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

Ontario Local Cheese & Charcuterie

The best local cheese and charcuterie boards tell the story of a landscape through sampling of its artisan cheeses and meats, and the flavours that make each region unique.
 

Try these portable boards at your next gathering and feel free to add or substitute favourite ingredients from your local pantry. Use bamboo cones, make your own from paper or cycle in your stemware – there are no rules!

A bamboo cone filled with artisanal cheese, red currants, Pella Beef Jerky and spruce tips.

The Northerner

The crisp freshness of the Northern Ontario wilds balanced with the warmth of log fires and good company.

The Devil’s Rock Blue Cheese

Thornloe Cheese, Thronloe, ON

Beef Jerky

White Cheese Curds

Thornloe Cheese, Thornloe, ON

Red currants (or red currant jam), spruce tips (yes they are edible!) and walnut halves.

A bamboo cone filled with capocollo, artisanal cheeses, gherkin pickles, and white currants.

The Oxford-Wellington

Generations of local artisan foodcraft paired with the sweetness of harvest in Ontario’s cheese and dairy capital.

5 Brothers

Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, Woodstock, ON

Farmstead GOLD

Mountainoak Cheese, New Hamburg, ON

Capocollo, ripe pear, gherkins and white currants (or white currant jelly)

A bamboo cone filled with artisanal cheeses, caper berries, honeycomb, and rosemary tips.

The Lancaster

The sweetness and spirit of one of Ontario’s most epicreative regions.                                              

The Lankaaster

Glengarry Fine Cheese, Lancaster, ON

The Celtic Blue

Glengarry Fine Cheese, Lancaster, ON

Cured Speck


Caper berries, local honeycomb, and rosemary tips.

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