Archive for the 'Ontario' Category

Special offer for CurdyGirl readers & viewers

May 11, 2012

Hi everyone, I will be attending the Great Canadian Cheese Festival June 2-3 in Picton, Ontario, and I’d like to see you there!

CurdyGirl.com readers and viewers are eligible to get 25% off any ticket for The Great Canadian Cheese Festival by entering the promotional code CF12CURDY before starting your online ticket order at http://cheesefestival12tickets.eventbrite.ca This offer is good only on tickets purchased online in advance of the Festival on June 1-3.

Visit <http://cheesefestival.ca > for information on the Festival.

Go for the day or make a weekend of it, and if you could, please let me know if you’re planning to attend!

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Fresh Ricotta, comfort on a spoon

March 17, 2012

Fresh ricotta is something special, worth the wait for a Saturday morning visit to your favourite Italian market to get it still warm, fresh from the cheesemaker. Comfort on a spoon

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!

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.

Fresh Mozz!

August 6, 2011


CurdyGirl visits a local cheesemonger, and watches as they stretch and pull fresh mozzarella!