Chasing My Cheesemaking Dreams-Kickstarter Campaign

I know I have been away for over a month, but it has been for a good reason.  I have been in negotiations to buy an existing cheesemaking business and now I am ready to launch my Kickstarter to help raise funds for start-costs.  Please take a look , donate if you want, but please share…

Mastering Basic Cheesemaking by Gianaclis Caldwell – eBook Review

Gianaclis Caldwell, author of Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking and award-winning cheesemaker at Pholia Farm, as come out with an eBook that takes the knowledge and skills that are passed on in her earlier book and gears it towards the beginner home cheesemakers. It covers the basics, including understanding ingredients and cheesemaking tools.  It even talks about…

Everyone Needs The Art Of Natural Cheesemaking by David Asher

I first heard of David Asher when he contacted me about the Canadian Amateur Cheesemaking Awards, back in June.   After a few emails back and forth and a little research about his Black Sheep School of Cheesemaking and then heard that he was writing a book about the way he makes cheese.   After reading…

Cheesemaking Workshops on Open Farm Day – Northlands Park

The League of YEG Home Cheesemakers was invited to meet at Northlands Park as part of their commitment to Urban and Sustainable Agriculture.  People have been making cheese at home for centuries so it is a good fit for both organizations.  As part of this partnership we are running three workshops for Open Farm Days…

Little Squirrel In A Jar: Semi-Lactic Cheese Experiment

I am constantly on the look out for new techniques to try with my cheesemaking, so when I heard of David Asher’s blog and his upcoming book, The Art Of Natural Cheesemaking, I just had to check things out.  He recently posted his version of a Mason Jar Marcellin, a true lactic cheese that used…

Standing In Judgement – Canadian Amateur Cheesemaking Awards

Being surrounded by cheese and getting to sample it, sounds like a dream doesn’t it?  Now try to imagine 25 cheeses from amateur cheesemakers from all over Canada and they need to be judged to determine the best in Canadian Amateur Cheesemaking.  Doesn’t sound like too much fun now doesn’t it.  This was my first…

Home cheesemaking showcased in first-ever competition

Originally posted on CheeseLover.ca:
From left: Ian Treuer, Judge; ​Elis Ziegler, Best Fresh Cheese; Doreen and Pete Sullivan, Best Bloomy Rind Cheese; and Suzanne Lavoie, Best Blue Cheese. Missing John Michael Symmonds, Best Firm Cheese, and Mira Schenkel, Best Washed Rind Cheese and Best of Show. All photos by Jane Churchill. Click on any…

Canadian Cheese Adventure – All Roads Lead To Picton, Ontario

As many of you know I have been involved with the first ever Canadian Amateur Cheesemaking Awards, that were held in Picton, Ontario June 6 & 7, 2015 at The Great Canadian Cheese Festival.  I went, I saw, I was in awe of how well run the festival was and how welcoming the organizers were…