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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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April 5, 2012

From mythology it is said that the Gods sent Aristaeo , the son of Apollo and Cyrene to teach the Greeks the art of cheesemaking, This was intended as a “Gift from the Gods”, an ability that would become known as “a gift of everlasting value.” Homer’s Odyssey tells us about the Cyclops Polyphymus and his cheesemaking where he gives descriptions of the cheeses that were maturing in his cave. The cheese that was prepared by Polyphemus and described in the Odyssey is considered to be the ancestor of Feta.

Feta is indeed a gift from the Gods, one of my staple cheeses that accompanies me in my daily journey through life. Do yourself a favour, make the Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Greece happy, and get yourself some divine barrel aged Feta, a fresh, brined and aged cheese from the mountains in Greece.

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.

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!

Savello di Roma – Sheer loveliness in my mouth

September 12, 2011

Take a chance on something unfamiliar, that’s how good things are discovered – by you!

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