“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 Island’s Cow’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, Ontario’s Glengarry Fine Cheese was awarded Best of Show for its Celtic Blue Reserve at the 2015 American Cheese Society Awards,” says Savvy Company president and sommelier Debbie Trenholm.“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. I’m sure the cheese-of-the-month club will succeed because consumers want local…they want Canadian,” 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 month’s featured cheesemaker to ensure seasonality and peak ripeness for immediate enjoyment. From fresh to washed or aged and made using various milks – cow, goat, sheep and on occasion – buffalo; all told, the parcel will be approximately 1 kilogram of delicious Canadian artisan cheese. The feature cheesemakers to date for 2016 include:
- January – Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, Woodstock (ON)
- February – Cow’s Creamery, Charlottetown (PEI)
- March – Back Forty Artisan Cheese, Lanark (ON)
- April – Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères, St-Sixte, (QC)
- May – Lighthall Vineyards & Dairy, Prince Edward County (ON)
To further the enjoyment & discovery of the featured cheeses, subscribers will receive the Curd on the Street eZine – a monthly mini magazine with the insider scoop, Cheese Sommelier’s tasting notes, tips & tricks along with cheese-laden recipes.