Meet Chef Tonda, owner of the La Femme du Fromage, a premier destination for artisan cheeses located in the East End Market. In Orlando, Chef Tonda is known as the “Cheese lady” for her extensive knowledge of artisan cheeses and dedication to art of wine and cheese pairing. Chef Tonda is a self taught chef, who developed her passion for food at an early age.
“I love food and I love wine and I love bringing people together. I am very passionate about what happens around the dining table. I think that that’s where people enjoy life. That’s where they celebrate. That’s where families come together.” Chef Tonda enjoys sharing her love of cheeses through pairing classes where she partners with local cheese, wine and chocolate vendors such as Quantum Leap Winery and Peterbrooke Chocolatier.
East End Market is a neighborhood market and culinary food hub inspired by Central Florida’s local farmers and food artisans. It is a destination for anyone who loves food.“You have to come here because it’s interesting and it’s different. You can get everything from your local bread to your local coffee roaster to their fresh organic cold-pressed juices … We have a great event space upstairs and we do fantastic events.”
“Cheese makes you happy. You just can’t say the word without smiling.” La Femme du Fromage is located in the East End Market at 3201 Corrine Drive in Orlando. Stop by for the best grilled cheese you have ever had!