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So Much Cheese, So Many Artisan Foods...

By Georgs Kolesnikovs

More than 125 artisan cheeses from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island will be available for sampling and purchase at the third annual Great Canadian Cheese Festival on June 1-2 at the Picton Fairgrounds in Ontario’s Prince Edward County. Most will be represented by the cheesemakers themselves.

It’s the biggest cheese show in Canada. Plus three dozen artisan foods producers, more than 20 wineries, six craft breweries and one cidermaker.

It’s not too late to purchase advance tickets online. Save money and skip the line at the entrance by placing your order here: http://cheesefestival.ca/tickets/

Here’s the extensive list of exhibitors who’ll be ready tickle your palate:

CHEESE:
Plaisirs Gourmets
Fromagerie du Pied-de-Vent
Fromagerie du Presbytère
Fromagerie Île-aux-Grues
Fromagerie La Station
Fromagerie Médard
Fromagerie Nouvelle France
Le Fromage au Village
Les Fromagiers de la Table Ronde
Best Baa Dairy
Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese
ARS Foods
Black River Cheese
Millbank Cheese
Mariposa Dairy
Maple Dale Cheese
Five Brothers Artisan Cheese
Ontario Water Buffalo Company
Monforte Dairy
Woolwich Dairy
Empire Cheese
Upper Canada Cheese
Primeridge Pure
Quality Cheese
Glen Echo Fine Foods
Cows Creamery
Crossroad Farms
Jensen Cheese
Natural Pastures
Salt Spring Island Cheese
Back Forty Artisan Cheese
Farm House Natural Cheese
Mountainoak Cheese
Glengarry Fine Cheese
County Cheese Company
Knoydart Farm
Cheesemaker Showcase
Making Cheese At Home
UrbanSteading DIY Cheese

 

ARTISAN FOODS:
Agrarian Cheese Market and Speakeasy
East & Main Bistro/Pomodoro
Sarafino
From These Roots
Prince Edward County Lavender
Manning Canning
Mysty’s Distributing
Perth Pepper and Pestle
Evelyn’s Crackers
Cook’s Gourmet
Hot Mamas Foods
Yummy Cookies
La Natura Fine Foods
Nossa Cucina
Henderson Farms
Premier Fine Foods
Seed to Sausage
Queen of the Kitchen Artisan Chocolate Truffles
Artisan Edibles
Angelo Bean
Prince Edward County Fare
Country Girl Cooks
Haliburton Forest
Just Wing It
The Salty Don
Really Horrible Enterprises
Hood Wood
Aunt Lulu’s Country Kitchen
Epicure Selections
Snell House Foods
Crazy Corn
Major Craig’s Chutney
Olivia Chocolatiers
Pina Verde Dessert Factory
Heavenly Honey
Foodie Pages
Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food Shop

FINE WINE:
Redtail Vineyard
Lacey Estates Vineyard & Winery
Huff Estates Winery
Waupoos Winery
Sandbanks Estate Winery
Casa-Dea Estates Winery
The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery
Exultet Estates
Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard
Keint-he Winery and Vineyards
Stanners Vineyard
Harwood Estates Vineyard & Winery
Closson Chase Vineyard
Rosehall Run Vineyards
Palatine Hills Estate Winery
Black Prince Winery
Lighthall Vineyards
Lang Vineyards
Long Dog Vineyards & Winery
Savvy Sip & Shop

CRAFT BEER:
Mill Street Brewery
Creemore Springs Brewery
Granville Island
Beau’s All Natural Brewing
Church-Key Brewing

CIDER:
County Cider

FOOD COURT:
Flatbread Pizza
Cheesewerks

OTHER:

From Farm to Table Experience
Ontario Agri-Food Education
4H Prince Edward County
Ontario Water Buffalo Company
Milky Way Farms
4H of Prince Edward County
John Nyman Farms
Prince Edward County Museums
Slow Food Prince Edward County
Ontario Wine Society
Farmtown Park
Taste the County
Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

More than 125 different cheeses and so much more to sample and purchase!

PLUS: Cheese Tours, Cooking with Cheese, Tutored Tastings, Wine & Dine & Cheese,  and Cheese + Beer = Cheers!

For all the info, visit: http://cheesefestival.ca/

Bypass the line at the entrance and save money by placing your order today: http://cheesefestival.ca/tickets/

Admission for one adult to the Artisan Cheese & Fine Food Fair on Saturday or Sunday, June 1 or 2, where cheesemakers and producers of artisan foods will offer their products for sampling and purchase. Fine wines, craft beer and crisp cider will also be available for tasting and ordering for home delivery within a week. Seminars in All You need Is Cheese annex. Special presentations every hour. Dairy farm open all day. Admission includes 10 tasting tickets, glass for sampling wine, beer and cider, access to all vendors and exhibitors, cheese seminars, special presentations and dairy farm. Free parking. Rush seating for seminars and presentations. Advance price $40+HST. Regular price at door $45+HST. A two-day pass is only $15 more and includes $10 additional tasting tickets.

If you need additional information or assistance, please call 1.866.865.2628.

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival is produced by Cheese Lover Productions where Georgs Kolesnikovs is Cheese Head-in-Chief and Certified Good Food Fighter.