Fall in love with this award winning, organic cave-aged farmhouse cheese!
Kootenay Alpine’s Cheese Co is a family run farm in Creston, BC that produces true “farmhouse” cheeses - meaning they raise and milk all the animals on the same farm as the cheese is made. This gives them unprecedented quality control over the entire process. You can taste the subtle flavours of the pasture grass and clovers and the fresh Kootenay mountain air in their cheeses.
Award winning “Nostrala” is an unpasteurized, cow’s milk cheese that is cave-aged for a minimum of 60 days giving it a nice firm texture, sweet nuttiness and a floral finish. Many describe it as similar to an Italian Fontina or French Gruyere. The texture is addictively supple with a pleasant chewiness. On the tongue, the flavours transition from milder to more pronounced, allowing you to enjoy the lingering complexity of the cheese. Well deserving of a place on your cheese platter, the Nostrala is also great thinly sliced in a sandwich or melted over your favourite dish.
SIZE: 100g, unsliced
ABOUT BENTON BROTHERS FINE CHEESE
Engineer brothers turned cheesemongers, specializing in Artisan Cheese!
As the name suggests, this company is owned and operated by two brothers, Jonah and Andrew Benton. Both brothers studied engineering before falling in love with the cheese business. After Andrew graduated, he was looking for a job in his new field and his Dad suggested looking for another job in the meantime. Andrew ended up taking a position at a cheese shop (which his Dad approved of, thinking of the possibility of cheese discounts). As Andrew’s passion for cheese grew, he shared it with his brother, Jonah, who had been working as an Engineer for a couple years, and the rest is history.
After about a decade working in the cheese industry in Alberta and Ontario they relocated to Vancouver and started Benton Brothers Fine Cheese in 2007. They sell the highest quality artisan cheese from Canada and around the world. You will find these cheeses are often more complex in flavour as they are made by skilled cheesemakers with age-old recipes and without machinery. With the Brothers’ passion for all things food, wine, and cheese, it’s no wonder Benton Brothers is a mainstay of the Granville Island community.