The World Cheese Awards, a prestigious international cheese competition that brings together nearly 4,500 cheeses from more than 40 countries, took place on November 2nd in Wales. And WOW did Canadian cheeses ever do well!
Increases in the cost of raw milk are driving changes to pricing for cheese. Our Cheese Club is still great value for quality Canadian artisan cheese.
I don’t know about you, but when I am stressed I try to go to my Happy Place, and my Happy Place is the kitchen! I was raised in my grandmother’s and mother’s kitchen where they both cooked simple but wonderful and tasty food. So when I need to refocus I cook comfort food! This week, our kitchen smelled very good with aromas of stew simmering, cookies and muffins baking.
Our shop will likely remain open for the next foreseeable future, as we sell food.
It is really important to keep selling our Canadian artisan cheeses to help keep these small-scale cheesemakers and, in turn, all the family farms that they support by buying their milk from them.
We feel great urgency to help keep this production chain, if slowly, at least moving.
This month we decided to feature one remarkable cheese maker: Glengarry Fine Cheese. They are located in Eastern Ontario just north of the village of Lancaster, on the shores of the St. Lawrence River. Margaret Peters-Morris & her team make delicious cheeses from the fresh milk of their Holsteins raised on the family farm. Margaret, a self-taught cheese maker, went from making cheese at home to running the most successful cheese shop in the region. So enjoy three of their their mouth-watering offerings!