Archive for the ‘Cheese’ Category

The Urban Cow Tour - Saturday May 1, 2010

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

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Hey Luckly Layla yogurt fans!  If you are going to be in Dallas on Saturday May 1, here is your chance to visit the makers of Lucky Layla,  Lavon Farms and the Lucky Layla creamery.  Join us at the Dallas Central Market Cooking School for the Food Roots Urban Cow Tour.  We will visit the Plano diary farm that supplies all of the milk for Lucky Layla and then go to the creamery in Garland to learn how they turn the milk into their delicious cheese and drinkable yogurt.  We end the tour with a one hour class at Central Market where we will sample and discuss Texas cheese.  Not familiar with Luckly Layla?  Come find out what you have been missing and learn about some unique locally made Texas dairy products.  This tour is sponsored by the Dallas Central Market Cooking School and Food Roots.  We have more details here.  Register today at the Central Market Cooking School.  Space is limited.

Cheese In The Heart Of Texas - The Event

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

 

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When we walked into the ground floor lobby of the Hilton Austin we could smell the cheese, and the festival was on the fourth floor!  If you love cheese or even if you just like cheese (which includes just about everyone) the American Cheese Society annual Festival of Cheese would be a good thing to put on your Bucket List or 100 things to do before you die list or whatever you call your list.  The 2009 festival in Austin featured a chance to taste over 1000 farmstead, artisan and specialty cheeses and a couple thousand cheese lovers showed up to take it all in.  Where do we start?  External Blue Molded? Cheddar Wrapped in Cloth aged over 12 months?  Fresh Savory Goat’s Milk?  We got selective with our tasting very quickly because there is no way we could possibly taste everything and cheese overload can set in quickly if you don’t pace yourself.  We found a lot of our favorite Texas cheeses and we were able to catch up with Texas cheese makers Paula Lambert, Edgar Diaz, and Stuart and Connie Veldhuizen.  In the end we did pace ourselves pretty well and we headed out in search of a low fat cheese-free dinner.  Sushi was perfect.  The festival is an amazing cheese experience showcasing the vast number of excellent specialty cheeses being made in North America and we are proud of our Texas cheese makers for giving us excellent specialty cheese that we can enjoy every day.  Thanks Y’all.

 

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Texas Cheese Takes the Bleu

Sunday, August 9th, 2009

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Texas Cheese was well represented at the American Cheese Society 2009 Judging and Competition in Austin last week.  Four Texas cheese makers took blue ribbons including the Dallas Mozzarella Company for their Queso Oaxaca, Latte Da Dairy in Flower Mound for their Feta with Kalamata Olives and Garland based Lucky Layla Farms (Moo Cheeses) for their Natural Plain Drinkable Yogurt.  Pure Luck in Dripping Springs took two blue ribbons for their Basket Molded Chevre and Hopelessly Bleu goat cheese.  Veldhuizen Family Farm in Dublin, Brazos Valley Cheese in Waco and Deborah Rogers Farmstead Cheese in Fort Worth were also entered in the competition.  Texas cheese makers are doing great things and though our cheese industry is small, our cheese is some of the best in the country.

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