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Discover Ontario Cheese: Experience the Art of Local

Apr 25 2022

In our opinion, the very best way to experience local cheese is to go to the source. Planning an Ontario cheesemaker retail shop discovery tour is not only a fantastic day trip, but a unique way to connect with and support the makers behind the flavours. And, you’re guaranteed to find cheeses you’ve never even heard of (yes, they’re that special).

The Art of Local Cheese

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4 Cheese Pesto Pizza

Say hello to this addictive 4 Cheese Pesto Pizza that features some of the best local cheeses.

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Carbonara & Ontario Smoked Gouda Pull-Apart Bread

Made with delicious Ontario Gouda, this Carbonara paired with Ontario Smoked Gouda Pull-Apart Bread is so irresistible that it’ll have your guests raving about it for days.

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A Cheesemaker's Entrepreneurial Pursuit: Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese

From family farms to far flung places, Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese in Woodstock, Ontario is the product of a deep seeded entrepreneurial spirit. Owner and operator, Shep Ysselstein, built Gunn’s Hill cheese plant from the ground up, just a few hundred metres from the dairy farm.

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Choosing Local Made Easy: How to Find & Identify Ontario-Crafted Cheese

When it comes to buying local, it is about supporting our shared values and having a direct positive effect on the quality of life in our local communities. If you want to find out how to find and Identify Ontario-Crafted Cheese, you’ve come to the right place.

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Cheese & Wine

Well-paired cheeses and wines are a wonderful thing, and we’ve done the work for you with these all-Ontario pairings featuring mouth-watering chef created recipes, local one-of-a-kind artisanal cheeses and brilliant wines.

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Bring Local to Your Table with Ontario Cheese

Looking for more inspiration? Check out these Spring inspired recipes that feature Ontario Artisanal Cheese!

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Delicious Recipes & Inspiration

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4 Cheese Pesto Pizza

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Discover Ontario Cheese

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Discover Ontario Cheese: Experience the Art of Local

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Carbonara & Ontario Smoked Gouda Pull-Apart Bread

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Discover Ontario Cheese Board

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Ontario Cheese breakfast rosti with a fried egg and yogurt dollop on top, plated on a black plate on top of a a round wooden board.

Ontario Cheese Breakfast Rosti

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4 Cheese Pesto Pizza

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Discover Ontario Cheese

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Overhead view of a wooden board with various Ontario Artisanal Cheeses.

Discover Ontario Cheese: Experience the Art of Local

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Carbonara & Ontario Smoked Gouda Pull-Apart Bread

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Discover Ontario Cheese Board

Everyday Delicious
Ontario Cheese breakfast rosti with a fried egg and yogurt dollop on top, plated on a black plate on top of a a round wooden board.

Ontario Cheese Breakfast Rosti

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Spicy Mac & Ontario Cheese Waffles

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Smoked Whiskey Old Fashioned Cheesecake

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A cheeseboard features pan-fried and breaded and deep fried Ontario Artisan cheese on a cheeseboard surrounded by stewed tomato tapenade and garlic crostini.

2-Fry Ontario Artisan Cheese

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Beef and Blue Cheese Wellington on a rectangular, white plate next to a plate of crumbled blue cheese next to a small wedge, and a glass of red wine.

Beef & Blue Cheese Wellington

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Caprese Chicken & Orzo Skillet

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Homemade Ontario Mozzarella

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Spicy Mac & Ontario Cheese Waffles

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Smoked Whiskey Old Fashioned Cheesecake

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A cheeseboard features pan-fried and breaded and deep fried Ontario Artisan cheese on a cheeseboard surrounded by stewed tomato tapenade and garlic crostini.

2-Fry Ontario Artisan Cheese

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Beef and Blue Cheese Wellington on a rectangular, white plate next to a plate of crumbled blue cheese next to a small wedge, and a glass of red wine.

Beef & Blue Cheese Wellington

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Caprese Chicken & Orzo Skillet

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Homemade Ontario Mozzarella

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