Du Village Double Cream

Photo by canadiancheese


It’s definitely that time of year again. The neighbours are decorating their houses and getting ready to host dinner parties throughout the holiday season. I will be dedicating the next two months to “crowd appropriate cheese”. Although I love a good smelly, oozing cheese, I also understand that most people do not. I think the hardest part about entertaining is considering your audience.
Du Village is a large scale cheese maker but they produce timeless, consistent results every time.Their double cream is no exception. It’s a typical bloomy rind, soft cheese. Relatively neutral and buttery with an aroma of forest mushrooms. I enjoyed this cheese with red pepper jelly and water crackers. Brought to room temperature, this crowd pleaser would make a fine addition to any holiday cheese plate.


Monforte Dairy Bliss with Tarragon

I picked up this cheese, known unofficially as “a-nise” cheese, partly due it’s liquorice notes and because it’s a-nice cheese. As far as I know, you can only buy it at Brickworks directly from Ruth- and not always available. I would like to request that she puts this cheese on the market for all to enjoy.

Photo by canadiancheese


This soft, bloomy rind cheese is rolled in tarragon which imparts anise,liquorice and lavender flavours that linger and mingle with the triple cream, velvety smooth, meaty, paste. This cheese is made in the spring with sheep milk from Monforte Dairy in the Stratford, Ontario area.

Fabulous on toasted or fresh baguette. I was drinking a Duggan’s Sorachi beer with it and didn’t find that it stole any of the flavours from the cheese. Probably better to stick to neutral alcohol such as Sauvignon Blanc.