Our friends in Oxford County, otherwise known as Canada’s Dairy Capital, know their cheese.
The month of May marks the beginning of Big Cheese Days in Oxford County, when, every Saturday of the month, visitors and locals alike indulge in all types of cheese activities throughout the region.
Just another reason to take a trip along their Cheese Trail dedicated to award-winning cheesemakers and dairies!
You can find everything from factory tours to tastings to satisfy that savoury tooth! Take advantage of the beautiful spring days ahead and hit the road for one (or more!) of these stops.
Wine & Cheese Pairing Event at SixThirtyNine
Our #FeastOn Certified friends at SixThirtyNine are hosting an exclusive wine and cheese pairing event where you’ll get to sample local cheeses paired with wines hand-selected by their sommelier. If you can’t make it for one of their seatings, check out their prix fixe menu highlighting local cheeses and fresh, seasonal ingredients.
New Hamburg, Ontario
Did you know that Mountainoak Cheese makes over seventeen flavours of Gouda? Take a trip to their factory to see how the award-winning magic happens! Using only the milk from their Holstein cows, discover the making of unpasteurized cheese, from the robotic milker in their barn to their delightful aging room. And make sure to grab a bag or two o’ curd on the way out!
Made exclusively for Big Cheese Days season, Upper Thames Brewing Company has prepared a flight for guests featuring their Welcome to the Dark Side Stout, Dark Side of the Moo Cheese (Gunn’s Hill Cheese bathed in the stout), pieces of Habitual Chocolate and pretzels. Sounds gouda to us!
Can you guess which chedda is betta? Test your cheese knowledge through three rounds of blind taste tests. If you can hit the nail on the cheesehead, you receive a discount off your purchase!
For a full list of details, discounts and activities for BIG CHEESE DAYS, click here.
For more delicious dairy-related fun, check out more un-brie-lievable stops on the Cheese Trail.