Upper Canada Cheese Co.

Niagara Gold

This is a cheese with nutty and earthy overtones, and mellow and buttery flavours.

Made by Upper Canada Cheese Co.

In the first small, modern Niagara creamery in generations, Upper Canada Cheese Company handcrafts premium artisanal cheeses from the milk of local Guernsey cows. Their talented cheese makers express the unique terroir of the extraordinary Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere region with the rich Guernsey milk, producing cheeses of uncommon taste and texture.

See all cheeses by Upper Canada Cheese Co.

About this cheese

Niagara Gold is a semi-soft cheese with nutty and earthy overtones, and mellow and buttery flavours. This luscious cheese is delicately mild and sweet when young, and gains pungent and piquant characteristics with age. The ripening process creates its golden and aromatic washed-rind, and the sweet, complex flavours of grass and fruit.

Pair it with...

wine

Pair with an aromatic sake.

See pairings article

wine

Pair with apple cider.

beer

Pair with less hoppy beers.

Additional Information

Texture Semi-soft
Province Ontario
Rind type Washed
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 40%
Milk fat 32%
Distribution Federal

Keeping Cheese

Storage

Niagara Gold and Semi-soft cheeses in general, should keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks.

Proper storage includes making sure that the wrapping adheres well to the cheese to prevent it from drying out. Keep cheeses on a lower shelf of your refrigerator, far from foods with strong odours, to avoid absorption of unwanted tastes and smells. If you follow these guidelines, your refrigerator’s vegetable drawer will be a good storage spot.
To preserve freshness of washed-rind cheeses, use breathable wrap like waxed paper to allow oxygen to work with the bacteria.

Freezing

Most cheeses can be frozen, but it is important to keep in mind that freezing can affect texture and character. This is why thawed cheeses are best reserved for use in cooking. Neither the taste nor texture of meals cooked with previously frozen cheeses will be affected.
You can freeze Niagara Gold cheese, in pieces of 500 g or less, for up to two months! Just carefully wrap cheese in plastic wrap and place in an airtight freezer bag or vacuum pack. Before using, it is important to allow cheese to thaw slowly in the refrigerator.

Additional Information

Texture Semi-soft
Province Ontario
Rind type Washed
Milk type Pasteurized
Moisture 40%
Milk fat 32%
Distribution Federal

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