Archive for the 'brine' Category

Stinking Bishop – a full on washed rind

March 27, 2014

This highly aromatic gem of cheese was made famous in part by Wallace and Gromit, and also due to winning a number of awards for its awesomeness, hails from Gloucestershire, England. Its name actually comes from the liquor it is washed in; the hard cider from a local type of pear called the Stinking Bishop, not a commentary on clergymen. Full flavoured, milky, fruity, yeasty, beefy, this cheese has a sensuous texture you’ll love!

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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

Cheese Twist!

May 4, 2012

Sometimes you take a chance on a mystery cheese in a jar and get something twisted and fun! Fromagerie La Chaudière from Quebec makes Déguédine! which is essentially braided cheese twists, reminiscent of Armenian string cheese. Fun!

April 5, 2012

From mythology it is said that the Gods sent Aristaeo , the son of Apollo and Cyrene to teach the Greeks the art of cheesemaking, This was intended as a “Gift from the Gods”, an ability that would become known as “a gift of everlasting value.” Homer’s Odyssey tells us about the Cyclops Polyphymus and his cheesemaking where he gives descriptions of the cheeses that were maturing in his cave. The cheese that was prepared by Polyphemus and described in the Odyssey is considered to be the ancestor of Feta.

Feta is indeed a gift from the Gods, one of my staple cheeses that accompanies me in my daily journey through life. Do yourself a favour, make the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece happy, and get yourself some divine barrel aged Feta, a fresh, brined and aged cheese from the mountains in Greece.

Caerphilly, a Canadian interpretation of a Welsh classic!

October 12, 2011

Caerphilly is the only traditional cheese associated with Wales, though the one profiled here was made in Nova Scotia, Canada. It’s a bright, lemony cheese that is great for snacking, drinking with a lovely wheat beer or in a sandwich or burger with mustard. No wonder this was a staple in miners’ lunches!

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