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June 10th, 2024

Celebrating Our Award-Winning Soft Creamy Feta

We are proud to announce that our Traditional Mediterranean Soft Creamy Feta has garnered 4 prestigious accolades this year!  At the Grocery & Specialty Food West Trade Show & Conference in April, 2024 Chaeban Artisan’s Soft Creamy Feta won “Innovative Dairy Product in Canada”. What a wonderful surprise! Then, in May 2024  at the Sial Innovation Convention in Montreal, our soft creamy feta was selected as a top fifty contender in the Sial Innovation competition in the Dairy Category. We were thrilled to be selected amongst a list of over 200 amazing entries. Again, on May 29, 2024, the Retail…

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January 9, 2024

Manitoba Won Again!

WOW, what an incredible way to kick off 2024! We’re thrilled to share the exciting news that four of our cheeses have placed in the top ten at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.   What?  Chaeban Ice Cream makes cheese?  What the heck! While our recognition is frequently associated with our award-winning ice cream, hailed as the best in Canada in 2022 by the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, you might not be aware that we also specialize in crafting a variety of exceptional cheeses. There are two reasons we started making cheese in addition to ice cream, Our cheese…

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We want to be busy year round. We love making wholesome and delicious food in our little factory. We want to create jobs for our staff that they can rely on year round. In Spring and Summer, we can’t make enough ice cream, come cold weather however, it gets a bit slow in the back. In that spirit, we have spent time experimenting by making several kinds of cheese to see which ones we could make well, using the skills and equipment we already have. As a result, we have developed products that we are very proud of. And, so…

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Chaeban has been dreaming of the opportunity to have our cheeses in stores across Western Canada–and Sobeys and Safeway are making our dreams come true! For the past few months, Sobeys has been stocking up on our soft cream feta and our firm feta. From January 19th to 25th, they will be featuring our 200g feta at $5.49 at many Sobeys and Safeway locations across Western Canada. Sobeys is eager to see if our feta is a good fit in their stores and will be tracking sales closely over the next week. If you’re thinking of picking up some cheese…

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These feta flatbread appetizers are all the things you look for in an appetizer – quick, easy, affordable and super tasty. Simply spread feta on your favourite flatbread, bake and sprinkle on your favourite topping. Toppings can be as simple as dried oregano or fresh herbs to more complex toppings like cucumbers and tomatoes, caramelized onions, artichokes, roasted red peppers, olives, spinach, chickpeas, chicken, arugula with nuts and fruit, etc. The options are endless! Ingredients 3 pita breads (or other flatbread)* 6 Tbsp soft creamy feta cheese Classic Oregano Per Pita 1/2 tsp dried oregano Fresh Dill Per Pita 1/4 tsp dried oregano 1 Tbsp fresh coarsely chopped dill…

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By Darryl Stewart You would think that being awarded the best ice cream in Canada, and named Sobeys top local supplier, as well as the other stories that have been out about us lately would make sales come easy. It has certainly helped, but it doesn’t allow us to coast.  The annual big dip in ice cream sales as the cold hits is upon us, and it’s happening the same time as the cost for operations is going up. We are also working very hard to increase our cheese sales to pay for the new equipment and added team needed…

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Our company was founded because of the Syrian refugee crisis. A story of friends brought together while trying to help during a time of crisis.Because our story is known in the refugee and immigrant community, new Canadians often reach out to us looking for help making connections and/or to see if we have or are aware of any opportunities for them. Somebody reached out recently whose story we found particularly inspirational. Her name is Enas. Enas is from Yemen and is the youngest of 14 children. Since 2015, Yemen has been in a complicated civil war that left thousands of…

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These roasted rainbow carrots are as delicious as they look! The perfect recipe when beautiful bunches of fresh carrots are available from the garden or farmers’ markets. Of course, you can also make them with any orange carrots or even peeled little carrots without tops. Let the feta and greens make them divine. Ingredients 2 bunches rainbow carrots (total of 10-12 carrots(2lb))* 1-2 Tbsp canola oil 1-2 Tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar (thick, sweet, tangy) 1/2 tsp chili lime finishing salt 1/3 cup crumbled firm feta 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro or parsley Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F/204°C. Wash and scrub carrots. If using carrots with greens, leave about 1/2 inch of greens…

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This rhubarb mascarpone galette is the perfect way to celebrate spring. The creamy, slightlysweet mascarpone filling goes perfectly with the tart rhubarb and the flaky pastry crust holds ittogether beautifully without any fuss. But don’t just enjoy this easier than pie dessert in spring –try it with strawberries, blueberries and peaches!Don’t want to make pie pastry, no problem – store bought pie shells work great too. Pastry Crust 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar 1/4 cup cold butter, cut in pieces 1/4 cup cold shortening, cut in pieces 1/2 Tbsp vinegar 5-7 Tbsp ice cold water Rhubarb Filling 1/3 cup sugar 1 Tbsp cornstarch 1 Tbsp orange zest 1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional) 3 cups chopped fresh rhubarb…

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May 18, 2021

Honey Orange Ricotta

A delicious lightly sweetened ricotta dip perfect with fruit or as a topping for French Toast, crepes, waffles, sweet biscuits, strawberry shortcake, oatmeal, a base for fruit pizza, and so on. It’s easy to make and it’s absolutely delicious! Ingredients: 1 cup Chaeban Artisan Ricotta 1-2 Tbsp liquid honey 1 Tbsp orange zest Instructions: In a small bowl, whisk together ricotta, honey, and orange zest. Pour in a serving bowl, cover, and keep refrigerated until ready to use. Notes Variations: add vanilla extract add cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom add fresh mint, lemon verbena, lemon balm or lemon thyme use lemon or lime zest instead of orange use stevia or maple syrup…

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