Cheese towers are a wonderful, artful way to gather and present local ingredients and celebrate the bounty of the fall season.
Made with four types of local Ontario cheeses, this fall cheese tower is simple to put together and is a guaranteed showstopper. It’s a mix of soft and semi-hard cheeses with wonderful textures and flavours. There are really no rules to which cheeses you select – feel free to experiment with different locally-crafted cheese varieties, shapes and textures.
Adorned with local Ontario chocolates, flowers and cranberries, this cheese pyramid makes the perfect centrepiece for a small Thanksgiving get-together or any festive autumnal gathering.
Celtic Blue Reserve (1.2 kg) Glengarry Fine Cheese, Lancaster, Ontario
Devil’s Rock Creamy Blue Cheese (250 g), Thornloe Cheese, Thornloe, Ontario
Triple Créme Brie Cheese (300 g), Albert’s Leap Bel Haven Brie, Vaughan, Ontario
Big Brother (1.1 kg), Glengarry Fine Cheese, Lancaster, Ontario
Fresh sage, 19th Avenue Farmers Market, Markham, Ontario
Rose hips, Ontario Flower Growers Co-op
Ontario Mini Pumpkin
Canada True Maple Crunch Chocolate
Fresh thyme, 19th Avenue Farmers Market
Marigold blossoms, Cookstown Greens Organic Seedling Salad, Thornton, Ontario
Gather 4-5 food-safe wooden plates and/or chargers.
Lay down largest wheel of cheese, Big Brother from Glengarry Fine Cheese.
Top with mini pumpkin (cut in half width-wise).
Add a wooden plate or mini stand and place the Celtic Blue Reserve wheel of cheese on top
Place a smaller wooden plate or mini stand. place the other half of the pumpkin on top.
Top the pumpkin with the Triple Créme Brie Cheese.
Add another plate and top with pyramid shaped Devil’s Rock Creamy Blue Cheese.
Dress with fragrant herbs, sage and thyme as base. Add the rose hips, cranberries and edible Cookstown Organic Seedling Salad. Alternatively, forage some edible marigolds from the garden.
Add some pieces of Canada True Maple Crunch chocolates on each tier of cheese.