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. After getting his feet wet in production in Australia, he followed with consecutive harvests interning as 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. While with Dunham & Froese, Kirby's efforts were well recognized with numerous industry awards, gold medals including 2008 British Columbia New Winery of the Year Award and Tony Aspler, author of Wineries of Canada, 2008 ranking as the "number two up and coming winery to watch in Canada".
Crystal Froese has over a decade of experience as a communications and marketing director. She has worked with major sporting events, businesses, government departments and non-profit organizations. Crystal was the co-proprietor Dunham & Froese the award winning winery in British Columbia. Her primary role was focusing on Agri-tourism marketing strategy featuring the benefits of the organic production of wine. For over a decade she was CEO of an Events and Marketing Company creating promotional opportunities and corporate identities through event and media management. She also held the position of Executive Director for two Okanagan Wine Regions before returning to her hometown of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.
Both Kirby and Crystal are excited to be back in their hometown of Moose Jaw and to create this exciting project of creating artisan cheese.
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