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Dairy Farmers of Ontario
Discover what's on their table.

Dairy Farmers of Ontario is proudly owned and operated by Ontario’s dairy farm families. Ontario dairy farmers live each day with passion and purpose, generation after generation, to provide Ontarians with high quality, delicious local milk.

Ontario is home to a variety of processors who make some of the best foods using local milk to create delicious artisan cheeses to ice cream and more! Support your community and farmers by purchasing locally crafted dairy products. Visit Milk.org and SavourOntario.ca for recipe inspiration and to learn more about Ontario dairy products.

Looking for more local food inspiration? Check out 5 Stops! 
From your backyard to the back roads, join Dairy Farmers of Ontario on a field trip to the best local eats, drinks, and destinations off the beaten path in Ontario.

EPISODE 1: More Than Wine Country
EPISODE 2: Bees, Cheese + Brewing Expertise
EPISODE 3: Ontario’s Garden
EPISODE 4: No Skis Required
EPISODE 5: Sudbury and Manitoulin Island


What weekend isn’t made better by cheese? We’d start our explorations at one of Ontario’s many cheesemakers! At Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, you can learn to grade cheese or make fondue; at Stonetown Cheese you can tour their facility; or if roadtrip worthy curds are more your style, visit St. Albert’s Cheese Co-Operative for what could very well be Ontario’s poutine. There are literally dozens of artisan cheese makers in this province to explore. Check out the map below for more!

We’re all-season ice cream eaters! That’s why we always make sure to add a scoop shop to our weekend itinerary. One of the best is in Huntsville and it’s called Belly Ice Cream. They use all Ontario diary, seasonal and foraged ingredients in their creations. If you’re in cottage country, make sure to visit Kawartha Dairy for one of Ontario’s favorite scoops – try the Moosetracks!

Looking for something a little different? In Oxford County, you can create your own cheese board with the award-winning woodworkers at Ottercreek Woodworks. Oxford County is Canada’s Dairy Capital and it shows. Work up an appetite in their shop crafting your own board before sitting down to a meal celebrating Ontario cheese. Sign. Us. Up!

Exploring the Region?

Here are a few great places to start.