Archive for the 'artisan' Category

Queso Fresco – from Newfoundland!

June 11, 2013

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival provides a great opportunity to introduce Canada’s cheesemakers to the public at large. At the recent festival I was introduced to the great team from Five Brothers Artisan Cheese who make cheese out in St. John’s, Newfoundland. They are known throughout St. John’s local food scene, so it’s time for them to get some exposure on a national scale. I enjoyed some of their queso fresco, a perfect summertime cheese.

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Maple and Cheddar, together at last!

January 27, 2013

Maple and cheddar, two quintessentially Canadian products come together in perfect harmony in Black River Cheese Company’s Maple Cheddar. Sweet and savoury, this cheese achieves a perfect balance of flavours.

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

Stitchelton, preserving British heritage cheesemaking

November 28, 2012

When you see Stitchelton, do not hesitate, just pick it up and buy it. This farmstead cheese is the ultimate homage to preserving the heritage of British cheesemaking. Made in the same region as Stilton, but made with raw milk. This is an ultra creamy/velvety textured cheese with a bright flavour profile, long lasting finish is both highly complex and highly delicious.

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.

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