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Cheesemaking at Monforte Dairy | kitchenoperas.com

Cheesemaking at Monforte Dairy

As much fun as we had touring the aging rooms at Monforte Dairy, we also got down to business and made some cheese. Char is a strong and devoted cheesemaker at Monforte. She took us in hand for the day to show us the process of making Monforte’s Black Sheep cheese, a sheep’s milk cheese […]

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Monforte Dairy | kitchenoperas.com

Monforte Dairy — Stratford, Ontario

On Saturday, I traipsed off to Monforte Dairy in Stratford, Ontario. I’m taking another cheese class (this time it’s “Cave Aged Cheese” — all about the affinage process, which is what you do with cheese as it ages to make it extra delicious). Our teacher, Ruth, is the owner of Monforte, and so invited us over get our hands in the cheese vat to actually make some cheese! Stay tuned for that post… we not only made cheese, but we’re going to take it through the affinage process ourselves. But in the meantime, I thought I’d share some of the beautiful cheeses that Monforte is making.

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River's Edge Goat Dairy | kitchenoperas.com

River’s Edge Goat Dairy

I’m in the car, with my husband and a dear friend of ours, on a road trip to Lake Huron.  It’s late summer, and the sun is streaming in through the windows, making my backseat-passenger-nest extra warm and perfect for a doze.  My eyes are closing, and I’m just starting to relax into being on […]

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