2019 SPEAKER

Jason Dykstra

Mt Lehman Cheese Co.

Mt Lehman Cheese Company creates local hand-made cheese in small batches right here in Abbotsford. Incorporated in the summer of 2013 by Cheese-maker Jason Dykstra and his wife Dawn. Mt Lehman currently makes a wide variety of Goat and Water-Buffalo cheese as well as co-packing for Goat’s Pride Dairy and Tesfa Farms.  The cheese includes: Fraser Valley Goat Feta, Matsqui goat cheddar, Mt Lehman Tomme, Blue Capri and Blue d`Buff, as well as Gozzarella, Dutchess, Frisky and many more. The greatest achievement this year would be working with Tesfa Farms to develop a delicious local Water-Buffalo Yogurt, as well as a growing variety of buffalo cheese. The recipes follow traditional methods aiming to use as few ingredients as possible; you won’t find any citric acid, calcium chloride or added stabilizers in any of these products. Jason enjoys seeing the cheese from start to finish; not only does he make the cheese but he often demos the cheese at local stores and events. You can find Mt. Lehman Cheese locally at Lepp Farm Market, Nature’s Pickin’s, and Choices Market in addition to a number of stores in the Greater Vancouver and Okanagan regions.