Archive for the 'farmer’s market' Category

Let me introduce you to Monforte’s Athena

November 29, 2011

CurdyGirl visits a local cheesemaker at Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market on a Saturday morning, and tries their latest creation, Athena!

Fox Hill Cheese House – Fenugreek Havarti

November 2, 2011

Rick from the Fox Hill Cheese House in Nova Scotia was the nicest cheesemaker I had the pleasure of meeting on my recent trip to Halifax. This delightful, family-run, farmstead business is quality through and through.  Sustainable farming practices are employed; they proudly plant the seed, grow the grass, milk the cows, and make fantastic cheese, yogurt, gelato and milk.  This is a textbook example of a cheesemaker that focuses on producing good milk which is of course the lifeblood of good cheese.

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.

Artisan cheese – occasional unexpected delays

July 7, 2011

Hi everyone,

Sorry for my unexpected delay between posts, I’ve been trying for a few weeks to get my hands on a particular artisan cheese to do a very special video that apparently I’ll be able to get “next week” from one of the farmer’s markets I frequent. As far as I am aware, this cheese is not available in stores in Toronto. One week it finally will be next week, and I’ll do that video then.

In the meantime, I thought I’d take this opportunity to let you know that I will be attending the American Cheese Society’s annual conference August 3-6, 2011 in Montreal.

I hope to see you there!!

Wendy aka CurdyGirl