Canadian Cheese

It’s Been A While – Cheesy Updates!

It has been well over a month since I last posted and that was about our now completed Kickstarter Campaign, more on that later, but I have some updates about what I have done the last month or so.  One of which is crossing off a cheese that is on my list of must try’s. 20151116_181745 (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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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…)

A Canadian Amateur Cheese Making Competition – Yes Please!

Calling all Canadian Home Cheese Makers – The Great Canadian Cheese Festival is looking at adding a Cheese Making Competition/Awards for those of us who make cheese at home.  Right now they are looking to see if there is interest from the home cheese making community in Canada.  They announced it earlier today on Twitter and on the Festival’s Facebook page.Cheeese CompIf you are interested head on over to The Great Canadian Cheese Festival’s Facebook page and like or comment on the post here or email the festival directly at competition at(@) cheesefestival.ca  Email link here.

Lets make this happen!

 

We Have A Winner! – Much To Do About Cheese – Woolwich Dairy Giveaway.

Every day is better with cheese, and Douglas Cully from Ontario, is going to be getting some Woolwich Dairy Cheese!  Douglas’ name was drawn via a random number generator (Random.org).  Congratulations Douglas, the Cheese is in the Mail!

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Thank you to all that entered, I appreciate your support for Canadian Cheese and

 

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Alberta Cheese Adventure – The Cheesiry

There are several cheese producers in my home province of Alberta, there are a few that produce cow and goat milk cheese; but only one that  I know of that produces wonderful sheep milk cheeses.  The Cheesiry was started in 2009 in Kitscoty Alberta, (200 km east of Edmonton) by Rhonda Headon, using the milk from her flock of grass-fed East-Friesian sheep.  I had spoken with Rhonda a few times “online” and over the phone and once in person, but it was time I made the trek out to Kitscoty and for a visit.  After all I had bought her cheese  before, it would be rude not to visit.  So with my friend Addie behind the wheel we left Edmonton and headed out on the open road for an Alberta Cheese Adventure.

We arrived at the farm just in time for the pressing stage of the day’s cheese making, Rhonda was nice enough to invite us into the cheese making room to see the process.  We donned our proper cheese shoes and headed in armed with curiosity, a love of all things cheese and my camera.

Rhonda loading up a 5 gallon bucket with curds and whey.

Rhonda loading up a 5 gallon bucket with curds and whey.

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