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Roomano – the ultimate cheese candy

August 28, 2013

Several years ago I fell in love with this tasty treat, and recently returned to Murray’s Cheese shop in NYC for another bite! This delectable treat is aged several years, and has the crunchy crystal bits I love as well as intense sweet/savoury notes. As it is so aged, it travels really well, another bonus for me! So far it has not proven the easiest to find, so when you see it, grab it!

Vlaskaas – A Delicious Dutch Treat!

November 5, 2012

Beemster’s Vlaskaas was originally made to celebrate the flax harvest, but today’s cheese lovers can celebrate that it is available year round! Sweet, salty, creamy and crunchy, this cheese is a welcome addition to any cheese board!

Drunken Goat!

September 13, 2012

Drunken Goat, aka Queso de Murcia al Vino is essentially a lovely semi-soft goat cheese from Spain that took a bath in some red wine for a couple of days. Some days, I envy the life of this cheese.

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.

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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