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The Scottish Cheeses Have Arrived!

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Garlicky Gruyere Dip

We are almost famous for this one! 1 pound cave aged gruyere cheese (asiago or swiss can be substituted) 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal 2 tsp. garlic powder or 1 large clove of fresh garlic freshly ground pepper Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise Coarsely shred cheese and add green onions, garlic and pepper.
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Black Olive Tapenade

To make two cups: 4 tins sliced black olives, drained 1/4 cup good quality EVOO 1 tsp. crushed chillies freshly ground pepper Mix all together in a big bowl.  In two batches, blend in food processor – making the first batch very smooth, and the second batch a little chunkier.  Mix together and serve in
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Cheese Fondue

Ingredients: 1 cup dry white wine 1/2 pound shredded emmenthal cheese 1/2 pound shredded cave-aged gruyere cheese 2 tbsp all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1 tbsp Kirsch (cherry brandy) 1 pound loaf French bread, cut into 1″ cubes   Simmer wine in fondue pot.  Toss cheese with flour, add cheese
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The New Harvest has Arrived

The 2013 harvest of olive oil has arrived at Cheese Secrets.  Come in and sample today, or call us to participate in our Tasting Experience.  The lemon oil is amazing, sorrento lemons crushed with the olives at first press.  375 ml now $24.95.

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Apple Crisp with 8 Year Old Cheddar

Yes, we are serving this delicious treat at the Taste of Niagara preview night at Navy Hall tonight.  Send us a message if you’d like us to share the recipe.  Just right for a cool spring evening.

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This Week’s Favourite Cheese

Should we pick an Irish cheese, like Porter Cheddar or Glenphilly Whiskey Cheddar in keeping with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations?  Why not!

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The 2013 Harvest is Here!

Need your fix of Sorrento Lemons mixed with olive oil from Tuscany?  Want to replenish your stock of Fruity Peppery oil? We are happy to announce our new oils have arrived.  And you can buy the Lemon oil in 200ml bottles now, at $14.95 plus bottle deposit.  Exactly what you need to give your brussell
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Will winter ever end?

The other day, the Big Cheese was speaking with his sister, whose comment was, “Well, this is about enough, now Mother Nature is just being rude”. We are feeling the chill, but managing to warm up with some lovely fondues, french onion soups, and turkey chili with caramelized onion cheese shredded over top. Drop in
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Cheese Secrets Tasting Experience

Enjoy a 30 – 45 minute sensory experience. We offer tutored tastings of our Tuscan olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars from Modena with a freshly baked demi-baguette, parmesan cheese and La Sauvagine cheese in the downstairs tasting room of the cheese shop, enough to tide you over from your delicious breakfast at your favourite
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