Tag: Smoky Valley Goat Cheese

Last Cheese Making of 2013, The YEGmental – Part 1

A little over a year ago, Rick from Explorations With Sailor Rick, and I ventured out to Smoky Valley Artisan/Goat Cheese to make cheese with Leslie and Alex.  We were making a batch of Emmental, with hopes that it would be ready for market…

First Official Weekend as a Cheese Maker at Smoky Valley Artisan Cheese!

This past weekend I took my first steps on my journey as a “Professional” Cheese Maker, and spent two days making cheese an hour outside of Edmonton at Smoky Valley Artisan Cheese.  Saturday was a semi-firm cheese day and Sunday was a Brie day…

Tweaking the Website – Suggestions Welcome!

I am constantly trying to improve my website, as you can probably tell by the new menu items on the left side of the page.  I have hopefully fixed the Calendar page for events and things happening with Much To Do About Cheese, Cheesepalooza…

No Cheese Olympics for me – Technically No Longer an Amateur Cheese Maker

It is official, I have started a new chapter of my life, I am now a real boy…sorry, I am now a “real” Cheese Maker.  After helping out at Smoky Valley Artisan Cheese, for the past 6 months, I have accepted a place with…

Getting Ready for Market with Smoky Valley Artisan Cheese.

Is there that special Artisan Cheese Producer that you love, and you can only buy their cheese a local Farmer’s Market?  Have you ever wondered how much work goes into getting ready for the market?  Addie from The Big Cheese Project and I went out…

Cheese Making Class at Smoky Valley Artisan Cheese

Are you looking for something cheese related in Alberta to do on the Family Day long weekend? Smoky Valley Artisan Cheese is having another Cheese Making Session in conjunction with the Cheesepalooza project (YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PART OF CHEESEPALOOZA TO GO) on Sunday…

Tomme(y) comes marching home Hurrah!

Last weekend Addie and I made the trek out to Smoky Valley Goat/Artisan Cheese to help out with a Cheese Making Session. Leslie and Alex run sessions where you get to learn how to make cheese and help with the day’s make.  There is…

Cheesepalooza Challenge #5 or These are the Caerphilly of our lives

We have all reached the point in Cheesepalooza where we have entered the land of making Aged Cheeses. Some of them will take several months to age before you will get a decent cheese, but others will be ready in a matter of weeks. …

Smoky Valley Thanksgiving Cheese Adventure

Well better late than never should be the title of this post or Ian gets to play cheese maker part II, but in reality it is Addie, Diana and my Excellent Cheese Adventure or bringing Callingwood into existence.  It was a cool morning when…

Cheesepalooza Feta (Ian cops out on a challenge), Crescenza, Caerphilly, Chèvre Honey Ice Cream, Oh My!

What a month, a trip out to Smoky Valley Goat Cheese to make Feta, making another Crescenza, a secret squirrel cheese (that is a post for later), and a Caerphilly lesson for Valerie and Addie.  Also there has been various cheese making opportunities that…

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