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Brought from a small farm near Pienza, Italy to our small farm near Kitscoty, Alberta, we continually strive to nuture your body and excite your palate by creating the finest artisan sheep cheese – from soil to soul.

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PRODUCTS

At the Cheesiry, we produce some of Alberta's finest raw milk and pateurised sheep's milk cheeses. We only produce cheese from spring to fall using our own grass based milk from our pasture raised flock of East-Friesian sheep.

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CONTACT

Have a question? Contact The Cheesiry, we love to talk! Or visit the Cheese Boutique; we are located just off Highway 16. We are the farm with the 3 silos.

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Saskatoon Cheese Delivery

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Looking for something healthy and different for back to school snacks?  How about our jerky and cheese with those crackers?  Our cheese and jerky are packed with HIGH protein and grass based fats with are super healthy for those growing muscles and brains.  We have......

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Our Story

“How did you get into making cheese”?  it’s a question I get asked frequently.  Well here is how it all started.

 

I decided to celebrate my thirtieth birthday on a fun filled solo trip to Italy.  I took a leave of absence from my job as an agronomist, threw myself an Italian themed 30th birthday party and a month later I arrived under the Tuscan sun!

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SHEEP CHEESE

YOUNG PECORINO

Tasting Notes: Sweet and buttery with a mild nuttiness. Pleasant, fresh straw aroma. The supple, semi-soft paste is dotted with eyes and crumbles slightly in the mouth. Slightly sticky, beautifully mottled rind.

How to Enjoy: Melted on top of a juicy hamburger or in your favourite sandwich. Great with crackers and honey for a nutritious snack and of course on a grilled cheese.

CHILI PEPPER PECORINO

Tasting Notes: Pecorino with a fiery kick at the end yet you can still taste.

How to Enjoy: Good for nibbling on. Try it with a sweet wine to contrast the spiciness.

PROVENCE HERB PECORINO

Tasting Notes: Herbal flavours include woodsy rosemary, citrusy thyme and floral lavender. Aromas of warm pine and sun-baked earth.

How to Enjoy: Adds nuance to any pasta dish. Use to make crackers, crisps or puff pastry straws to nibble on before supper. Excellent with olives.

PEPPERCORN PECORINO

Tasting Notes:  Floral spice with a peppery bite.

How to Enjoy: Great with tomato dishes

EWEKRAINIAN PECORINO

Tasting Notes: Garlic blended with some sweetness from the sundried tomatoes.


How to Enjoy:
The rich warm flavour of this cheese is great with lasagne, pizzas or in a sandwich.

FRESCO

Tasting Notes: Fresh, spreadable cheese with a lush, velvety texture. Mineral undertones punctuated by a delicate tang and lemony brightness. Aromas of cold milk and wet stone.

How to Enjoy: Tremendously adaptable. Smear on toast (try a fruit or nut-flecked loaf) with preserves for a luxurious breakfast. Use in an unbaked cheesecake or serve with ripe summer fruit for an easy dessert. Mix with a salad of whole grains or lentils and roasted veggies. Dress up with fresh herbs, sundried tomatoes or marinated artichokes to create a quick spread.

GARLIC + CHIVE FRESCO

Tasting Notes: Fresco with garlic and a scattering of crisp, garden-fresh chives. Warm, roasted garlic taste balanced by lactic tang.

How to Enjoy: Use in potato salad or instead of tomato sauce to make a pizza Bianca. Useful in canapés.

MATURE OR OLD PECORINO

Tasting Notes: Bold, assertive nose with a hint of farmyard. Piquant with herbaceous notes from the sheep grazing on fragrant pastures. Underlying salty/meaty tang balanced by a hint of caramelized onion. Firm, slightly grainy texture. Dry yet has a rich, oily mouth-feel characteristic of sheep’s milk cheese.

How to Enjoy: Wonderful as an additional cheese blended in a grilled cheese or mix with Mozza and melt on a pizza, grated over pasta or risotto, with prosciutto, salami or other cured meats. Showcase on a cheese board with a drizzle of honey, meltingly ripe pears or fig jam. Perfect with freshly shelled, young fava beans.

BENEFITS OF OUR SHEEP CHEESE

  • Pecorino made with raw sheep milk
  • Is usually safe for people with dairy digestion issues who can’t eat cow milk cheese
  • Gluten free
  • No: Artificial preservatives, colour, flavours, modified milk ingredients
  • Sheep milk has twice the nutritional value of cows milk
  • Our sheep are pasture raised and grass fed
  • Sheep milk is naturally homogenized
  • 20% of your daily calcium needs in a 1″ cube of pecorino
  • Our cheese is all natural and handmade in an old world style
  • Made of 100% summertime milk

VIEW RECIPES
120

EAST FRIESIAN CROSS SHEEP GRAZE OUR PASTURES

20%

OF YOUR DAILY CALCIUM NEEDS IN A 1`` CUBE OF PECORINO

420

LITRES OF MILK OVER A 210 DAY LACTATION PER SHEEP

9782

WHEELS OF CHEESE ROLLED OUT TO DATE

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