Kirby and Crystal have a simple philosophy when it comes to making cheese: create beautiful flavours from the best milk provided by our Saskatchewan dairies. Fresh is best.
Kirby has over a 20-year career in food production that began with wine. He spent time as a winemaker in British Columbia, California, and Chile. Kirby settled in British Columbia in 1998 and spent time making wine with four well-recognized wineries before partnering in Dunham & Froese Estate Winery.
Crystal has over a decade of experience as a communications and marketing director. Crystal was the co-proprietor Dunham & Froese, an award-winning winery in British Columbia.
A move home to Moose Jaw to be closer to family also lead to their newest project, creating artisan cheese. Their Balkan Feta Style Cheese is created with 100% Saskatchewan cow’s milk from dairies just outside of Moose Jaw. The cows are milked in the morning and by nightfall, they are already turning it into cheese and beginning the delicious aging process. Coteau Hills Creamery Balkan Feta is a softer, creamier cheese compared to a Greek-Style Feta. It has a slightly lemony flavour profile, which makes it delicious on salads, grilled salmon, or an excellent, creamy addition to any fall casserole recipe.