Monforte Cheese CSA

On her way to work last week Tanny heard an interview with Ruth Klahsen of Monforte Dairy on CBC Radio’s Metro Morning. Monforte Dairy is a local Ontario cheese producer of artisanal cheeses. 

She currently uses milk from other local farms, but Ruth is now raising funds to create her own dairy and using a Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) approach to do it. They are offering three different share plans (cleverly named “wedge”, “brick” and “wheel”) ranging from $200 to $1000 with the cheese doled out over the next 5 years. Two options are available to the brick and wheel plans: you can either receive vouchers to buy the cheese at markets or have it delivered. The wedge plan offers vouchers only.

We both thought this was a great idea and wanted to post about it. I’ll add Monforte to our list of suppliers shortly.

Oh – I also noticed that LocalEating.ca is on her blogroll! Yay – and “hi Ruth”.

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Thanks for writing about Monforte Dairy. Our dairy will still use milk from local farms including water buffalo and cow’s milk next year. We’ll make the cheese at our dairy, a line of butters, and sell complementary products like charcuterie and crackers in addition to having a cheese making school. Did you know that Monforte Dairy is 99.93 miles from Toronto?!
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