Archive for the 'creamy' Category

Protesting with Fourme D’Ambert!

June 25, 2012

Books that go on an on about “the evils of dairy’ or how “bad cheese is for you”, particularly when sold in stores that also sell copious amounts of specialty cheese just drive me batty, and leave me no choice but to consume good cheese in protest. Fourme d’Ambert is one of the world’s oldest cheeses, dating back to Roman times. This is one of the mildest blues I’ve come across, starts out sweet and creamy, ending with savoury finish, an easy to digest form of protest.

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June 22, 2012

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!

Panela, Latin America’s Basket Cheese

April 18, 2012

One of the most popular fresh cheeses in Mexico is Panela, a mild unripened cheese. This cheese does not run when heated–it will get soft and creamy but will not become stringy. The cheese is used in Mexico for many cooked dishes and is commonly crumbled over salads, tacos, chili and burritos. Many fresh ethnic cheeses are actually made in Canada, such as this sample from Les Fromages Latino in Quebec. Tasty Goodness!

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.

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