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Artisan Cheese

Our FAB Region has the infrastructure to support artisan cheese-making

Artisan Foods

Condiments, flours, artisan cheeses, charcuterie...

Craft Beer, Ciders, Distilling, Beverages

Distilling, brewing, cider making...

We have developed a new handbook that guides you through the cheese making process and the important steps involved.  Here is a link where you can download a copy of the PDF version of the handbook and navigate it on your computer/laptop just like you would on an iPad.  Keep in mind it is a rather large file so it may take some time to download if you have a slow Internet connection. However, if you own an iPad, you can download our free app

If you have any issues with it, don’t hesitate to contact us

Also, according to a 2009 report on Artisan Cheese in Eastern Ontario, the demand for Artisan Cheese isn’t slowing.

Put together by St. Lawrence, Loyalist, La Cite Collegiale and Algonquin colleges (to examine artisanal cheese production and distribution in Eastern Ontario), the report had three objectives:

  • To assess the market awareness and demand for artisanal cheese in Eastern Ontario.
  • To determine what Eastern Ontario artisanal cheese producers need to learn in order to satisfy those demands.
  • To determine the ideal approach (college sector applied research and knowledge-delivery) in response to those needs.

We have a copy of the report for you to download here.

Invest here!


We are Ontario’s Artisan Food & Beverage (FAB) Region!  Invest here!  Perhaps you have a passion to open a craft brewery, a winery or distillery.  Perhaps your passion is prepared meat products, or mustards or artisan breads.  No matter which one, we offer free and confidential assistance to you if you wish to locate in our East Central Ontario region.

Our FAB Region encompasses the Counties of Frontenac, Hastings, Lennox & Addington and Prince Edward County.  Our economic development offices are here to help.

Contact us today and live your dream in our FAB Region!