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The Great Canadian Cheese Festival

June 2, 2012

I am currently enjoying the Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Picton, Ontario. I had planned to film videos, and I might just yet, but my voice is still quite hoarse and a little hard to hear. I’ve tasted some great “new to me” cheeses, met some lovely cheesemakers, wine makers, beer brewers, and Bob Blumer. There are some pics from the day on https://www.facebook.com/CurdyGirl so check it out (“Like” the page while you are at it, thanks!) the festival which is in Picton continues tomorrow, so get yourself out here if you can.

Introducing: Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese

February 1, 2012

I’m excited to introduce you to one of Ontario’s newest cheesemakers, Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese from Woodstock, Ontario. Shep Ysselstein is the owner and cheesemaker, he’s a young guy, not even 30, and is making excellent quality Swiss-style washed rind cheeses. The hard cheese is similar to a Gruyere, the semi hard is more like a Gouda (he is Dutch after all), and he also makes a soft cheese, which I did not get to try yet. Shep has been making cheese at his dairy only since August 2011 (it’s February 1, 2012 now), and the results are most impressive. This is certainly one cheesemaker to watch!

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