Showing posts with label Fresh Cheese. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fresh Cheese. Show all posts


Le Tournevent

Le Tournevent is a fresh, soft, unripened, pasteurized goat-milk cheese produced by Fromagerie Tournevent operated by Damafro located in Saint-Damase in the Montérégie region of Quebec.

Le Tournevent fresh goat cheese

Le Tournevent has a gentle, sweet smell of goat's milk, a smooth texture and a mild tart flavour characteristic of goat's milk cheese.

Le Tournevent is a wonderful chèvre frais with only 20% fat content. It is ideal to add to salads as it is crumbly when cold. If you prefer a creamy, spreadable, goat cheese then let it air at room temperature for a smooth texture. Le Tournevent is also available as an ash-covered goat cheese. Le Tournevent is a versatile cheese, you can crumble it on salads, steamed veggies or pizzas or you can simply spread it on bread or bagels or mix it into omelets, quiches or soufflés.

Le Tournevent pairs well with a Pino Grigio or a Pouilly Fumé. 

Fromagerie Tournevent specializes in goat milk products. They also produce Feta cheese, Les Médaillons, Le Biquet and the award winning Chèvre Noir which is an excellent aged goat-milk cheddar.



Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. Burrata is usually made from  buffalo milk but it is also made from cow milk or a combination of both milks. The success of Burrata cheese is huge right now, not only in Italy but here in Montreal it is very much in demand.
Burrata was first made in the early 1900s on the Bianchini farm in the town of Andria in the region of Puglia in southern Italy. The ingenuity of these cheesemakers began producing Burrata as a natural consequence of the typical peasant culture and accustomed to little waste and the reuse of any surplus. They decided to mix the residues from the processing of the cheese dough with the cream and wrap it all in a casing which is also made of spun paste.
Burrata is formed into a pouch made from spun curd which contains a soft heart of cream called 'panna' and is filled with ritagli ( the 'scraps' or 'rags') of mozzarella, wrapped with leaves of asphodel, a local herb which grows in the wild in the area of Andria and gives an aromatic and tangy note to the cheese.
The Burrata I selected is produced by Cilento S.P.A. a cheese factory located in Cellole in the region of Campania in southern Italy. The Cilento family have been operating for more than a generation in the dairy sector, dedicated exclusively to the production of the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP (Protected Designation of Origin).
Burrata with tomatoes, olive oil and ground pepper
Enjoy the sweet milky buttery taste of Burrata in simple dishes and also in very elaborate meals. Burrata can be enjoyed simply accompanied by a green salad or served with ripe juicy red tomatoes, olive oil and ground black pepper.  A delightful rich cheese that pairs nicely with a Castel del Monte, a dry, medium-bodied chardonnay from the Puglia region of Italy.
Here is a great video put out by the Culinary Institute of America on the making of Burrata: Puglia's Molten Mozzarella.


Tommette Baies Roses

Tommette Baies Roses

Tommette Baies Roses is a fresh raw goat-milk cheese seasoned with a pinch of "Herbes de Provence" and sprinkled with pink peppercorns.  The peppery flavour reduces the acidity of the fresh goat milk cheese and leaves you with a delightful fresh and fruity aftertaste.

Tommette Baies Roses is a wonderful chèvre that can be served after a meal or in a salad or it would certainly add character to any cheese platter.

The Tommette aux Baies Roses cheese comes in a small 100g round shaped wooden box. It is produced by Fromageries de l'Étoile located in Haute-Provence, France.


Mozzarella di Bufala

Mozzarella di Bufala  is a fresh, stringy textured cheese made exclusively from whole water-buffalo milk from Campania in Central-South Italy. The cheese has a porcelain-white colour and a very thin rind.

Mozzarella di Bufala

Mozzarella di Bufala  has a delicate taste, with a creamy soft texture. I find it is best with a drizzle of olive oil and combined with tomatoes and basil. It can also be added to any vegetable dish, pasta or pizza to add a nice rich and delicious consistency.

Mozzarella di Bufala is very nutritional. Buffalo milk is rich in calcium, high in protein and has a high vitamin content.
Mozzarella di Bufala received the DOC (Denominazione di origine controllata) status in 1993.


Salt Spring Island's Flower Chèvre

Salt Spring Island's Flower Chèvre
Flower Chèvre is a fresh pasteurized goat milk cheese decorated with edible flowers.  This is a soft creamy mild flavoured chèvre that can either be served for breakfast or a lovely addition to any cheese plate. Salt Spring Island's chèvre frais is also available in a variety of flavours; basil, hot chili, lemon, pepper & truffles.
Salt Spring Island Cheese Company is located on Salt Spring Island off Vancouver Island in Canada’s west coast. They produce wonderful handmade goat and sheep milk cheeses.
Visit their site for a great description on the process of cheese making.


La Beurrasse

La Beurrasse de La Fromagerie Ruban Bleu

La Beurrasse is a wonderful goat milk cheese spread (tartinade) made by La Fromagerie Ruban Bleu in Mercier, Quebec.  Whenever I have some of La Beurrasse in the fridge I can't resist wanting to spread it on to toast, bagels, crackers whatever I have around.  It has a very light creamy fluffy texture with a mild goat milk flavor that is irresistible and quite addictive.  La Beurrasse is made with 100% goat milk and contains only 15% fat.