Archive for the 'camembert' Category

Birthday Cheese!

May 13, 2012

Its my birthday and I am celebrating in the only way I know how- with cheese! I recently had an opportunity to go to a dairy, make some “camembert” and raise them at home myself. Trickier than it seems; managing humidity and temperature levels are critical yet difficult, rogue molds and yeasts are a constant battle in a home environment. One out of 5 turned out as it should and that was a divine birthday treat for sure.

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The Best Baa Experience

January 18, 2012

First off, my thanks to Elisabeth Bzikot for taking the time to speak to me early on a Saturday market morning. She is an incredible cheesemaker, and a lovely person all around.

Secondly, apologies for my ridiculous case of bed head, it was rather early.

Lady Jane – Simply Beautiful

November 12, 2011

This luscious bloomy rind from a blend of Guernsey and Swiss Brown cow milk will send you over the moon!

Tea and Cheese pairing exploration

October 13, 2011

Tea and Cheese pairing exploration

 

This is a study I did earlier this summer for a complex pairings course. 

Teas and cheeses can be very successful partners in a pairing situation.  Black teas and green teas offer greater chances for success, while white tea and herbals offer the least. Strive for balance; too strong of a tea will overwhelm the cheese, and likewise, too strong a cheese will overpower a tea.  By playing with the different aromas and flavours of teas and cheeses, great discoveries can be made.  When brewing tea, it is crucial to pay attention to the recommended steeping times and temperatures to allow for full expression of the tea.

April is Grilled Cheese Month!

April 11, 2011
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