Testing and Tasting New Cheese Flavours
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Testing and Tasting New Cheese Flavours

Holland College, Prince Edward Island

Tasting a new cheese flavour before it is available in stores is one of the benefits of being a researcher at Canada’s Smartest Kitchen (CSK) at Holland College Building on the 20 year success of The Cheeselady’s Gouda Shop, researchers in the specialized commercial kitchen worked with the company’s new owner, Chef Jeff McCourt, to develop a new pesto-flavoured gouda to expand their growing line of artisan cheeses.

As flavourings and ingredients that are used in cheese making must be dehydrated and sterilized for food safety, specialized food researchers worked with the Smart Kitchen’s network of suppliers to find the just the right ingredients to create the ideal pesto colour and flavour for the newly named Glasgow Glen Farm. Their new Pesto Gouda can now be found at many restaurants and stores across Prince Edward Island.

“As a new business owner I benefited greatly from the food production and business knowledge of the CSK team. They helped me take my food idea and make it a high quality product that is production efficient and financially viable,” says McCourt.

Funding: Applied Research and Development (ARD) Grant, Technology Access Centre (TAC) Grant
Partners: Glasgow Glen Farm

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