FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do You Sell Raw Milk?
No, in Canada, the sale of raw milk is prohibited. However, we DO sell raw milk cheese! Legally, we can sell unpasteurized cheeses that are aged for at least 60 days. Our raw milk cheeses are aged even longer to allow for flavour development.
Do I Have to Call Ahead Before Visiting?
No, we are open to the public 9-5 daily. You can pick up a self-guided tour map at the front gate or the store and explore the farm yourself. If you would like to book a tour for your family or a group, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How Should I Care For My Cheese?
Your cheese is happy wrapped tightly in the fridge until you’re ready to eat it. Serve fresh cheese, like Fromage Frais cold. For semi-firm cheeses like Brie, unwrap and set out 30 minutes before serving with your favourite snack. A firm cheese, like our Rathtrevor, is best served at room temperature and wonderful alongside a glass of red wine.
Are You Certified Organic?
We are not certified organic, however are able to have strict control over our milk quality as we know exactly what our cows are eating and how our farmland is managed.
How Long Does Cheese Last?
Our cheeses vary in shelf-life from a week to several months. For most hard cheeses, the Best Before date , is really just a guide to optimum flavour, as the cheese doesn’t suddenly go bad at that date. Optimum flavour is a matter of personal taste and culture. The French, for instance, like their brie quite ripe, with a runny centre.
Some Canadians may find that too strong for their taste. Its up to you. Fresh cheeses, however, should be consumed by the Best Before date for best flavour.
Can We Taste The Cheeses If We Come To The Farm?
Yes, Daily 9-5
Does The Cows Milk Flavour Change With The Seasons?
Yes. Lush spring grass results in sweet milk with slightly lower butter fat. In the winter, when we supplement with alfalfa hay, the milk has a unique grassy smell and the solids (protein and butter fat) go up.