Tag Archives: Cheesemaking

Forrest Farm: the Path to a Successful Micro-Dairy

Posted by Kat Roger on September 21, 2023

ABOUT FORREST FARM Eight years ago, Amanda and Ewan Forrest launched their dream of making beautiful, lovingly-crafted cheese in Salmo, B.C. Like everything else on Forrest Farm, Amanda and Ewan’s cheese is hand-made and mindfully packaged with minimal plastic and gorgeous presentation in mind. They make several varieties of sheep and goat cheese, featuring a fantastic Chevre, the classic lactic goat cheese. Each cheese has a unique shape and size to bring out its best flavour characteristics and stays true to the traditional European-style artisanal cheese.  With the launch of the dairy operation to the delight of local consumers, Amanda … Continue reading Forrest Farm: the Path to a Successful Micro-Dairy

Upcoming Cheesemaking Workshops in the Kootenays!

Posted by Kristen Nammour on June 02, 2015

Contemporary cheesemaking as practiced in North America is decidedly unnatural; The Black Sheep School provides a much needed alternative. This new/old approach to cheesemaking is inspired by traditional practices, and based on the ecology of raw milk. The Black Sheep methods include cultivating starter cultures, growing the fungi that ripen cheeses, and working with the indigenous cultures of raw milk. The methods are liberating and empowering – they help cheesemakers wean themselves off packaged powdered cultures, synthetic rennets and unnecessary chemical additives and sanitizers, and help cheeses develop their best possible flavor. The Black Sheep School helps cheesemakers take back their cheese. Kootenay Food is hosting two days of Cheesemaking classes … Continue reading Upcoming Cheesemaking Workshops in the Kootenays!