Posts Tagged ‘The Piggy Market’

Le Jupon Frivole

Posted by Vanessa

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
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Named after the famous Parisian music hall depicting fun and frivolity, La Fromagerie des Folies Bergères cheeses are a far cry from foolish.  Launched last year in Ottawa, these lovely cheeses, from Sainte-Sixte, Québec, continue to be a smash hit in Ottawa. Lots of love, passion and farmstead milk from the over 150 sheep they raise creates a wide variety of yummy ewe’s milk cheeses. Maggie Paradis and Christian Girard proudly state that they, “are in the business of selling pleasure, not cheese”. Their light-hearted approach to cheesemaking – and life – is evident right down to the cancan dancing sheep with colourful tutus, adorning their product label.


After April 1st, we leave behind foolery and choose delicious fun.  This week’s feature stars Le Jupon Frivole, a soft, surface-ripened pasteurized sheep’s milk cheese.  The small, delicate wheel has a thick, white bloomy rind, with a pale ivory paste that is fluffy and slightly crumbly when young, becoming rich and creamy with age. Earthy, mushroomy aromas are mixed with slightly yeasty, salty flavor.  Enjoy with a full-bodied red wine.

 

FACTBOX:
Cheese:
Le Jupon Frivole
Producer:
Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères, Sainte-Sixte, QC
Where To Buy:
  42 Crichton Street Fine Foods (New Edinburgh), Il Negozio Nicastro’s (Bank St. between Third & Fourth Ave), The Piggy Market (Westboro), Aubrey’s Meats (Byward Market)
Interesting Fact:
 As The Folies Bergère was the first music hall to open in Paris, Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères were the first producers of sheep’s milk cheese in the Outaouais region.

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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