BLUE Monday is nearly upon us. That's the day in January (usually the third Monday) that is supposed to be the saddest, most depressing day of the year, at least according to some pseudo-scientific formula. This year, Monday, January 16, is the designated day of gloom. But we aim to cheer things up a bit for cheese lovers by kicking off our annual Winter Blues Sale. ALL BLUE CHEESES ARE 20% OFF BEGINNING ON BLUE MONDAY UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH.
We have an large selection of blue cheese varieties from across Canada, France, England, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark and the USA. We carry goat, sheep and cows milk blues, both raw milk and pasteurized. So cheer up folks, the Winter Blues Sale runs from January 16 until the 31st. ... See MoreSee Less
Steak and kidney pie is a savoury pie that is filled with a mixture of diced beef, diced kidney, fried onion, mushroom, carrots and brown gravy, encased in a puff pastry. Steak and kidney pie is a classic dish of British cuisine.
Steak & kidney pies and Tourtiere meat pies are available at both the Fernie and Nelson shops while supplies last. And coming soon... Chicken Pot Pies! ... See MoreSee Less
Rosemary WhitlockOur friend and neighbour when I was growing up was Irene Pagnan and she made the best steak and kidney pie ! The real pie ! Enjoyed dinners at her home on those days !1 week ago · 1
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Called “the holy grail of raw milk cheeses”, Vacherin Mont d’Or is truly a spectacular cheese. It is one of the most sought-after cheeses at this time of year, and we have received a few boxes. This is one amazing cheese and if you get a chance to try one, you won’t know what hit you. A cow's milk cheese wrapped in spruce to contain the woodsy liquid interior that, with one taste, commands spontaneous exuberance.
Extremely rare and highly seasonal, Vacherin Mont d'Or hails from Switzerland on the border of France near the mountain D'Or. Traditionally made with the winter milk of the same cows that produce Gruyere in the summer, this cheese is only available from October until April, making it all the more precious. The cheese must be made from cows munching on straw and fodder; once outside to graze at pasture, their milk is used for larger alpine cheeses. Swiss regulations also dictate the cheese must be produced at elevations of 700 meters or higher. Not a dictate, but we highly recommend you enjoy this delectable cheese with a bottle of Gewurtztraminer. ... See MoreSee Less
John Cameron DougallAren't there are other Vacherins (not Mont d'Ors) that are available year round? I believe it was so popular that someone found a way to make it available off season? It is superb !1 month ago
Just one of our holiday cheeses... Époisses chese is an unpasteurized cows milk cheese produced in the village of Époisses in Burgundy France. This cheese is steeped in history having first been made by monks in the Abbaye de Citeaux, in Burgundy, France in the 1600's. But far more renowned than the history of this cheese is it's amazing pungent aroma!
Ranked as one of the smelliest cheese in the world, Époisses has reportedly been banned from public transit vehicles across France.
Part of the reason for this distinctive nose is the traditional process of smear ripening the cheese and utilising milk coagulation. The cheese is initially washed in a salty, brine water, then left in a humid cellar. After a month the cheese is then repeatedly washed and rinsed with a mixture of water and a traditional French brandy, Marc de Bourgogne's, two to three times a week for six weeks - until fully mature.
This process inhibits mould growth, allowing bacteria to grow which releases the distinctive aroma and flavour, as well as the soft reddish-orange colour of the thin rind which wrinkles with age.
Époisses is technically a soft cheese, very creamy, but with a chewy and firm texture. Spicy as well as meaty, salty and with hints of earthiness and nuts. It is customarily enjoyed with freshly baked French baguettes, especially when dipped into a room temperature, soft cheese round.
Époisses cheese makes a great gift, as it comes in a beautiful circular wooden box. Limited supply in our Fernie and Nelson stores. ... See MoreSee Less
Our new home made Tourtières are from Kaslo BC, by Chez Serge using 'la recette de grand-maman' (grandma's recipe). Each pie weighs approximately 1.25 kg (2.75 lbs) and is fully cooked, just heat & s...
Holiday Cheese Boards
We take pride in every cheese board we prepare -- the selection, the accompaniments and the presentation. We would be pleased create one for your holiday gathering. Call us in Fernie at 250-531-0030 or Nelson at 778-463-3200 ... See MoreSee Less