The Village Cheese Company

Raw Milk - The Village Cheese Company

Handcrafted using traditional methods and locally-sourced raw milk from the Okanagan Valley, the Raw Milk Cheddar is aged for a minimum of 60 days.

Made by The Village Cheese Company

The Village Cheese Company is a small, family-owned business that takes great pride in making artisan cheese. Using natural ingredients only, their cheese is made with local whole milk from the Okanagan Valley. From pasteurization to packaging, all is done at their cheese plant.

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About this cheese

Handcrafted using traditional methods and locally-sourced raw milk from the Okanagan Valley, the Raw Milk Cheddar is aged for a minimum of 60 days. Semi-soft in texture - with nutty aromas and a lovely earthy flavour that lingers on the palate.

Pair it with...

food

Serve with blanched fresh snap peas.

See pairings article

beer

Pair with lagers.

wine

Pair with dry rosé wines.

wine

Pair with a full-bodied white wine, such as Gewürztraminer.

See pairings article

Additional Information

Family Medium Cheddar
Texture Semi-soft
Province British Columbia
Rind type No Rind
Milk type Non Pasteurized
Moisture 36%
Milk fat 32%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese

Storage

Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.

Plastic wrap is the most versatile, accessible and efficient way to preserve cheese freshness. It also provides the tightest seal to protect from moisture, odours and possibly mould in the fridge.
Refrigerator Shelf-life: 2-3 weeks.

Freezing

Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze Cheddar cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.

Some cheeses, such as Cheddar, Swiss and Emmental store very well in the freezer after they have been grated.

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