In Niseko, the central Hokkaido town now famed for having one of the nation’s most popular ski resorts, you can feast on homemade cheese of the highest order. The aptly named Niseko Cheese Factory was founded on European cheesemaking principles, and the second-generation owner, Yuki Kondo, spent time in Italy further perfecting his culinary craft. The factory’s Blue Cheese II Kosora [ku:] took the top spot in both 2016 and 2018 at the JAPAN CHEESE AWARDS. It has a delicious flavor, particularly for those who love creamy blue cheese. But the cheese also has unique taste properties which often make it palatable for people who don’t typically like blue cheese. There is a cafe in the factory, where you can sit back, snack on various cheeses, and enjoy the grand scenery of Niseko and the nearby Mt. Yotei.
Niseko Cheese Factory
425-6 Kondo, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido