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Posts Tagged ‘prince edward county cheese’

Wishing for Fifth Town Cheese

Posted by Vanessa

Thursday, October 6th, 2011
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Wishing Tree, made by Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, on the northeast shores of Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County, is my “favourite sweater” cheese pick this week. With every experience you’re up wrapped in cozy comfort and warmth. A multi-award winner, Wishing Tree has received accolades at The COCA British Empire Cheese Competition, and Royal Winter Fair.

As a 3-9 month old, naturally cave aged, hard sheep’s milk cheese Wishing Tree has a dense, golden straw-colored paste with a slight greenish hue to it. Covered by its earthy, rustic toasty-colored rind, aromas abound of grass, earth, and minerals. It’s rich, nutty, and slight salty flavor makes it a good match for a medium bodied red wine and garnish to French Onion Soup (possibly as a precursor to Thanksgiving dinner?). Like Wishing Tree? Try Fellowship (mixed milk version of same) and compare. Or simply close your eyes, make a wish and say cheese!

FACTBOX:
Cheese:
Wishing Tree
Producer:
Fifth Town Artisan Cheese
Interesting Fact:
You can often tell the milk type of a cheese by the color of the paste: sheep’s milk cheeses will range in ivory/bone tones with a green tinge, cow’s milk cheeses range in ivory/yellows/oranges, and goat’s milk cheeses snow to pearl white.

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