Dear Natural Pastures
I have never written a cheese fan letter before but Thrifty’s was giving
samples of Boerenkaas and I tried a piece and nearly swooned and promptly
bought some. I hope they carry it for a long time because it may be the best
thing I have ever eaten. It is a brilliant cheese. The best cheese I have
ever tasted. It gave cheese a whole new name. I plan to serve it at every
special event and dinner party I have. I wanted to thank you for bringing this
new and wonderful thing into my life. I think I will write to Thrifty's and
tell them this as well. You are a cheese artist. I look forward to
trying all your other cheeses and I wish you loads of success.
Award Winning Producers of Specialty Cheeses
Taste Natural Pastures luscious
artisan cheeses, all hand-made under the guidance of our Swiss Head
Cheesemaker. We only use milk pure & fresh from local dairy farms, on Vancouver Island. You’re invited to savour the delicious “terroir”
from these rare, privileged, coastal valley environments.
The Smith family of Beaver Meadow Farms
turned to cheesemaking in 2001 and their sustainable, world-class standards
have already produced a range of cheeses receiving renowned world and national
awards. Natural Pastures’ traditional artisan procedures and aging take time,
with attentive, professional care at our federally inspected (CFIA) facility
located in the city of Courtenay.
We use only fresh milk produced on our selected Farms, which practice
sustainable farming and animal stewardship. These local dairy farms are
committed to environmental sustainability, and the natural wildlife habitat
has been enhanced. Our enhanced stream habitats raise thousands of wild Coho
Salmon each year.
When you taste Natural Pastures cheeses you’ll experience the delicious
reasons for their 40-plus prestigious national and international
awards. You’re invited to savour pure winners!
Featured on CTV News.
Link to video
ORU Executive Chef Darren Brown shares his tour with Edgar Smith of Natural Pastures Cheese.
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