Archive for September, 2008

Is sheep milk appropriate for someone with an allergy to dairy products?

Friday, September 19th, 2008

If you have a known allergy to cow milk products, sheep milk products may be of help to you, since the main proteins in the milk are subtly different. However, some people will be allergic to all milks, so caution is advised. Please talk to your doctor if you have serious allergies. (…more info.)

Is sheep milk low in lactose?

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The amount of lactose in sheep, goat and cow milk is very similar (4.8%, 4.1% and 4.5% respectively), so sheep milk and its derivatives are not inherently low in lactose. However, as with any cheese, the longer it is aged, the lower the amount of lactose. (…more info.)

What do you feed your sheep?

Friday, September 19th, 2008

The main feedstuffs are pasture (grasses, clover and the occasional flower or vegetable from our gardens!) and hay (dried pasture). At certain times of the year, the sheep are fed grain (barley, oats or wheat) as a supplement.

Do you use animal rennet to set your cheeses?

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Yes. We use animal (calf) rennet in most of out products to maintain traditional integrity. However, our “Brebis Frais” and Feta are produced using microbial rennet.

Are your cheeses made from raw (unpasteurized) milk?

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Under Canadian law, any cheeses less than 60 days old must be pasteurized – consequently our “Brebis Frais”, “Brebette” and “Sheep in the Meadow” are pasteurized. Our “Eweda”, “Ramembert” and Feta are available pasteurized or raw. In 2008 we introduced 2 new raw milk cheeses – “Brigitte” and “Mouton Rouge”.

Are your products certified organic?

Friday, September 19th, 2008

No. However our meat, milk and cheeses are “natural”, meaning that we do not give antibiotics prophylactically and we do not use hormones to increase milk production or growth. We are also members of “Local Flavour Plus” who have audited our farms on the criteria of animal welfare (a component not considered in organic certification) as well as sustainable farming practices. We abide by the “5 Freedoms” regarding animal welfare as outlined in the section regarding our farms. We take stewardship of our land and animals very seriously!

Curry Potato and Cheese Patties

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

Ingredients:

8 Medium peeled potatoes
1 Cup grated of Ewenity Dairy’s Eweda Cru Cheese
1 Egg
1 Small red onion finely chopped
1 Teaspoon sea salt
2 Tablespoons of curry powder
½ Cup of flour

Directions:
Boil potatoes till tender.
Mash and cool.
Add egg, cheese, onion and salt.
Form mixture into golf ball sized balls.
In separate bowl, mix flour and curry powder.
Roll potatoes balls in flour mixture
Over medium heat, press in frying pan with olive oil and fry until lightly browned.
Add more grated cheese on top if desired and serve!

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