[NTLK] Montreal Poutine Week is February 1 through 7

John Heinrichs minicapt1 at mac.com
Thu Jan 31 12:26:28 EST 2013

The recipe uses "Cheese curds". You might try the local cheese sources to get the requisite product in it's incomplete or "curd" form.
I'm on Vancouver Island and use cheese curd from our local producers, vice trying to obtain source material from 2400 miles away.

 minicapt1 at mac.com

On 31 Jan 13, at 8:16, Andrei Chichak <newton at chichak.ca> wrote:

>> It's really a question of getting the right curds isn't it?  I'm not even
>> sure we can do it here.  AFAIK authentic poutine uses Ontario "cheddar"
>> (i.e., "cheddar-style") cheese, not genuine English *Cheddar* cheese, so
>> poutine here would be made either with the real thing or with some
>> industrial version of it, and neither one is necessarily going to have the
>> taste (or texture) as Ontario cheese.  Or am I being too fussy?  ;-)
> I don' thank the franch in k-beck would taaake de cheese curd from on-tar-eee-o.
> What you need to find is someone who makes cheddared cheese. The curds are the balls of base material that are pressed together and aged. You want them as they first come out of the tanks while they still squeak when you bite them.
> Perhaps your local cheese monger can help you out. That would be much quicker than trying to get dairy products shipped overseas, especially since that whole mad cow thing.
> Andrei
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