Savour Stratford presents Stratford Says “CheeseWeek” to welcome the Canadian Dairy XPO to the neighbourhood.Stratford and it’s surrounding counties have long been known for superior dairy production. In recent years, a crop of new, innovative cheese producers has established themselves in Perth County alongside long-time champion Monforte Dairy. Stonetown Cheese in St. Mary’s is one of our favorites! We had the unique opportunity to visit last summer and were blown away by their commitment to quality and passion for the swiss cheese-making tradition. Stonetown Cheese in St. Mary’s is one of our favorites! We had the unique opportunity to visit last summer and were blown away by their commitment to quality and passion for the swiss cheese-making tradition. CheeseWeek will celebrate the areas dairy producers at eleven participating Stratford and area restaurants. With a special cheese pairing event in the works, it’s shaping up to be a cheese lovers dream. If you like cheese, then you’ll love their chefs’ unique variations on favourite comfort food. It wouldn’t be CheeseWeek without a classic mac ‘n cheese, but there’ll also be quiche, cheesy pizza and the gooiest, stretchiest lasagna. You’ll be able to explore a variety of local cheeses on special cheese trays accented with local honey and cured meats. For those with a sweet tooth, area chefs are creating special, locally inspired takes on cheesecake, goat’s cheese truffles and cheddar bacon butter tarts. If you’re just passing through, you can grab a fresh baked cheese bun or scone too! The big cheese this year is a unique Cheese and Cocktail tasting event at The Mill Stone Restaurant on Saturday, April 8. You’ll be introduced to a new world of possibilities with five distinct pairings, some in a more traditional ways and others combining these two elements in unexpected ways. Reservations must be made in advance by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 519-273-5886. The cost is $45 per person.
Go to visitstratford.ca/cheese to learn more about the cheese features at each of the participating Stratford and area restaurants.