I am a Husband, Father and Cheese Maker living in Edmonton Alberta, Canada. I have been a an avid cheese eater for years, but as I explored my family history I discovered how much cheese played a part of it. My Maternal Grandfather was a Dairy Farmer in the Eastern Townships in Quebec, who from time to time made cheese. It wasn’t until I started to make cheese that I discovered that my Paternal Great-Grandmother use to have a small Sheep Flock, that she used the ewe’s milk to make cheese and sell in the local market in Austria where they are from. Thanks to my very understanding wife (who does not even like cheese) I have been able to make cheese at home, and trying not to destroy the kitchen or my marriage at the same time.
I have had the opportunity to work at Smoky Valley Goat/Artisan Cheese as a Cheese Maker, at Farmers Markets and leading their Cheese Making Workshops. It was an amazing experience and I thank Alex and Leslie for giving me my shot at going pro for a little while. It is thanks to these experience that I am now teaching Private Cheese Making Classes, for Metro Continuing Education and Grande Prairie Regional College.
I love to experiment with my cheese, I have been lucky that almost all of them have been edible and only a few had to be tossed in the bin to be on the safe side. I tend to gift my cheeses on co-workers, family and friends. I call it “The List”. I love to share which is why I am writing this blog in the first place. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me via the form below.
I make cheese at home and you can too!