Jeff McCourt

Chef

New Glasgow

Where do you live in PEI?
New Glasgow

Describe what are an average day looks like for you?
Average day starts at 3 am when I am up making a batch of cheese. we make cheese 2-3 times a week. We process 1200 liters of milk each time churning out about 450 lbs of Gouda cheese. My day ends at 11pm when I am putting the cheese in the brine and lighting the fire in our wood-fired oven. There is a lot in between that fills up the time running the shop day to day!

What is your favourite thing about life in PEI?
The food!

What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
My favorite spot to pick chanterelles, the best of the best oysters come from Colville Bay and Gouda Cheese makes a great pizza!

I love producing food for people that shows off our taste of place - I am a proud Islander, Chef and promoter of anything PEI food related!

Prince Edward Island produces some of the best quality milk in the country. The rich pasture and salt air-this is a big part of what makes our cheese so delicious!

If you had to choose one spot on the island to take someone who has never been here, where would it be?
my back yard....