Shelley Whitehead is a home cheese maker from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. This past spring she took an exciting cheese trip and was kind enough to share her experience with us: A few years ago, I saw the Spanish National Cheese Festival in Trujillo, Spain referenced in your newsletter. I just got home from attending! The festival was fabulous with 40 to 50 booths displaying a
Q. What exactly is the Cariboo (besides a great 7 letter Scrabble word meaning ‘large deer!’)? A. It’s an incredibly beautiful, mountainous area in British Columbia where caribou are plentiful. Since the beginning of 2018, it is also the home of La Belle Vallee Fromagerie, owned and operated by Florian Bergoin in the town of Quesnel, British Columbia. Florian is making raclette – a semi-soft
We’ve posted a lot of articles about goats who provide milk for cheese, etc., but we haven’t said a lot about other working goats. There are goats who carry backpacks, goats who pull wagons, therapy goats, show goats and goats who grow long hair for spinning. All over the world, there are goats working hard for their living! Any goat can be trained to pull.
In April 2017, we posted an article about the Biegel family in Alberta, Canada (click here). The Biegels have a farm where they raise goats (and all kinds of other animals) and make cheese (and all kinds of other delectables). The couple and their 9 children are all musicians and performers, well-known in the Alberta area of Canada. There are many great videos on their two
Our good friend, Howard Dewsbury contributed his first article to our blog in 2016 – Howard’s Own “Small Cheese” Recipe. He is retired and living in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. Besides cheese, he also makes beer, wine and cured meats. We’re working on an article about Howard now, so, you will learn more about him soon. Disclaimer: We have not tried Howard’s method yet, so, if
Amberlin Biegel of Alberta, Canada sent us this delightful video she made of her family milking their goats and making cheese. The family has around 70 goats (over 20 of which they milk) and one milk cow. They do all their milking by hand! Amberlin is only 19, but, before she made this one, she had already made several videos of her family singing and
Poutine is a Canadian dish which originated in Quebec. It basically consists of french fries with cheese curds on top, smothered in gravy. It is sold everywhere throughout Canada (even by McDonald’s!). Because it’s so popular, it is very easy to buy frozen or fresh cheese curds and cans of poutine sauce in Canada. Not so in most regions of the US. We have to
By Howard Dewsbury in Barrie Ontario, Canada I am a 68 year old father of 4 lovely children and have been happily married to my wife Jane since 1969, and those children have given us 6 adorable grandchildren. In 2011, I retired after many years in the engineering and construction industry. I realized that I still needed challenges to keep my mind occupied and myself