“EDMONTON – In the national world of cheese goodness, the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix is a distinguished club. Two Alberta cheesemakers — Sylvan Star Cheese and Latin Foods Inc. — are among the finalists in the prestigious 8th annual competition on Thursday, April 18, in Montreal.
That’s quite a feat considering 225 cheeses in 19 categories were entered, from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia. Add to that the fact Alberta is a relative newcomer to cheesemaking, compared with Quebec, which has a tradition dating back to the 17th century.
With its well-rounded lineup of Gouda cheeses, the Red Deer-based Sylvan Star Cheese has six finalists in four categories. (Grizzly Gouda, two categories; Aged Gouda; Natural Smoked Gouda; Italian Herbs Spiced Gouda; Cayenne & Green Peppercorn.)
This isn’t the first time Sylvan Star has made it to the finals…”