Archive for the 'farmer’s market' 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.

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!

Little Prince all grown up

May 23, 2012

Little Prince is a goat cheese named after the youngest son of the owner of Monforte Dairy. It is a lovely, creamy, and I dare say elegant, ash-ripened chevre when young, and lusciously lickable when ripe, such as the specimen in this video. Cheese tastes and textures can vary wildly based on the age of the cheese, and so experimentation with this can yield interesting taste sensations.

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.

Dragon’s Breath Blue, a Nova Scotia treat!

January 11, 2012

This unique surface ripened blue cheese enrobed in black wax by That Dutchman’s Farm is pretty special, and worth getting your hands on.

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