I am often asked why I make cheese, to which I answer “why not?” I know that is not much of an answer, but neither is “It makes me happy.” The truth of is, I am not sure why I make cheese other than I have a passion for it. It is my quest for “Cheesetopia” started as a witty sub-title for the website, but over the years it has become an actual quest and after almost 7 years in, there is no end in sight but I feel I am closer than before. How do I know? I guess it would depend on my definition of Cheesetopia – which is a place where my daily life (including work) intersects with cheese making. Not too much to ask right?
My journey has given me some great opportunities , from finding a great group of cheese making friends both online and here in Edmonton.
Getting to work for Smoky Valley Artisan Cheese for a time was an invaluable experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life, I thank Leslie and Alex for giving me my first shot at being a professional cheese maker
Now with teaching cheese making classes, both private and for Metro Continuing Education, it seems that I have found another outlet for my passion. Bring more people into the fellowship of home cheese makers.
I don’t know everything to know about cheese making and I don’t know if I ever will., but I have had a fun time trying to learn as much as I can. Experimenting with new formulas, some succeeding,
others failing (but still edible), have been part of the journey and it will be always part of it
I know like this sounds like I am closing down the blog, but it is just a moment of reflection. There are more journeys to come on this quest for Cheesetopia, and I thank all those who have been on it with me.