For the fourth year, BC Dairy Association provided BC cheeses to 28 secondary teaching kitchens participating in the Take a Bite of BC program from BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation.
This year, the program expanded outside the Lower Mainland to include 4 schools in the Okanagan.
Students were very excited to hone their culinary skills using the following BC cheeses:
- Smokehouse Cheddar from the Village Cheese Co. in Armstrong. This cheese was a finalist in the 2013 Cheese Grand Prix event organized by Dairy Farmers of Canada.
- Sundried tomato feta cheese and Monterey Jack from Birchwood Dairy in Abbotsford.
- White Moon and Tomme d’Or from Moonstruck Organic Cheese Inc. on Salt Spring Island.
Students and chef instructors rave about the cheeses. Some students are loving the cheeses so much that they have asked their local stores to carry them!
We are very happy to continue to support the Take a Bite of BC program and introduce students to some of the amazing cheeses produced in BC. We look forward to featuring a new selection next year.