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An unusual mixture of chocolate and cheese

By Connie Sceaphierde, grape Japan

Cheese Cheese Chocolate Cheese is a new brand that focuses on snacks and sweets made of chocolate and cheese. The new product, by confectionery and chocolate manufacturer Sils Maria Co headquartered in Yokohama, will be sold for a limited time through April at four stores nationwide.

“It’s more cheese than chocolate” “it’s more chocolate than cheese.” It is hard to explain what the main flavor of the Cheese Cheese Chocolate Cheese brand is.

The new products are available in a wide variety of flavors, made out of 80 different types of cheese and chocolates, bringing cheese lovers and chocolate lovers together.

Chocolate manufacturers and cheese specialists from Sils Maria have come together to create the new snacks which complement the delicious tastes of chocolate and cheese.

Product Packaging Design by Aki Ishibashi

The product packaging, designed by illustrator Aki Ishibashi, whose designs are popular across SNS platforms, completing the brand and making it perfect for small gifts.

Born in Kanagawa in 1986, Ishibashi has a following of over 27,000 on Instagram. After graduating from a design school in Tokyo, Ishibashi worked in both a graphic design company and as a freelance illustrator.

Ishibashi has taken a liking to SNS platforms, where he shares and expresses his daily life through his designs. While curating solo exhibitions and selling his own merchandise, Ishibashi has been expanding his network within the fashion industry and media.

Product Overview

8 pieces of zebra chocolate x cheese sweets 864 yen (including tax)

A cheese and chocolate brownie like sweet that melts in the mouth flavored with bitter chocolate and camembert butter cream.


8 pieces of marbled berry chocolate x cheese 864 yen (including tax)

A sweet and sour framboise puree mixed with sweet milk chocolate and white cream cheese.


12 pieces of original dacquoise biscuits 1,296 yen (including tax)

A soft camembert cream and chocolate ganache centre sandwiched between two light and crunchy meringue biscuits resembling traditional dacquoise cake.


5 pieces of mint chocolate and mascarpone cheese truffle bonbons 864 yen (including tax)

Mint flavored mascarpone cream encased in a rich milk chocolate truffle.


Assortments and boxes of Cheese and Chocolate bites

Assortment of 3 different fondant cheeses and chocolates 1,944 yen (including tax)

Bitter chocolate camembert bites x2

Cherry mascarpone bites x2

White chocolate gorgonzola bites x2

Fondant cheese and chocolate bites: Camembert & Gorgonzola 1,944 yen (including tax)

Bitter chocolate camembert bites x3

White chocolate gorgonzola bites x3

Fondant cheese and chocolate bites: Camembert & Mascarpone 1,944 yen (including tax)

Bitter chocolate camembert bites x3

Cherry mascarpone bites x3

White chocolate gorgonzola bites

The salty taste and aroma of gorgonzola is juxtaposed against the sweet white chocolate dough.

Chocolate degree level: Low | Cheese degree level: High


Bitter chocolate camembert bites

Soft camembert cream melted inside of bitter chocolate dough.

Chocolate degree level: Medium | Cheese degree level: Medium


Cherry mascarpone bites

Mascarpone cream and dark cherry puree combined with rich milk chocolate.

Chocolate degree: High | Cheese degree: Low


Participating POPUP stores

Cheese Cheese Chocolate Cheese will be available for a limited time only at the following participating department stores. Whether you are a chocolate connoisseur or a cheese buff, be sure to pop by and try out the sweets for yourself.

Kintetsu Department Store

Kintetsu Department Store in Abeno Harukas building, Osaka Tower Building, B1 Floor Event Space

When: Wednesday April 1 - Tuesday April 7 2020

Days and times: Mon - Sun 10:00 - 20:30

Daimaru Department Store

Daimaru Department Store, Kobe B1F Weekly Event Space

When: Wednesday April 1 - Tuesday April 7 2020

Days and times: Mon - Sun 10:00 - 20:00

Grand Duo Department Store

Grand Duo Department Store, Tachikawa Spring delicious market, 1F Event Marche

When: Wednesday April 1 - Tuesday April 7 2020

Days and times: Mon - Sun 10:00 - 21:00

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First reaction, reading the headline, was negative, but scrolling down through the article and seeing those photographs and descriptions, I experienced what I can only describe as cheese and chocolate lust.

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Id give this a try....Sounds lovely.

I know it sounds silly but im quite fond of

"Choclate and Garlic." ...

Dont laugh as they go together nicely.

Hmm, Wonder how the whole 3 of them would go together ?

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