The Monforte Dairy Blog

  • Food and Community

    My favourite memories were of eating at my Oma's house on Saturday nights with a pack of people. Curry and rice was common, as well as lots of Mennonite cooking. I have always remembered how much pleasure it gave everyone - it was a great end to a week.
  • Thanks to our Friends in Hospitality

    Let me start with a huge thank you and gratefulness for all the support and especially a big shout out to all the folks at St Lawrence Market for  showing up to buy cheese; forgiving us so graciously for not having been there and just generally being the nicest of folks. Truly we appreciate it more then we can say.
  • Reflecting on the Week that Was

    I hope that for each of us and not just for me, there is a remembering of something that absolutely terrified us when we were young.

    There were a few instances for me but the one I was thinking of this morning was being on a trail ride and desperately in love (and to this day) with horses...

  • The Vibe

    Recently Ruth told a story about how she got inspired to begin making cheese and I have been pondering it as I relish Monforte's return to @TheMarketWFD. I will let Ruth tell that story, but the crux of it was that the VIBE of a market really called to her, and I totally feel it.

    Market customers are so special.
  • 40 days and 40 nights

    Yesterday for the first time since early May we were able to pasteurize and make cheese and actually have something fresh to take to market this weekend.

    When we finally got milk into the vats, I called my middle son, Ben (the wise one), and asked him the significance of 40, both historically and from a religious perspective.