Hey There Folks, hope you've had a good week . As you all know its super sticky and humid, this is the time of the year our cheese makers can barely get enough water in them and we all loose about 5 pounds each (a great diet!) The team feels really strong these days, Monica consistently inspires me to work harder and be a better cheese maker (what else would you want from a fellow co worker!) and this place would not be able to run with Marc's hard work and patience (a virtue around here!) . Cheese wise things are pretty much the same, barely able to hang onto any Water Buffalo Cheese (thanks for your patience) and we've got Little Boy Blue back on the list (its young right now with a killer soft texture and light rind) . Please send through your orders to Monfortedairyorders@gmail.com and check back next week Friday for any further updates. Thanks again for all of you continued support!
Here Are Our Cream Cheeses
Fromage Frais :250g ($16/kg) a creamy cow cream cheese in a french style but can easily be adapted to your menu (a creamy buttery canvas to be explored!)
Chevre: 250g/1kg ($7/$25) Our Classic lactic Chevre, creamy and tangy, hooped and hung in a traditional way.
Morita: 250g ($7) Chevre with chipotles and lime together for sneaky heat! (nice and smokey as well)
Lemon Succor: 250g ($7) Our chevre but with lemon oil and zest.
Elsie: 250g ($7) Our chevre with a tangy nut free pesto added.
Fresh Unpressed Cheese
Water Buffalo or Goat Fresco: 250g ($30kg) Fresh, unpressed , pure and beautiful, softish texture.
Water Buffalo Yogurt : 500ml/1lt ($6/10) Pretty solid fat cap on this 8% well balanced full fat yogurt .
Clobbered Goat Yogurt: 500ml/1lt ($7/$12) Thick and creamy with chunks of thicker yogurt added in.
Dry and Crumbly
Goat Feta: 300g/1kg ($10/32) Medium dryness, medium salt. BIG Summer hit (especially in Watermelon season)
Here are our SOFT CHEESES (All surface ripened cheeses are $40kg)
Our Washed Rind Cheese
Golden Child: 1kg round. a cow's milk taleggio , washed with whey, the rind has a beautiful yeasty flavor. The paste is creamy and supple and melts beautifully. If you see any yellow or red bites its cause we added Saffron as well!
Our Surface Ripened With White Mold
Torta;200g rounds. a cows milk Camembert , pillowy rind, buttery center.
Goat Camembert: 220-275g rounds with a natural fuzzy penicillin rind, a tangy goat goddess.
Matilda in the Buff: 200g rounds; our Waltzing Matilda but without the ash, get it... in the buff.
Surfaced Ripened with Ash
Little Kid: 200-250g rounds , our ashed goat cheese in the Selles sur Cher style.
Waltzing Matilda: 200g rounds; our classic ashed Water Buffalo Selles sur Cher style.
AGED CHEESES (All aged cheeses are $40kg)
In a Cheddar Style
Providence: 2.5kg Brick. Our cow Saler is creamy, young and delicious, this Providence cuts and melts beautifully.Great for your summer burgers!
Semi Firm Vac Pac Aged
Bacchus; 2kg This is a semi firm goat cheese soaked in red wine; really taste the wine through the whole cheese.
Our Tommes (in order of age)
HodgePodge: 1.6kg round. This batch has cracked peppercorns , this mixed milk Tomme is made from Goat and Water Buffalo milk!
Cow Tomme: 1.6kg round. Our natural rind cow tomme is a nice balance of tangy and sweet with a creamy paste (a sleeper hit! its really underrated friends)
Tomme Forte: 1.5kg round. This version of tomme is water buffalo and our oldest cheese on offer at the moment. Nutty and complex, perfectly aged (great parm substitute)
Aged Water Buffalo with flavor add on
Fontina; 1.6kg round. Great rind, nutty notes from the Fenugreek , not to old not to young, perfect.
In the Mimmolette Style
Cow Mimmolette; 1.9kg or 5kg- vibrant orange from the annatto , our version of the french classic.
Little Boy Blue; 1.6kg goat blue; hand salted and hand pierced , a lovely unpressed traditional blue, high moister , low acid , delish.
Orders are being delivered Friday into Toronto this week.
Thanks for everything and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to call us at the dairy!
From everyone at Monforte
Monforte Dairy Ltd.
519. 814. 7920