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The Monforte Dairy Blog

  • Cheese in the Time of Covid (Or, Why Your Cheese May Be a Little Late This Week)

    Little things have gigantic impacts. It is, after all, just a bunch of tiny bacteria that transform milk into cheese, or as Clifton Fadiman famously suggested, hastens “milk’s leap toward immortality.” So, as cheesemakers, we spend most of our time celebrating those little bugs. We watch them carefully. Too few and the product is uninteresting, or somehow doesn’t seem itself. Too many—or the wrong ones—and the product is taken over, it becomes offensive or even harmful. But most of the time, it’s a magical process.
  • Letter From Ruth

    Dear All; What strange times we are in. Part of life being this strange is the not being sure what to say, or how to communicate, or what the futur...
  • Elderflower August / Concord Grape & Bramble-Berry September

    It's September and we'll be planting something new this month as a big thank-you to those who've already subscribed to our 2019 CSA. Don't worry, t...
  • New Faces & New Names

    Folks, If you're reading this on our website or an app you've likely noticed that Monforte's online personality has upped its game. With this n...
  • From Dufferin Grove Market - Get to Know our Farmers and Vendors

    Next in a series of "Get to Know our Farmers and Vendors' posts is Monforte Dairy: One of the convictions held by Monforte Dairy is that agricultu...
  • UPDATED STORE HOURS

    Our store which is a co-venture with Evelynn’s crackers, located in liberty village at 125 Jefferson Ave is fully operational with updated hours! C...
  • C.S.A

    Afternoon folks,     It's official! Monforte is opening up our Community Shared Agriculture (C.S.A.)  and we're all pretty excited about the possib...
  • Summer Market Schedule

    Folks! Market season is officially here with the Victoria Day Weekend and we're going to start it off with a game. Listed below are all the farmer...
  • A Letter to Our Customers

    Friends, vendors, and owners of restaurants.Spring is officially here and the best part of May showers (and the occasional snowstorm) means that Mo...
  • A Letter From the Matriarch

    An open letter to all our people; warts and all.  Having grown up in the industry in a tourist town, our life at the dairy seems to slip into two d...
  • A DAY IN THE LIFE: Cheesemaking: The basics

    For those of you curious about the act of cheesemaking I thought I'd write a series of articles about how we spend our day at Monforte. For instanc...
  • A Common Question

    If there's one question I get asked about Monforte on a regular basis it's this... "Where can we buy your cheese?" Though we started our company wi...