Archive for the 'Toronto' Category

Never underestimate a Greek Cheese!

February 12, 2014

Greeks eat more cheese per capita than any other nation in the world, so it is worth exploring the variety that exists. Graviera Kritis (PDO) is a lovely sheep’s milk cheese from the mountainous regions of Crete. Delicious and nutty, affordable, and low sodium to boot, this cheese is always a good buy.

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!

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.

Panela, Latin America’s Basket Cheese

April 18, 2012

One of the most popular fresh cheeses in Mexico is Panela, a mild unripened cheese. This cheese does not run when heated–it will get soft and creamy but will not become stringy. The cheese is used in Mexico for many cooked dishes and is commonly crumbled over salads, tacos, chili and burritos. Many fresh ethnic cheeses are actually made in Canada, such as this sample from Les Fromages Latino in Quebec. Tasty Goodness!

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

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