League of YEG Home Cheese Makers – May Meeting-Bloomies

On May 9th the League of YEG Home Cheese Makers, a growing group of Edmonton based home cheese makers, met in a spacious room at the Expo Centre at Northlands here in Edmonton.  Our theme was Bloomy Rind Cheeses, or what ever a member had to share.  Not only did we have a great time but we also discussed expanding membership numbers.LYEGHCMPlease note that all the pictures were taken with my phone, sorry for the quality. (more…)

Washing Up An Election Day Cheese

I had some time off this week and the League of YEG Home Cheese Makers has a washed rind cheese theme for our June meeting so I felt it was time to start my cheese for the meeting.

I fired up the roaster vat after voting in our election

I fired up the roaster vat after voting in our election.

It just so happen to be a provincial election on the same day, so this is the “Election Day Cheese.” (more…)

All Revved Up to Try Winners of the 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

If you love cheese, especially Canadian Cheese, and a friend asks you if you want to try a selection of winners of the 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix including the Grand Champion what do you do?  You say yes of course!

The Cheeses on Board 1 from Left - Right: Handeck , Cherry Bocconcini, Traditional Clothbound Cheddar 9 to 12 months ,Le Bleu d'Élizabeth (

The Cheeses on Board 1 from Left – Right:
Handeck , Cherry Bocconcini, Traditional Clothbound Cheddar 9 to 12 months ,Le Bleu d’Élizabeth

Cheese Board 2 from Left to Right: Laliberté,Pepper Raclette, Heidi

Cheese Board 2 from Left to Right:
Laliberté,Pepper Raclette, Heidi

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Taming Of The Blue – Moraine Blue

Once again I fell into the trap of making cheese, trying it and moving on.  I have issues being motivated enough to write posts for the site.  I have been lax in my picture-taking, except for Instagram/Facebook.  Well the time has come for me to play catch up.  I want to share a cheese that has changed my mind about Blue Cheese.  On December 27, 2014 I made my first proper blue cheese, it was a Stilton Style cheese.  Now 3 months later it was time to open up this cheese and see if the finished product was any good.

Blue ready

The finished product.

Quick spoiler – it was.  But there is more to this cheese than that. (more…)

The Cheese Well Traveled – Ontario Cheese Comes West

In country as big as Canada there are bound to be cheeses that never leave their home regions or are not known well enough by local cheesemongers to bring them in.  Thanks to an internet cheese friend, yes that is a thing, I was lucky enough to sample some great Ontario Cheeses that don’t make it to Alberta, well Edmonton at least.The line upI want to thank Kelsie Parsons for bringing these great cheeses from Ontario on his recent trip out west for work  Kelsie was the Official Cheesemonger for the 2014 American Cheese Society Conference and is currently putting the finishing touches on his book about Artisan Cheesemakers in Canada. (more…)