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  • Creamy Blue Cheese Risotto

    Sharp, silky, and oh-so-good. The amount of blue cheese can be adjusted to taste. A must try for the Bleu fans out there! INGREDIENTS • 2 tbsp butter • 2 shallot • 2 clove of garlic, crushed • 1 1⁄2 cups arborio rice • 1 1⁄2 cups of dry white wine • 4 cups vegetable stock • 1⁄2 block (roughly 100g) Little Qualicum Cheeseworks "Bleu Claire" • 3⁄4 cup thick sour cream (or mascarpone) • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt • Black pepper to taste • Asparagus, steamed METHOD 1. Sauté minced shallots and garlic in butter until translucent. 2. Add rice and stir until thoroughly coated. 3. Add white wine, salt, and pepper; cook until no liquid remains. 4. Add stock in 5 or 6 additions, each time cooking until the liquid is absorbed. You may need to adjust the liquid depending on the consistency of your rice. 5. Stir in sour cream and Bleu Claire. You can adjust the amount of Bleu depending on how sharp you like it! 6. Steam asparagus until bright green and combine with rice. Serves 4.

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  • Farmstead Artisan Cheese | Little Qualicum Cheeseworks | Parksville

    Hello! Glad you're here. Welcome to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, a small family run cheesemaking facility located on picturesque Morningstar Farm in Parksville BC. What's happening at the Cheeseworks Handcrafted Artisan Cheeses Made on site with our own grass fed cows milk View the lineup LQC Café Open for the season / 11am-4pm Thurs-Sun Last day August 28th! Read more VISIT THE FARM Take a free self guided tour around the farm to learn about and visit a variety of farm animals. Fun for all ages! Learn More Canada's first milk on-tap dispenser Tell me more! the FARMGATE STORE Our on-site store features over a dozen artisan cheeses handmade on-site, farm fresh lattes, and Canada's first "milk-on-tap" dispenser, along with other local foods and farm-themed toys and gifts. Learn More Fresh curd every Thursday Come by Thursday at 2:30 if you like it fresh, warm, and squeaky! the Free Ranger Box Charcuterie style graze boxes featuring a curated selection of our cheeses, local pairings, and all the accompaniments. Pre-order Follow us on Instagram

  • Little Qualicum Cheeseworks | Our Farm

    Home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks, Morningstar Farm is heritage dairy farm on Vancouver Island. Here you'll find self-guided tours, a farmgate store, seasonal "calfé", a petting farm, and Canada's first "milk on tap" dispenser. Open year-round. Self-guided tours Visitors are welcome to snap a picture of our self-guided tour map and take a turn around the farm, with no admission fee. Visit the gals in the dairy barn, learn about our milking robot, and say hello to calves, sheep, goats, and a variety of other friendly animals. And don't forget to take a peek into the cheese plant, where the magic happens - if you're lucky enough you might catch some action! Tour Map Amenities User Handicap Parking User Wheelchair accessible washroom User Bike friendly User Change table User Covered outdoor picnic area User Handwash stations User On-site store PLAN AHEAD Planning a visit? Make sure to order one of our "Free Ranger" boxes to round off the experience. Pre-order EVENTS Check back regularly or follow us on social media for updates on seasonal events!

  • Little Qualicum Cheeseworks | Famgate Store

    Farmgate Store The Farmgate Store is always a highlight to a farm visit. Browse the wide variety of local foods, farm-themed toys, decor, and of course, and our own cheese. We also offer charcuterie boxes and gift baskets (pre-order only). Accompaniments From crackers to jellies, pickles to chocolates - we carry a wide range of incredible local products to enjoy with your cheese. Coffee The freshest latte you ever tasted, featuring locally roasted Creekmore Coffee and our own fresh milk. Toys Kids will love our variety of farm themed toys; tractors, farm animals, art projects and more! Cheese Our full line of cheeses plus seasonal favourites are all available for purchase. Read more about our lineup of cheeses here. Meat & Eggs We're proud to offer a selection of excellent local food staples from nearby farms who hold the same high standards of quality and animal welfare we do. Gifts From cheese kits to cheese boards, we carry a range of attractive and useful kitchen ware to serve and store your cheese and inspire your creativity. Farm-Fresh milk Fill up on the best milk you ever tasted! Bring a bottle or buy one in store. Read more here the Free Ranger Box Charcuterie style graze boxes featuring a curated selection of our cheeses, local pairings, and all the accompaniments. Pre-order Gift baskets Give local! Shop our selection of goodie-filled baskets. Shop

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