Archive for the 'Monforte Dairy' Category

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.

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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.

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!

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.

CurdyGirl goes for Monforte Dairy goat curds – with chipotle!

March 20, 2011
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