How to enjoy
The first thing to know is that “Tawnshi” means hello in Michif, the language of the Métis.
So, Tawnshi and welcome to our modern take on a fusion of indigenous flavours and ingredients.
There may be some unfamiliar things in this charcuterie box, so let’s talk about how to enjoy the experience before you.
Pickled Milkweed Pods
These bright green pods have the sweet, pickled flavour of a gherkin with none of the explosive crunch. They are best enjoyed in one bite, as the fibres holding the brine fall apart quickly.
Dulce or Sea Bacon
This murky maroon leaf that feels like leather is actually a salty, umami delight. The best way to enjoy it is to place a piece on your tongue and let your saliva soften and break it down. It will slowly, then quickly, fill your mouth with a savoury flavour that reminds you of the sea.
Our senses of smell and taste are very connected. If you’ve ever walked into a grove of cedars and smelled their soft and camphoraceous aroma, that is exactly how this jelly tastes.
This wild foraged preserve provides a sharp flavour that pairs well with cheese, bannock and jerked meat.
This dense bread is a Métis favourite. We find that if you put the time and effort into toasting the individual slices, it enhances the taste and mouthfeel of each bite.
Maple smoked, double smoked, peppered or candied - you can’t go wrong with this delicacy. A little bit sweet and chewy, you can enjoy these bites on their own or combine them with cheese and bannock.
Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies
This sweet element is our modern addition to finish each box with an extra bit of decadence.
Nuts, Berries & Seeds
Each box has an assortment of nuts, berries and seeds, depending on seasonal availability.
The Métis love their fromage and so do we.
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