The Monforte Dairy Blog

  • 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.

  • Have an opinion? We hope so!

    Dear All,Not sure about you, but one of the things I miss the most during this period is the ability to make spontaneous decisions. Just the sillin...
  • 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...