Archive for the 'Artisan Cheese' Category

Epoisses de Bourgogne – a true treat of divine inspiration

December 19, 2012

The ultimate in washed rind beauties, this full flavoured cheese that is quite aromatically gifted is a treat any day. It’s the perfect cheese to celebrate with or to enjoy on a random Wednesday. First developed by monks around the 16th century, nearly lost forever after WW1&2, revived in the mid-50’s, and became AOC protected in 1991.   Fun trivia bit: this cheese is rumoured to have been illegal to bring on public transportation based on it’s aromatic strength.  Runny, supple texture, hearty beefy, briny, savoury flavours, this is a true treat of divine inspiration.epoisses

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Le Secret de Maurice

October 9, 2012

Watch as CurdyGirl enjoys Le Secret de Maurice. Coincidentally, today would have been her uncle Maurice’s birthday, so this video is dedicated to his memory. A truly unique cheese for a truly unique individual.

Reypenaer: a sophisticated taste to savour

August 24, 2012

I am a lucky gal indeed, as a dear, thoughtful coworker brought me back a surprise cheese treat from her vacation. High on flavour with a divine texture to write home about, I will be savouring this treasure, dreaming of a way to get to Holland to pick some more up! Reypenaer

Primeridge Pure Pepper

June 19, 2012

I love coming across young cheesemakers – proof that artisan cheesemaking is on the rise, alive and well in Canada! Primeridge Pure is one of Ontario’s newest cheesemakers, specializing in curds and cream cheeses from their herd of Holstein cows, and have they’ve begun to delve into aged cheeses too. Certainly a cheesemaker to watch, they are young, they have energy, and no lack of creativity to boot!

Beer washed cheese – the best of both worlds

June 11, 2012

I love cheese, I love beer, and was delighted to find renowned Quebec cheesemaker Fritz Kaiser’s latest offering, Clos St-Ambroise on a recent trip to Montreal. If you are just getting started on beer and cheese pairings, this is a no-brainer! Give this a try – McAuslan is a fantastic brewery worth supporting, Fritz Kaiser’s cheeses are delicious and accessible – quite the delicious combo in your mouth. You won’t regret it!

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