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Fifth Town five-time winner at American Cheese Society competition

Prince Edward County’s Fifth Town Artisan Cheese earned five of 21 awards given to Ontario dairies at last weekend’s American Cheese Society 2011 Annual Cheese Competition, held in Montréal.
The annual conference and competition gathers cheesemakers, merchandisers, retailers, distributors, food writers and enthusiasts from the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. The annual event celebrates artisan, farmstead and specialty cheese and this year saw a record number of entries – 1,676 from 258 companies.
Fifth Town’s winning cheeses include Premium Goat Milk Cheddar (old and mild), Rose Haus, Fellowship, and Cape Vessey.
Fifth Town awards:
1. Fellowship – 2nd – International style, open sheep and mixed milk
2. 1yr old Premium Goat Cheddar – 2nd – aged cheddar between 12 & 24 months, all milks
3. Premium Goat Cheddar – 3rd – cheddar from goat milk, aged less than 12 months
4. Rose Haus – 3rd – washed rind open category made from cow milk
5. Cape Vessey – 3rd – washed rind open category made from goat milk

“We have a very limited supply of  Fellowship,” says Fifth Town owner Petra Kassun-Mutch. “We sell it through the Fifth Town store and local County stores only.”

If you are visiting Fifth Town before Aug. 19, pull out that high school Spanish and say Buenos Dias to Laudiseth, Petra, Jamie, Silvia, Gustavo

The honour comes on the heels of another special occasion as Fifth Town is hosting  Chilean cheese interns in a bid to share knowledge of both artisan cheese making, sustainable process technologies, and sustainable enterprise management.
“Of course, we are not simply imparting knowledge, we also gain a great deal of knowledge ourselves especially in the area of sustainable lifestyles and values,” said Kassun-Mutch.

“As many of you know, indigenous peoples around the globe universally and naturally take the long view where business planning takes into account not 18 months but 100 years. They understand concepts of slow money and slow food by nature. And are profoundly linked to their land and the environment and the concept of operating sustainably is not something that has to be proven or sold.  It is a right, and simply a requirement. And the Earth, which sustains us all, needs to be defended at sometimes high social cost.”
…”Apart from the political, social and business environs, we are also learning and sharing knowledge of local foods and customs.
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Fifth Town offers Tutored County Wine & FT cheese pairings on Saturdays (1pm and 3pm seatings) until September.
Sessions are 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Cost is $12/per person. Participants sample 4-5 Prince Edward County Wines expertly paired with 5 Fifth Town Cheeses.  The sessions are led by Master Sommelier, Chef, Sommelier Training Instructor, and Restauranteur Andrew Laliberte (who has had a 35 year history in wine and restaurant business including serving as Maitre d’ at the King Edward Hotel, and Sommerlier at many fine Toronto restaurants).

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  1. Renee says:

    Congratulations Fifth Town!

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