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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.

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Maple and Cheddar, together at last!

January 27, 2013

Maple and cheddar, two quintessentially Canadian products come together in perfect harmony in Black River Cheese Company’s Maple Cheddar. Sweet and savoury, this cheese achieves a perfect balance of flavours.

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!

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.

Birthday Cheese!

May 13, 2012

Its my birthday and I am celebrating in the only way I know how- with cheese! I recently had an opportunity to go to a dairy, make some “camembert” and raise them at home myself. Trickier than it seems; managing humidity and temperature levels are critical yet difficult, rogue molds and yeasts are a constant battle in a home environment. One out of 5 turned out as it should and that was a divine birthday treat for sure.

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