Ottawa-based Savvy Company just made it easier for cheese lovers to enjoy the growing number of artisan cheeses being produced across Canada. Today Savvy Company has launched Canadaa��s first cheese-of-the-month club that hand delivers ready-to-enjoy Canadian artisan cheeses to your doorstep.
Known for its wine & craft beer expertise and innovative Taste and Buy events, Savvy Company has expanded its business to work with cheesemakers, creating yet another innovative way of connecting consumers with producers with this new service. Well-known Savvy Company Cheese Sommelier, Vanessa Simmons, will curate Savvy Cool Curds.
a�?The artisan cheese industry in Canada is growing tremendously and making an incredible impression on the world stage. Just last week at the World Cheese Awards, Prince Edward Islanda��s Cowa��s Creamery won SuperGold in the Vintage Cheddar category for its Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar. It was named one of the top 16 cheeses in the world! And in August, Ontarioa��s Glengarry Fine Cheese was awarded Best of Show for its Celtic Blue Reserve at the 2015 American Cheese Society Awards,a�? says Savvy Company president and sommelier Debbie Trenholm.
a�?Savvy Cool Curds is hands-down a great idea. There is no one better suited than Vanessa Simmons to select the best in Canadian cheese to discover each month. Ia��m sure the cheese-of-the-month club will succeed because consumers want locala��they want Canadian,a�? says Georgs Kolesnikovs, Founder of The Great Canadian Cheese Festival held annually in Picton, Ontario.
Every month Savvy Cool Curds subscribers will receive a parcel hand-delivered on the Wednesday closest to the 15th of the month. A delivery of Savvy Cool Curds will contain 4 to 5 different wedges and rounds between 200 to 250 grams each. A variety of farmstead and artisan cheeses have been hand-selected by Simmons and the montha��s featured cheesemaker to ensure seasonality and peak ripeness for immediate enjoyment. From fresh to washed or aged and made using various milks a�� cow, goat, sheep and on occasion a�� buffalo; all told, the parcel will be approximately 1 kilogram of delicious Canadian artisan cheese.
The feature cheesemakers to date for 2016 include:
- January a�� Gunna��s Hill Artisan Cheese, Woodstock (ON)
- February a�� Cowa��s Creamery, Charlottetown (PEI)
- March a�� Back Forty Artisan Cheese, Lanark (ON)
- April a�� Fromagerie Les Folies BergA?res, St-Sixte, (QC)
- May a�� Lighthall Vineyards & Dairy, Prince Edward County (ON)
To subscribe for four, six, 12 months or longer, visit savvycoolcurds.ca.
To further the enjoyment & discovery of the featured cheeses, subscribers will receive the Curd on the Street eZine a�� a monthly mini magazine with the insider scoop, Cheese Sommeliera��s tasting notes, tips & tricks along with cheese-laden recipes.