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Savour Ontario Harvest

Sep 15 2021
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Fall Inspired Cheese & Wine Pairings

Savour Ontario is proud to present the Savour Ontario Harvest Menu, in collaboration with the Speck family of Henry Of Pelham Family Estate Winery and the den Haan family of Sheldon Creek Dairy.

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From Ontario Farm Families to Yours: Savour Ontario Harvest Menu

This wonderful fall harvest menu was inspired by favourite family dishes and Ontario flavours enjoyed by the den Haan family of Sheldon Creek Dairy and Speck family of Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery.

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Overhead view of Waldorf Salad in a round bowl next to a plate of cheese and a glass of of red wine.

Waldorf Salad with Ontario Blue Cheese

This dish by chef Olivia Simpson of chef duo Ricky+Olivia delivers the experience of a crisp autumn walk on a plate. Featuring The Celtic Blue cheese handcrafted by Glengarry Fine Cheese of Lancaster, Ontario in combination with crunchy fall greens and sweet concord grapes. Unlock the creamy, buttery flavours of The Celtic Blue with your choice of VQA Ontario Pinot Noir.

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Baked Double Cream Brie with Nuts, Cranberries, Caramelized Honey & Thyme in a small cast iron pan on a blue napkin.

Baked Ontario Double Cream Brie with Nuts, Cranberries, Caramelized Honey & Thyme

This mouth-watering baked brie presents a delicious medley of nutty, sweet and savoury flavours with each bite. Perfect for family dinners as a side or an appetizer, it's a wonderful addition to any harvest or Thanksgiving table spread.

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Overhead view of Burrata & Stone Fruit Flambé on a white round plate with some gold cutlery.

Ontario Burrata & Stone Fruit Flambé

Chef Ricky Casipe from chef duo Ricky+Olivia has yet again created a stunning recipe, may we present you with his irresistible Burrata & Stone Fruit Flambé recipe. The sweet indulgent fruit compote produced after the rum and schnapps is flambéed gets generously poured over the Burrata, a wondrous cheese with a soft exterior and a creamy, buttery inside, made by Quality Cheese, creates not only a beautiful dish, but the ultimate blend of flavours.

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Overhead view of Comfort Creamed Onions in a oval black serving dish on top of a red and white patterned napkin next to a small wooden serving board with brie cheese next to a knife, a plate of bread slices, a plate of bread slices with comfort creamed onions topped with brie cheese and a glass of red wine.

Comfort Creamed Onions

These comfort creamed onions made with camembert style Comfort Cream from Upper Canada Cheese are a perfect topping for fresh crusty bread from your local bakery, and makes for a delicious side or appetizer for any Fall occasion. 

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Charred Leek & Mountainoak Gouda Risotto in a round black dish next to a glass of white wine.

Charred Leek & Farmstead GOLD Gouda Risotto

The charred leeks in this recipe add depth and a savoury flavour to the dish paired beautifully with the caramel undertones of the Ontario-crafted Gouda from Mountainoak Cheese and the light crisp VQA Ontario white wine.

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Overhead view of a white round baking dish with creamed Ontario corn next to a wooden serving board of cheese and a glass of red wine

Harvest Creamed Ontario Corn with Handeck Cheese, Hazelnuts, & Cherry Tomatoes

The Ontario-made pairing of Handeck cheese from Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese and VQA Ontario dry Rosé or Orange wine come together in Chef Eva Chin's delightful dish.

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Grow Together

The Den Haan Family of Sheldon Creek Dairy and the Speck family of Henry of Phelem Winery on work-life, legacy and Ontario dairy and wine. 

Family portrait of the Den Haans of Sheldon Creek Dairy on their family farm.

Meet the den Haan Family

The den Haans own and operate Sheldon Creek Dairy in Alliston, Ontario where they produce a range of artisanal milk, flavoured milk, A2 milk and other small-batch dairy products like sour cream, yogurt, kefir and ghee using milk from their own small herd of dairy cows. 

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Portrait of the Speck family holding glasses of red wine on their vineyard.

Meet the Speck Family

In St. Catharines, Ontario, the Speck family preside over Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, one of the largest Canadian independent wineries. The winery is famous for its rich history and quality as well as for its pioneering role in advancing Niagara wine to world rankings with the cultivation and elevation of Baco Noir, a unique varietal that sets the region apart in the global wine market.

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