Just in time for Christmas, Debbie Trenholm and I are thrilled to announce the first all-Canadian artisan cheese-of-the-month club in Canada: Savvy Cool Curds.
Savvy Cool Curds is our “whey” of strengthening the bond between Canadian cheese producers and consumers, sharing the stories behind the uber-talented, passionate, creative and often eclectic individuals who give so much of themselves for the enjoyment of others through one of the world’s favourite foods.
Over close to ten years of working with cheesemakers, distributors, industry associations, cheesemongers, retailers and sommeliers across our nation, never has it been so important to support local. Even in the face of increased competition from imports, Canadian cheesemakers are shining on a world culinary stage, trending big wins in major competitions such as the American Cheese Society Competition and the World Cheese Awards. Proof positive that we don’t have to look farther than our own backyard for a wide variety of tasty artisan cheese that rivals any across the globe.
For $55/month ($60 after December 30), your Savvy Cool Curds subscription brings all this cheesy goodness right to your front door.
Each month, a different Canadian artisan producer will take the spotlight and you’ll receive a package to delight: 4-5 hand-selected delicious cheeses (just less than 1 kg), plus my tasting notes, tips and tricks, along with cheese-laden recipes in our Curd On The Street eZine. Plus, you’ll become a VIP member of the Savvy Company family, giving you VIP invitations and special discounts to Savvy Events featuring Canadian artisan cheese, wines, and craft beer, too!
Our first months feature delicious Canadian artisan cheeses from Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, Cow’s Creamery, Back Forty Artisan Cheese, Fromagerie Les Folies Bergères, and new on the scene Lighthall Vineyards & Dairy.
Canadian artisan cheese brings joy to my life everyday. Cow, sheep, goat and buffalo milk cheeses. Cheddar, aged and sharp, washed rind, soft and delicate, fresh, fruity, blue and bold or rustic and vegetal, they’re all so delicious.
Through Savvy Cool Curds, you, too, can experience the same cheesy pleasure. It’s the gift that keeps on giving (for others or yourself). Sign up today and spread the curd!
—Guest blog by Vanessa Simmons, Cheese Sommelier, Curator, Savvy Cool Curds, Savvy Company
It’s about time! What is the point of having a Cheese Lover’s newsletter when you are unable to obtain any of the cheeses reviewed–either because your local cheese shop is non-existent, too far away to drive to, or at the dairy in another province. The large supermarkets are not doing a very good job of stocking the cheese you want to try, so you are left with descriptions of cheeses and no way to purchase. I am really looking forward to my subscription so I will finally be able to sample the great Canadian cheeses I know are out there, but have never had the opportunity to try because I couldn’t access them. Aall the best in your endeavors.
Thanks a million George for your comment. This is exactly the reason that Vanessa & the Savvy Company team has created Savvy Cool Curds. There are so many great cheeses across the country that rarely make it to the stores…and now we are going to make sure that they reach your doorstep! Hope you will subscribe and join us for this cheese-y adventure. Cheers!
If we like a sample cheese, are we able to reorder it through you in larger quantities?
George, thanks so much for the reply! That’s exactly the point of Savvy Cool Curds.