We’re trying something new this week: a White Wensleydale cheese with local apricots! The apricots are from Laverkin; we picked them up from Red Acre Farm yesterday. We’re developing the recipe based on the one in Kathy Biss’s book, Practical Cheesemaking, with help from Kalijah at The Cheese Connection. Wensleydale doesn’t age very long, so with luck we’ll have it available in a couple of weeks. Thanks to all who helped make this possible!
Our new cheese cave is finally ready, and we put our first cheese in today. It’s a Colby, and should be ready for Earth Day. The new cave has better ventilation, filtering, and humidification, and should help us make better and more consistent cheese. Plus we never put blue our red mold down there so our hard cheeses should stay mold-free.
We’re at the Cedar City Farmers Market today (inside IFA, 905 S Main, 9:00 to Noon) with some really great cheeses. We packaged Caerphilly yesterday, along with Jack, Havarti, and Feta. We also have a few pieces of lovely blue cheese! It’s a semi-hard cheese with great veining and wonderful flavor.
We also have soft cheeses, including our last few Hot Pepper-Tomato and Cranberry-Orange. Come on down for a taste!
We’re cutting up a lovely Caerphilly today. Caerphilly is a dry cheese in the Cheddar family. It’s not as sharp as Cheddar, but it has great flavor and usually sells fast. We’ll have it at the market tomorrow in Cedar City, and Parowan Market will have it next week.
Today we’re at the Washington Community Center (350 N Community Center Drive) at the HART fundraiser. There are Los of vendors, free pics with Santa, and dogs looking to come home with you. And cheese! All proceeds from the event benefit HART (Homeless Animal Rescue Team) and the Washington animal shelter. Please come down and support their awesome work!
I almost made it home from Kanab… Until I hit over a foot of unplowed snow on our road! My little Hyundai made it about 50 feet, then stopped. Fortunately, Carrie us on her way with the truck to pull me out.
Our cheese is now available at Parowan Market. Look for our hard cheese (including the last of our jarlsberg) in the deli section. Soft cheeses are in the freezer next to the milk cooler.
Despite the weather, we have our cheese in Kanab today, at the Symphony of the Canyons Christmas Fair. It’s at the middle school from 10 to 3.