ageing room next to the cafe in Maison Vauron. You can stare longingly through the glass at them and then buy some to take home...

14 February 2017

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Two Cowboys

Joie De Vivre at L'Atelier du Fromage

Some places make it a little easier. One of those is L'Atelier du Fromage in Auckland, New Zealand. It puts you on the fast track to living. From the moment you step through the door, you are transferred to another world of French cuisine. 
If you are from the south of France, it will feel like home. If you've never been to France, it will give you a reason to go. Until you do, Scott and his team will take care of your French culinary needs. All of them. Wine, cheese, croissants, charcuterie, eclairs, macarons and more...

19 December 2016

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Otago Daily Times

Getting Kiwis on board

Sharing his passion for the cheeses of his homeland comes easily to Gilles Mereau. He tells Rebecca Fox why it is so hard to pick a favourite.

When Gilles Mereau grew up in the Loire Valley in France, having a snack of goat's cheese after school came naturally.

''I understand goat's cheese. I've been eating cheese since I was very little as a fresh curd with herbs or with sugar at 4 o'clock in afternoon coming back from school.''

The expatriate Frenchman, who has lived in New Zealand for the past 30 years, has not lost his enthusiasm for that cheese...

30 November 2016

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Canvas / NZ Herald

Succulent sips - Hooray for glorious Vouvray

16 November 2016

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Viva

Where to Find the Best Cheese on the Menu in Auckland

Oozing with flavour and dripping with tasty goodness, you can’t beat a delicious feast of fromage. Here are some of our favourite cheese dishes on the menu in Auckland...

4 October 2016