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Posts Tagged ‘cow’s milk cheese’

Five Brothers by Gunn’s Hill

Posted by Vanessa

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
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This week I’m thrilled to introduce Ontario’s new “cheese on the block”, debuting in Ottawa at Jacobson’s Gourmet ConceptsFive Brothers from Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese in Woodstock, Ontario. Passion is a common theme among cheesemakers and Shep Ysselstein, who I first met at The Great Canadian Cheese Festival, is no exception. He just named their three Swiss style cheeses, a process that took a year that I equate to picking names for children. I love his philosophy that the names “need to feel right”. You know it’s going to be good cheese when so much patience, thought and effort goes into choosing the name!

Five Brothers, named for Shep’s siblings, is a pressed, cooked, washed-rind, farmstead cow’s milk cheese.  An amber-colored, weathered-looking exterior covers these robust wheels featuring a pale straw open interior paste with unique subtle texture and smooth richness. Flavours hint of Gouda (buttery) & Appenzeller (fruity) sweetness ending up almost Cheddar-like (lactic) without the sharpness or characteristic tang.  A very tasty addition to round out your end- of- summer entertaining cheese board.

 

FACTBOX:
Cheese: Five Brothers (Gunn’s Hill Semi-Hard)
Producer: Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese
Interesting Fact: Oxford County boasts some of the most abundant and fertile soils in Canada earning it the title “Dairy Capital of Canada”.

Enjoy! – Vanessa

Mooning over new tasty County cheese

Posted by Vanessa

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Having recently made its debut on the Ontario market, Morning Moon is Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co.’s newest cow’s milk cheese, and the sister cheese to Cape Vessey (goat’s milk version) that we all know and love. A tour of their LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified facility is a must-stop for your next Prince Edward County getaway. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of master cheesemaker Stephanie Diamont working her cheese-y magic.

Morning Moon is a washed rind single note cow’s milk cheese, naturally aged. A thick terracotta-coloured rind covers the chewy, dense, firm, creamy, pale butter yellow paste. Savour full on flavour – earthy mixed with salt, fruit and a hint of spice. Pairs beautifully with a medium to full-bodied red wine such as a County Cabernet Franc or Pinot Noir.

 

 
FACTBOX:

Cheese:
Morning Moon
Producer:
Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co.
Where To Buy:
The Piggy Market (Westboro), Murray’s Market (Byward Market)
Interesting Fact:
Single note cow’s milk is milk used in cheesemaking sourced from one farm.


Enjoy! – Vanessa

 

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