Cheese Heroes

We want to show you how much there is to love about some of Canada's finest cheese makers. You'll be surprised by the stories our heroes have to tell.

  • The Legacy of a Champion

    The Legacy of a Champion

    Crowned Grand Champion at the 2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, the Laliberté is a delicious triple crème made in the idyllic town of Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Quebec. Discover the cheeses this champion fromagerie makes, and where Jean Morin makes the magic happen.

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  • Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Fall 2015

    Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Fall 2015

    Cheese makers Mark Erwin, Shana & Gavin Miller, and André Martineau & Monique Roussel tell us in their own words why sourcing local ingredients and cultivating a sense of community are essential elements of making delicious Canadian cheese.

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  • Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Summer 2015

    Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Summer 2015

    From choosing quality ingredients to getting their hands in the vat, making Canadian cheese is a real pleasure for Gary and Kathy Wikkerink, Martin Melendez, and Lyndell Findlay.

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  • Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Spring 2015

    Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Spring 2015

    Between kindness, education and connection, see what inspires Jeffrey & Joy Weir; Yvan Wathier; and Donat Koller, Stuart Bryant & Kelsie Black to make delightful Canadian cheese.

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  • Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Winter 2014

    Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Winter 2014

    For Gitta Pedersen, Chris Spencer, and Frazer M. Hunter the pleasure of making cheese resides in the details and in making a truly local product. Discover their stories.

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  • Cheese Heroes: Fall 2014

    Cheese Heroes: Fall 2014

    Find out how cheese making has become a way of life for our heroes Gil Dueck & Mike Raftis, Shep Ysselstein, and Jeff McCourt.

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  • Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Summer 2014

    Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Summer 2014

    Learn about Canadian cheese makers Juan Martinez & Ernesto Restrepo, Norm Besner, and Chad Mann & Darcy Carr and what they say about their unique approaches to the art and craft of cheese making.

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  • Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Spring 2014

    Meet Our Cheese Heroes: Spring 2014

    Hear what Rafael Chavez, Adam Blanchard and the Borgo family have to say about the passion and commitment required to produce delicious Canadian cheeses.

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  • Cheese Basics

    Our resident experts of all things cheese share their picks, mixes and matches, and give greater insight on all sort of Fine Canadian cheeses.

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  • Pairings

    For every cheese you serve, there’s an accompaniment that brings out its best features. Learn more about Canadian cheese, and the foods and wines that make the perfect match.

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  • Cheese Lover

    Throughout the year, our Cheese Lover section will profile the different personalities and passionate people who inspire us with their creativity and dedication to Canadian cheese. Check back to see them all!

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