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Why Artisan?

Meet Artisan Selections

“It is with great pleasure and pride that we are able to bring together the most passionate and talented artisans from South Australia and their selections of food, wine and spirits for your enjoyment.”

Hand-crafted breads, pastries, chocolate, cheese and other foods are frequently defined as artisanal -- having authentic, natural qualities that mix fine, fresh ingredients with passion on the part of the artisan, who puts his heart and soul into what he makes. Changing consumer tastes and preferences for natural, healthy foods have contributed to the rapid surge in artistically made products.

“Artisan” is a term used to describe food produced by non-industrialized methods, often handed down through generations. Artisanal, as a term, is similar to the word craft. For instance, what we call craft beer could just as well be called artisanal beer, although that term may sound strange to the ears of beer drinkers. In fact, the word artisan comes from the Latin ars, which means craft, skill, or art.

As consumers become more educated about what they eat and more concerned about its origin, artisanal food is gaining popularity. People want to feel that what they're eating is pure and authentic, and made by actual people, not machines.

Artisan food are often closely linked with specific raw ingredients from which they are created. Thus the Artisan producers understand and respect the raw materials with which they work, they know where these ingredients come from and what is particularly good about them. Artisan food producers get better over time and probably never stop improving or tweaking their practice, learning from other people and their own mistakes. They have mastered the craft of their particular production and have a historical, experiential, intuitive and scientific understanding of what makes the process that they are engaged in successful.

Shoppers turn to artisan foods because they often taste better and are made with higher quality ingredients.

Crafting the finest

Artisan Selections has been created by a globally experienced group of food lovers from South Australia and Singapore. We are committed to partnering with artisans who are dedicating their lives to crafting the finest and most delicious produce in Australia (and possibly the world).

The Story Behind Artisan Selections

The best sum up of how we came about is that of a love affair. The falling in love between people with the same passion of the food we make and eat. Prior to dreaming up Artisan Selections, we met many many incredible craftsmen and listened intently to their fascinating stories. And once we tasted the food…we couldn’t resist to share them with our friends everywhere. We started to question ourselves, why shouldn’t people from overseas get to enjoy artisanal produce?

Like a puzzle to be solved, we managed to piece together a holistic and seamless solution to enable overseas foodies to buy online and have their packages delivered in the best possible quality and timeliness.

We hope you’ll get to enjoy our finest artisanal offerings and help spread the passion (of artisans).