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Cato Corner’s Dairyere – Best find at Union Square Greenmarket

May 18, 2015

Cato Corner Farm from Connecticut makes the best farmstead, raw milk cheese to be found at NYC’s Union Square Market on a Saturday morning. It’s true, happy animals make happy cheese, and this cheesemaker makes a number of delicious cheeses. Dairyere is one of their award winning cheeses, reminiscent of a gruyere. Perfectly balanced, full flavoured, and went well with my pinto grigio. 

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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!

Cheese on the Highline, New York City

August 22, 2013


An impromptu stop at Terroir at the Porch, a seasonally open spot to grab a quick bite along the Highline with craft beers and local wines, and a view of the Hudson River. The cheese list as well as the beer list seems to change a bit daily, so you could go frequently and have a new experience every time. The cheese was supplied by Murray’s Cheese, one of Manhattan’s absolute best cheese shops. If you are at all into cheese, Murray’s is a must go to stop on your NYC adventures. The High Line is an elevated freight rail line transformed into a public park on Manhattan’s West Side, a nice respite from the hustle and bustle with great food options. See, good cheese opportunities can be found everywhere!

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival – one week away!

May 25, 2013

I’m really excited to be going to The Great Canadian Cheese Festival next weekend in Picton, Ontario. I will be blogging live from the festival and I hope to meet you there!

As a way to say thanks for tuning in, I’m delighted to provide a promotional code that is created exclusively for use by CurdyGirl fans. Get 25% off tickets for The Great Canadian Cheese Festival by entering the promotional code CF13CURDY before starting your online ticket order at http://cheesefestival13tickets.eventbrite.ca/. This offer is only good on tickets purchased online in advance of the Festival on June 1-2. Visit http://cheesefestival.ca for information on the Festival. Go for the day or make a weekend of it!

The third annual Great Canadian Cheese Festival takes place on the first weekend of June. That’s next week! The Artisan Cheese & Fine Food Fair runs Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2. Cheese tours are offered on Friday, May 31.

More than 100 exhibitors and vendors, about 125 different Canadian cheeses to sample and buy, and 3,000+ consumers make the event the biggest cheese show in Canada representing producers from coast to coast. One-third of the participating cheese producers come from Québec. This year, we welcome our first cheesemakers from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Winners of the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix are featured, including the Grand Champion Ricotta.

Thank you for tuning in, I hope to see you there!

Grey Owl – impress your guests with this fabulous treat!

October 3, 2012

Grey Owl is one of the most visually stunning Canadian artisan cheeses available – a delicate black ash layer coats the outside, while the inside is stark white, chalky and velvety. Simply gorgeous. This pasteurized soft goat cheese pairs well with sauvignon blanc and medium reds, so be sure to invite this cheese to your next party!

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