Feb 25, 2010

Guernsey Girl Challenge: Did you vote yet?

The Guernsey Girl Recipe Challenge announced earlier is just a few days away, and the online voting phase will be coming to a close very soon. Have you picked your top 3 yet?

Taste the semi-finalist recipes, and meet the chefs, at Cheese Boutique on March 8-- beginning at 5:30pm.

Upper Canada Cheese Company's cheese maker Lauren Arsenault and company founder Wayne Philbrick will be on hand to greet guests and get this gal's party started. Each competing chef will have a chance to tell you a bit about the inspiration behind their recipe and why they believe their dish best captures our girl's best attributes. At the end of the evening, the Triumphant Chef will be announced with bragging rights to last a lifetime.

As an added bonus, Upper Canada Cheese Company will be raffling off two bountiful baskets replete with some of their cheeses and a selection Niagara region food products crafted by local producers.

Guernsey Girl, the proud new addition to the Upper Canada Cheese Company's family of artisanal quality offerings was created by cheese maker Lauren Arsenault. A fresh cheese that's loosely modeled on both a Cypriot style cheese and, more precisely, a Scandinavian Bread Cheese, boasts a deliciously salty flavour and squeaky bite.

A Bit About the Girl: As noted by Toronto-based cheese sommelier Julia Rogers, Guernsey Girl holds its shape when fried or grilled, the surface caramelizes evenly and quickly, and the interior becomes wonderfully supple.

Julia Roger's Tasting Notes:

Guernsey Girl is a delicate shade of ivory, with a pale lemon undertone. (Its colour will vary with the seasons as the herd's diet changes.)
The surface has a slightly porous texture, while the interior is dense and completely smooth.

Muted on the nose, but with aromatic interest on the palate, Guernsey Girl expresses savoury, herbaceous and mineral notes, and a subtle melted butter finish.

Acidity is low. Salt is in balance, adding zest but not dominating the flavour profile.

The curd is squeakily resilient, but not rubbery, and leaves the palate clean.

Like all of the Upper Canada Cheese Company cheeses, Guernsey Girl is made only from the pure rich milk of a single herd of Guernsey cows on the Comfort farm. This and every Upper Canada Cheese expresses the unique terroir of the heart of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Region.
Guernsey Girl from Upper Canada Cheese co.

1 comment:

  1. When will this be available to buy at the Cheese Boutique?

    I was in just before Family Day and asked for some, but the man behind the counter had no idea what I was talking about.