Archive for the 'Washed Rind' Category

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.

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!

Limburger: The Ultimate Guilty Pleasure

January 24, 2012

Coming home from the store, you may wonder who or what smells so rank, until you remember that you’re carrying home a brick of my guilty pleasure – Limburger cheese! It’s commonly known to be aromatically intense, but in this case, the bark is worse than the bite; the flavours are quite mild in comparison. Excellent in a sandwich with its beefy, savoury and yeasty qualities, and even better with beer, this cheese is favoured among many an elderly gentleman. Channel your inner little old man as I have, and fall in love with Limburger!

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