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Beemster: Farmer's Choice

August 23, 2013

 Beemster is a Dutch company that specializes in Gouda.  Their Farmer's Choice is aged 6 months and according to some online reports is the bestselling cheese in Holland.  Here are my notes from our tasting: 

Very deep golden color. Smells strong, smells like it will be acidic, a little under…

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Fromagerie La Station de Compton: Hatley

August 16, 2013

This was an amazing find while we were in Quebec for a family reunion during July.  We got a chance to speak with one of the son's and cheesemaker's and he showed us around their shop and the cheese cave.  Their farm and cheese making facilities were perfectly planned out so that visitors can experi…

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Cheese Review: Sunset View Creamery Raw Milk Cheddar

August 9, 2013

Sunset View Creamery is a family operated farm located in Odessa, NY.  They make a number of different varieties of Cheddars and Monterey Jacks.  The cheese that I'm reviewing is the Raw Milk Mild Cheddar.  It was very creamy and clean tasting.  I think sometimes, due to the media, people get scared…

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Cheese Review: Kunik & Perle

August 2, 2013

One of our stops while we were in Quebec was to Domaine de Courval in Waterville.  It is a quaint, "micro-fromagerie".  If you've heard of Nettle Meadows in NY, this new creamery in Quebec was established by the original owners of Nettle Meadows.  They opened their new  Quebec dairy in 2007 and ma…

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Cheese Review: Hafod

July 5, 2013

 

Photo Courtesy of Neal's Yard Dairy

Hafod comes from the oldest, continuously certified organic dairy farm in Wales (35 years).  It is a mild, cheddar style cheese.  Although it is mild, it is a complex cheese, very creamy and buttery, not like the mild cheddars you would purchase in the superm…

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Cheese Review: Cornish Yarg

June 28, 2013

Photo Courtesy of Lynher Dairies

It took me a little bit of research to figure out what the real name of this cheese was since all I had written was “Nettle Cheese”.  Now that I've found the real name, Cornish Yarg, it sounds like such a harsh name for such a mild cheese.  It was my favourite cow…

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Cheese Review: Innes Brick

June 21, 2013

During our trip to France this spring we took a whirlwind 24 hour trip to London to visit a dear friend we had not seen in years.  One of our first stops was Neal’s Yard Dairy.  The workers there were so friendly, kind, and helpful.  They kept cutting more and more cheese samples for us.  We began…

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Cheese Review: Carr Valley Cheese: Sweet Vanilla Cardona Cheese

June 14, 2013

We found  this Wisconsin Cheese in our local Wegman's specialty cheese cooler.  

It is a very white cheese.  Although it's a aged wheel cheese it's soft and very creamy.  It smells and tastes sweet with just a hint of vanilla.  It's a very mild cheese, with no hint of goat taste.   

I fou…

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Cheese Review

June 7, 2013

Well of course we have to review our cheese first! 4 Tin Fish Farm produces 3 varieties of Chevre; Plain, Herb de Provence & Peppercorn. The cheese is hand ladled into basket molds to drain and is packaged in deli containers to maintain the basket mold shape. This keeps the cheese light and fresh,…

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