Posts Tagged ‘Prince Edward County cheese maker’

Rose Haus

Posted by Vanessa

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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My cheese pick this week is less than two years old debuting as the first cow’s milk cheese from leading “green” Prince Edward County cheesemaker, Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co.  Fashioned after stinky German Limburger cheese, award-winning Rose Haus – is named for Rose House (see the label) – one of Ontario’s oldest museums, mere minutes away.  Like your favorite uncle, you can take it anywhere and be guaranteed a good time.

Hand crafted, this single note, semi-firm, washed-rind, cow’s milk cheese is made with the milk of a small herd of Holstein cows from local Quinte Crest Farm.  Rose Haus has a firm, creamy, buttery ivory yellow paste, apricot- to-gold colored rind, and rich mild milky, earthy and mushroomy flavors.  When ripe the paste softens, becoming oozy and aromas intensify.  On special occasions Rose Haus gets a washed with local beer, which adds an extra flavor profile, and amplifies the yeasty characteristics of this cheese.  I highly recommend waiting for an extra week or two before enjoying (or buy two wheels if you can’t wait) for the full flavors to develop.  You’ll thank me for it.

 

FACTBOX:
Cheese: Rose Haus
Producer: Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co.
Interesting Fact: Rose Haus is rind washed in The Grange of Prince Edward County’s barrel fermented Chardonnay which adds a toasty layer to the cheese’s character.

 

 Enjoy! – Vanessa

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Lacey Grey

Posted by Vanessa

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011
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Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co. located in Prince Edward County, is a top producer of award winning cheeses. Offering over 15 delicious varieties, they’re unbelievably passionate about producing the highest quality cheeses from locally supplied whole milk, and re-igniting ‘The County’s reputation as a cheese-making region (which once had over 26 cheese-making facilities).  Well worth a visit on your next road trip!

My pick this week is Lacey Grey, a soft-ripened goat’s milk cheese, hand rolled with care in grapevine ash, often mistaken for a blue cheese. Under the wrinkly, grey-and-white bloomy surface you’ll find a two-fold surprise: the dense, snowy white, firm centre turns creamy, softer, and pale ivory just under the rind.  Enjoy mild, tangy, piquant flavours with slight “dry mouth feel” minerality, an expression of County “terroir”.

Lacey Grey cheese Fifth Town Cheese


FACTBOX:

Cheese:
Lacey Grey
Producer:
Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Co., Prince Edward County, ON
Where To Buy:
  Serious Cheese (Bank Street South), Jacobson’s Gourmet (Beechwood), The Piggy Market (Westboro)
Interesting Fact:
  Fifth Town is the only local producer of artisan cheese made from each of 3 types of milk (cow, sheep & goat).

 

Enjoy!Vanessa

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