THE BOTHWELL BLOG

OUR WHEY OF LIFE

This is where we talk about all things cheese and everything in-between – AKA the Bothwell way of life. Welcome to our cheesy world!

Made-in-MB Gift Baskets

Give the gift of local! Fromagerie Bothwell in Winnipeg, MB,  has a wide selection of pre-made gourmet gift baskets featuring Manitoba made products. Perfect for host(ess) gifts, corporate gifting and pretty well any occasion! Or get creative and build your own – talk about customized gift baskets made easy! Discover… View Post

Artisanal Cheese Trays

Let us do the work for you! Fromagerie Bothwell in Winnipeg, MB, offers three types of trays, The Traditional, The Premium and Le Connoisseur, featuring a wide variety of cheese, accompanied with baguette and crostini. Discover your perfect tray below. The Traditional: All your favourite classic Bothwell Cheese varieties… View Post

HOLIDAY 2018 DEMOS – WINNIPEG

Winnipeg fans! Bothwell Cheese will be sampling delicious cheese products in many cities across your city this holiday season. See the listing below to find a demo near you. Saturday, December 8 (11am-3pm)          Save on Foods (McPhillips) Sunday, December 9 (12pm-4pm)            Food Fare (Portage) Saturday, December 15 (12pm-4pm)   … View Post

HOLIDAY 2018 DEMOS – CALGARY AND EDMONTON

Calgary and Edmonton fans! Bothwell Cheese will be sampling delicious cheese products in many stores across your cities this holiday season. See the listing below to find a demo near you. Saturday, December 8    (11am-3pm)       Calgary Coop      (Oakridge) Saturday, December 8    (11am-3pm)       Calgary Coop      (Crowfoot) Saturday, December 8   … View Post

HOLIDAY 2018 DEMOS – ONTARIO

  Ontario fans! Bothwell Cheese will be sampling delicious cheese products in many cities across your province this holiday season. See the listing below to find a demo near you Friday, December 7         (3pm-7pm)         Fortinos  Stoney Creek Saturday, December 8    (10am-2pm)       Fortinos Hamilton (Main Street) Saturday, December 8    (10am-2pm)      … View Post

HOLIDAY 2018 CHEESE DEMOS – QUEBEC

Nos amis au Québec! Pendant les fêtes vous trouverez plusieurs de nos kiosques au détaillant à travers votre belle province. Déguster du fromage projet sans OGM vérifié de Bothwell avec Kii Naturals au détaillants IGA suivants : 7-8 décembre                   Gatineau (ALIMENTATION CHRISTIAN ET GINETTE S) 7-8 décembre     … View Post

DISCOVERING HABANERO CHEESE PAIRINGS for the Aspiring Cheesemonger

For the cheese connoisseur, pairing cheese with wine, beer, spirits and other accompaniments is an art; but not all cheese lovers have the same instincts. Pairing a flavoured cheese, such as Bothwell’s Habanero with Cracked Black Pepper, may seem even more daunting. That’s where we step in! We’ve gathered the… View Post

Manitoba Restaurants Want a Pizza the Prize!

The secret to an award-winning pizza is the cheese! As a Platinum-level sponsor of the inaugural Manitoba Pizza Week, our opinion is biased; however, the 13 Manitoba restaurants, who registered for the Best Bothwell Cheese Pizza category, believe this to be true as well. At first glance,… View Post

Warehouse Supervisor (Nights)

BOTHWELL CHEESE is looking for a night Warehouse Supervisor. The incumbent will supervise hourly employees on a shift within a department in the achievement of manufacturing workloads with due emphasis on quality, efficiencies, food and employee safety. Responsibilities: Plans manpower requirements for the department on a daily and weekly basis… View Post

Bothwell Cheese Goes Global

Bothwell Cheese was featured in a recent Focus Manitoba segment on Global Winnipeg. If you’ve ever wanted to take a tour of our factory, this is as close as we can bring you! This video takes you inside our production facilities where you can see how exactly how we make… View Post

TOP 10 MOMENTS OF 2017

2017 was a whirlwind of activity, achievement, and growth for Bothwell Cheese. Looking back, it was hard to choose just 10 great moments, but we managed to narrow it down to good mix of fun, exciting, and meaningful events. So take a scroll and see if you agree with our… View Post

Bye Bye Winter Blues Cheese Giveaway

It’s January. You’re cold, maybe you have the blues. We have something that may cheer you up….. FREE CHEESE! Next Monday, January 22nd, five lucky Cheese Board subscribers will win 3 FREE product vouchers each! This contest is exclusive to our current subscribers only (because we ♥ you so much)… View Post

GRINCH – Spot the differences

  Can you spot the differences between these two pictures?   SCROLL DOWN FOR ANSWER KEY                 ANSWER KEY: Cow gets smaller. Left hand Grinch hat changes directions. Candy cane in the middle Grinch’s mouth changes directions. Blocks of cheese changes from… View Post

Cheese Shop Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours 2017 Friday, December 22   8:30 am – 6:00 pm Saturday, December 23   9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday, December 24   CLOSED Monday, December 25   CLOSED Tuesday, December 26   CLOSED Wednesday, December 27   8:30 am – 6:00 pm Thursday, December 28 … View Post

5 Days Of Giveaways!

We’ve been waiting all year for this week to arrive! Starting Monday December 11th, we will be celebrating  5 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS  to show our appreciation to you, our loyal fans. Visit our Facebook page every day (or just follow it to receive our posts on your… View Post

Dairy Farmers of Canada Black Truffle Month

How about a whole month dedicated to Black Truffle cheese? That’s exactly what happened when Dairy Farmers of Canada chose Bothwell Cheese for their October Cheese of the Month. Bloggers across Canada impressed us with recipes ranging from omelettes, risotto, sandwiches and dips, all using our Black Truffle… View Post

Warehouse Personnel Part-Time, Weekends

Bothwell Cheese is looking to fill part-time weekend shifts in our Warehouse. Duties may include but are not limited to: Shipping/Receiving Load and unload trucks Move previous days production Filling orders General warehouse duties Moving product with forklift Heavy lifting Tracking inventory Cross training on other warehouse positions Working in… View Post

WAREHOUSE PERSONNEL

Bothwell Cheese is looking to fill several positions in our Warehouse. Duties may include but are not limited to: Shipping/Receiving Load and unload trucks Move previous days production Filling orders General warehouse duties Moving product with forklift Heavy lifting Tracking inventory Cross training on other warehouse positions Working in a… View Post

My Farmers’ Market: Wholesome Food is Just a Few Clicks Away

Nathan Steele left Winnipeg at the age of 17 and spent his twenties working within the hospitality industry, even owning and operating his own restaurant on the west coast. But when he returned to Winnipeg 10 years later, little did he know he was about to take on an interesting… View Post

Vince’s Market – Small Town Values in a Big City

There’s a reason why in the age of big cities, big companies and big data that the small town still exists. They are a reminder of the need for us to slow down, appreciate the simple things and bond with our community. Because even though people, things and information are… View Post

Newsletter Sign-up

Subscribe to our e-newsletter, The Cheese Board, to receive Bothwell Cheese news, event info, recipes, contests details and coupon offers! Our newsletters will be sent out once a month and we promise not to send you spam and we will never give your personal contact information to third party companies. View Post

Food Mom Would Approve Of

Spenst Brothers is a family-owned meat and specialty foods store in the heart of Winkler, Manitoba. Their goal is to create delicious and nutritious food “the way mom would have made it at home”. While their store is based in Winkler, Spenst Brothers also distributes their products to various retailers… View Post

Bothwell Cheese First Canadian Cheese Manufacturer to Receive Non-GMO Project Status

Manitoba-based company celebrates 80th anniversary, purchases creamery and announces plans to offer Non-GMO Project Verified line of Cheeses. New Bothwell, MB – November 29, 2016 – Bothwell Cheese, an independently owned Canadian manufacturer of premium cheeses, today announced that it is the first Canadian cheese manufacturer in a position to… View Post

Cheese Shop Holiday Sampling Series

Bothwell Cheese is excited to welcome many of our valued suppliers to our first Cheese Shop Holiday Sampling Series. These local Manitoban companies hold many of the same values as Bothwell Cheese, such as using local, naturally sourced ingredients in their products. They will be sampling some of their… View Post

A Wild Partnership

Bothwell Cheese has teamed up with Untamed Feast to craft a truly decadent seasonal cheese exclusive to Canada Safeway and Sobeys. Our Extra Old Cheddar has been expertly blended with alder smoked wild Canadian Chanterelle mushrooms, hand-harvested by Untamed Feast in British Columbia. View Post

Big Wins for Bothwell Cheese

NEW RELEASE For Immediate Release Bothwell’s Monterey Jack and Mild Cheddar Win 1st Place Belleville, Ontario (November 3, 2016) – Manitoba’s Bothwell Cheese took top spots with their Monterey Jack and Mild Cheddar cheese last week at the 89th Annual British Empire Cheese Show. The company… View Post

Farmboy Holiday Demo Dates

Bothwell Cheese will be featured at Farmboy locations across southern Ontario this weekend! Check the listings below for a demo near you! Friday, December, 15: 2pm-7pm – 3035 St. Joseph Boulevard, OTTAWA Saturday, December, 16:  10am-3pm – 814 Sydney Street, CORNWALL Saturday, December, 16: 10am-3pm – 1495 Richmond Road, … View Post

Mill Street Cheese Market – A Shop to Remember

We all have our own personal relationship with food. Some of us eat to live, others live to eat. Whichever side you fall on, there’s no denying the power of food to tell a story. It can take you back in time to your childhood, or on a journey to… View Post

Your Very Local Burrito Shop – Burrito Splendido

After a stop at a Chipotle restaurant on a trip to the United States, a light bulb went off for Ken Livingstone. There was something to this quick service Mexican craze that he thought would work in his home town. As the former General Manager of WOW Hospitality, Livingstone had… View Post

Veggies Made Easy With Summer Salads!

Whether you’re tending to a garden, signed up for a CSA share (Community Supported Agriculture), or buying seasonal produce, there’s a really good chance you’re eating plenty of salads. Like A LOT of salads. I’m convinced that I’m turning green with all of the yummy kale and crunchy… View Post

Tandoori Burger Recipe – Spice it up!

Here’s a spicy twist on a traditional burger recipe. Being East Indian, I always have a tendency to add cultural spices often found in my Eastern cuisine to my Western dishes. The result? A delicious burger with hints of cumin, coriander and ginger. Now, first things first when it… View Post

Hot off the Grill

It’s no surprise that if you live just about anywhere in Canada, you look forward to barbeque season. In fact, summer season may as well be called “lets-barbeque-every-meal-every-day” season. But there are a few things you need to know in order to barbeque safely and of course, with your health… View Post

Perfect Pierogies–Ten Ways

Our friends at Perfect Pierogies compiled a yummy list of ten genius ways to top your pierogies. The flavour combinations are bold but balanced! Sauerkraut Pierogy Covered with apple sauce With fried mushroom, onion and turkey sausage Cottage Cheese Pierogy With sour cream and hot sauce Wrapped in bacon… View Post

You’ve Been Eating Your Cheese Wrong (PART THREE)

Last time on “You’ve Been Eating Your Cheese Wrong (Part Two)”, we explored the importance of aroma and flavour in your cheese eating experience, which I learned in a tasting session from David Beaudoin, “The Squeaky Cheese Guy”. Today we will help increase your descriptive cheese word game. I will… View Post

Donation Requests

Bothwell Cheese is committed to supporting communities locally and across Canada. As you might expect, we receive numerous donation and sponsorship inquiries. And although we’d like to fulfill each and every one, it is simply not possible to manage the volume of requests. Instead, we have formed close partnerships… View Post

You’ve Been Eating Your Cheese Wrong (PART TWO)

Last time on “You’ve Been Eating Your Cheese Wrong (Part One)” we explored the importance of sight and touch in your cheese eating experience–which I learnt in a tasting session from David Beaudoin, “The Squeaky Cheese Guy”. Today we will look at how aroma and flavour come into play. View Post

A Sense of Place On The Plate

Photo Credit: www.peller.com Only a few hours from the hustle and bustle of Toronto you’ll find the Niagara Region–home to over 80 wineries  and numerous notable restaurants showcasing the unique flavour of the land. It would certainly take you several trips to visit them all, but there’s one you’ll definitely want to put at the top… View Post

You’ve Been Eating Your Cheese Wrong (PART ONE)

My world has been turned upside down. How is it that you can walk through life eating cheese wrong? I’m most likely not alone. You’re probably guilty too. I was made aware of my transgressions as a cheese eater while attending a tasting hosted by David Beaudoin, “The Squeaky… View Post

Announcement Regarding Recall of Certain Shredded Cheese Products

As you may have heard, Bothwell Cheese together with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have issued a recall notice for certain Bothwell shredded cheese products. The specific products and associated product codes can be found in the news release that was posted just a few minutes ago. View Post

News Release: Bothwell Cheese Recalls Shredded Cheese Products

NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release BOTHWELL CHEESE RECALLS SHREDDED CHEESE PRODUCTS NEW BOTHWELL, MB (December 20, 2015) – Bothwell Cheese (Bothwell), in coordination with CFIA, are recalling certain Bothwell shredded cheese product due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. Affected products are marked with “Packed On”… View Post

Cheese Boards – A Balancing Act

Balance. It’s a word I use a lot, I mean the word is even in my business name (Carrots and Cake Balanced Nutrition Consulting). Somehow, this very balance gets completely thrown to the wayside around this time of the year. Today I’m eager to teach you how to… View Post

The Art of Flavour

The art of building a cheese board isn’t complicated. With a little planning you can put together well balanced flavours that will leave your friends and family in awe. The first step is deciding if you want to prepare a sweet or savoury board. Sweet boards are a great alternative… View Post

Make This Now: Parmesan Popcorn

Growing up my dad would make fresh popcorn on the stove at least 3 times a week. It became a ritual and he was a pro. His tools included a simple deep pot and lid. No fancy air popper or kettle with a crank handle. He had his technique and… View Post

An Evening at the Market

The St. Lawrence Market is a staple of downtown Toronto life, a destination for those in search of unique ingredients for a special meal. On November 12 for the first time in years they brought back a culinary experience called “Evening at the Market”. For $75 attendees sampled a wide… View Post

2015 Gift Giving Ideas

As usual the holidays have crept up on us and I’m sure your gift giving list is looming in the back of your mind. If you are like me, then hunting down the perfect gift for each person on that list is a daunting task. Because the holidays can be stressful enough, we’ve curated an… View Post

Bothwell’s Marble Cheddar wins 1st place

Manitoba’s Bothwell Cheese has once again claimed top spot in the Marbled Cheddar category at the 88th Annual British Empire Cheese Show in Belleville, Ontario on November 12, 2015  – winning first place for the ninth time in the past ten years. The company also took first place with its Monterey Jack… View Post

Roasted Cauliflower Risotto and Smoked Parm

Thanks to our fan Lucia Cascioli for sharing her delicious recipe featuring our Smoked Parmesan and Ontario grown Cauliflower! Cauliflower Ingredients: 1 cauliflower head, broken into small flowerets Olive oil, drizzle Salt & Pepper Rice Ingredients: 5 cups of chicken stock 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp of… View Post

Dairy Farmers of Canada – Spot the Symbol to Win

Collect badges by completing fun missions connected to Canadian dairy products. Register now & unlock your first badge worth 5 entries. Contest runs from October 5 – November 13, 2015. Good Luck! GET STARTED *No purchase necessary. Open from 10:00 AM (ET) on Oct. 5,… View Post

Ask An Expert – Where’s the Squeak?

Q-  While visiting Quebec several years ago I got “hooked” on the squeaky cheese that was delivered fresh every morning at the local gasbar . My question to you is how come whenever I purchase squeaky cheese here in Manitoba it does not squeak? – Wilma In Quebec the law… View Post

Back to School Snacks made Cheesy

Alas, autumn is here! If you’ve got little ones then you’re likely way past “back-to-school” mode and already on auto-pilot. While the excitement of getting back into a routine can be comforting, some of us struggle with sending good-for-you foods to school for our kids to eat (and enjoy!). To complicate… View Post

Pairings from Banville & Jones Wine Co.

Every June the New Bothwell Chamber of Commerce and Recreation Association partner with Bothwell Cheese and Banville & Jones Wine Co. to present the New Bothwell Cheese & Wine Festival. This sampling event features traditional and innovative Bothwell Cheese varieties expertly paired with wines from… View Post

Ask An Expert – Best Melt for Grilled Cheese

Q – We cook a lot with cheese in this household and grilled cheese sandwiches are a hit with our picky eaters. So I’m wondering which type of cheese has the best melt? What would make our grilled cheese sandwiches the creamiest? – Mom of Three For a creamy grilled… View Post

#CheeseTips

Storage When storing cheese in the fridge, avoid storing it in the door where the temperature fluctuates. Avoid touching unused cheese. Natural bacteria on hands can promote the growth of mold. Cheese that has been frozen becomes crumbly. Allow it to thaw in the fridge and use it for cooking.  … View Post

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