Brie Cheese in a rectangular blue dish on a serving board surrounded by bread pieces.

Discover Ontario Cheese

Apr 25 2022

With the arrival of Spring, we're all eager to head outdoors and host our friends and family again. We've selected some of our favourite Spring inspired recipes that feature delcious Ontario Cheeses for you to cook up for the ones you love, and to celebrate locally-crafted Ontario Cheese!
 

A map showing where different dairy producers are located in Ontario.

Discover Ontario Cheese Map

Stumped on where to get delicious artisan Ontario Cheese? Don't worry, we've got you! We've created an interactive map so that you can see what local cheesemakers are near you so you can plan out your next Ontario Cheese road trip! 

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Savour the Art of Local Cheese

Nonna's Ricotta Ball Soup

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Everyday Delicious
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A round Italian deli torta with a slice cut out of it next to a wedge of crumbled cheese, a small blue bowl of shredded cheese, and a small white bowl with ricotta cheese.

Italian Deli Torta

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Everyday Delicious
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Side shot of Cheesy dip in bread bowl with spoon on red napkin

Creamy Ontario Cheddar & Garlic Dip

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Quick & Easy
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Three small pink bowls of blueberry french toast bake with a dollop of lemon mascarpone on top next to some blueberries, forks, and a small white bowl containing mascarpone with a spoon in it.

Blueberry French Toast Bake with Lemon Mascarpone Dollop

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Green goddess lettuce leaf tacos on a yellow round plate next to an avocado half and a peach.

Green Goddess Tacos with Grilled Ontario Halloumi

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Overhead view of a round dish with small pieces of toast topped with smoked salmon, red onion, and cheese with a small prep bowl full of capers in the centre.

Smoked Salmon Brunch Toast

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Quick & Easy
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Double Ontario Cheese Crock in a round, handled, cream and speckled colour crock pot on top of a rectangular serving board with bread and pear slices, next to a glass of white wine to the right and small plates of cheese to the left.

Double Ontario Cheese Crock

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Overhead shot of gouda beer cheeseburgers on wood surface.

Gouda Beer Cheeseburgers

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Side shot of white rectangular baking dish containing Butternut squash and sausage macaroni on wooden surface.

Butternut Squash & Honey Garlic Sausage Macaroni Bake

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Overhead view of a white bowl with whipped feta and honey dip on a wooden serving board next to toasted bread slices.

Whipped Ontario Feta & Honey Dip

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Everyday Delicious
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Round, black serving board with three baked bries, one with wrapped in pastry dough, one with dried apricot on top, and the other stuffed with sun-dried tomato, asiago and parsley.

Baked Ontario Brie 3 Ways

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Everyday Delicious
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Side shot of quark stuffed chicken on beige plate on top of a white napkin.

Quark Stuffed Chicken

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Three Mini Gourmet Mac n' Cheese cups sitting on a black serving board filled with macaroni and cheese topped with blue cheese and bacon.

Mini Gourmet Mac n’ Cheese Cups

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Overhead shot of bagel slices with blue/white cream cheese and gold sprinkles.

Mermaid Bagel & Cream Cheese

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Quick & Easy
Cheesecake on cake stand next to bowls of ingredients for cake.

Ricotta Cheesecake with Walnut & Roasted Grapes

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Make Your Own Cheese!

Spreadable Lavender Cheese

Serve this cheese warm with a drizzle of local honey which is a favourite or on its own. Spread it onto crisp bread or crackers with a sprinkle of fresh ground pepper.

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Fresh Mozzarella next to a sprig of fresh basil on a dark round serving board with two glass milk bottle full of milk and a pot in behind.

Homemade Ontario Mozzarella

This recipe will have you feeling like a master cheesemaker in no time. Make your own homemade Mozzarella in 30 mins, using fresh local Ontario whole milk, vinegar and salt.

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Overhead shot of homemade sous vide panner on a cheese cloth.

Homemade Sous Vide Paneer

Foodservice equipment has now become a part of home kitchens to make your own favourite dairy products at home like this Homemade Sous Video Paneer. It's is so easy to make you can do it in your sleep!

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Level Up Your Charcuterie Board

Overhead view of a round, white marble serving board with an assortment of cheese, fruit, and condiments for a charcuterie board next to a black and white checkered napkin.

Beyond Cheese & Charcuterie: Unique Pairing Ideas to Level Up Your Cheese Board

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Feb 16
Overhead view of three bamboo cones filled with artisanal cheeses, gherkin pickles, currants, honeycomb, and cured meats.

Ontario Local Cheese & Charcuterie

Taste Ontario
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Jan 18

Charcuterie Boards

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An overhead view of a cheeseboard featuring different cheese from processors across Ontario.

Discover Ontario Cheese Board

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Close up overhead shot of brunch board with a poached egg with more negative space next to board.

Deconstructed Brunch Board

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Everyday Delicious
Overhead shot of whole board on dark surface.

Paired Dessert Board

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Everyday Delicious
Glass milk jug on its side next to a napkin, Dairy Farmers of Canada Blue cow logo next to it.

Identifying Ontario Cheese

Have you seen this cow? Many cheeses and dairy products display this logo to help consumers identify products made with 100% Canadian milk.
 

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