Curd on the Street: Volume XX

OCTA guest blogger Vanessa Simmons returns this week for another edition of “Curd on the Street”.

This week, Vanessa profiles Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese and their newest addition to the fold – Five Brothers cow’s milk cheese.

This week I�m thrilled to introduce Ontario�s new ?cheese on the block?, debuting in Ottawa at Jacobson�s Gourmet Concepts � Five Brothers from Gunn�s Hill Artisan Cheese in Woodstock, Ontario.A� Passion is a common theme among cheesemakers and Shep Ysselstein, who I first met at The Great Canadian Cheese Festival, is no exception.A�A� He just named their three Swiss style cheeses, a process that took a year that I equate to picking names for children. I love his philosophy that the names ?need to feel right?. You know it�s going to be good cheese when so much patience, thought and effort goes into choosing the name alone!

Five Brothers, named for Shep�s siblings, is a pressed, cooked, washed-rind, farmstead cow�s milk cheese.A� An amber-coloured, weathered-looking exterior covers these robust wheels featuring a pale straw open interior paste with unique subtle texture and smooth richness. Flavors hint of Gouda (buttery) & Appenzeller (fruity) sweetness ending up almost Cheddar-like (lactic) without the sharpness or characteristic tang.A� A very tasty addition to round out your end of summer entertaining cheese board!


Cheese: Five Brothers (Gunn�s Hill Semi-Hard)

Producer: Gunn�s Hill Artisan Cheese

Interesting Fact: Oxford County boasts some of the most abundant and fertile soils in Canada earning it the title ?Dairy Capital of Canada?.

Enjoy! -A�VanessaA�Simmons

Vanessa Simmons is Savvy Company�sA�Cheese SommelierA�- A�and she knows her cheese! She has trained with the Cheese Education Guild in Toronto � Canada�s only comprehensive cheese appreciation program & spends countless hours with local cheesemongers and cheesemakers. Her passion for cheeses oozes while her knowledge will melt away all notions that Canada only makes cheddar. A�Read more ofA�Vanessa`s Curd on the Street blogA�or join her for anA�artisan cheese tasting event.


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