crystal springs cheese

Herald photo by Greg Bobinec Cheese maker Braydon Grose sifts through the curdling milk to harden and develop a fresh block of cheddar cheese at Crystal Springs Cheese store opening on Saturday morning. @GBobinecHerald

Sure, supermarkets in Canada have all expanded their cheese displays, and there are some mass-produced, pre-packaged cheeses that worth buying, but for the real deal you need a shop that specializes in artisan cheese, you need a cheesemonger:










If a cheese shop you frequent is not on the list, please leave a reply with the particulars.

16 Responses

  1. The Art of Cheese is located at 925 Kingston Rd, in Toronto 416 850 7639
    Opened in 2007 the Art of Cheese specialises in Canadian cheeses, we offer cheeses from over 100 Canadian creameries in addition to several other local and organic products

  2. Since opening in 2005, Dags & Willow Fine Cheese and Gourmet Shop in Collingwood, Ontario, offers a large selection of cheeses from Canada and around the globe, as well as fresh prepared foods, catering, gourmet products and unique giftware. We are located at 60 Pine Street, Unit #10, across from the parking lot at Loblaws. Dags & Willow also distributes cheeses in the Southern Georgian Bay region, representing a handful of companies in the area.

  3. The Cheese Gallery is a cheese shop with a wine & tea tasting bar nestled within an art gallery setting. Our focus is extraordinary cheeses, locally-produced artisans foods, custom framing, and artists who work in all media. Drop by to savour the tastes and art! The Cheese Gallery opened in June 2010 and is located at 11 Bruce St, Thornbury, Ontario.

  4. Hi There,

    I follow you on Twitter, I love all that you do ( we speak the same jib-jab) Hope you can drop into the shop and say “hi”.


    (Twitter) @seriousfromage

  5. The Cheese Shoppe on Locke is hamilton, Ontarios premier cheese retailer. We carry hundreds of cheeses with a focus on Canadian artisanal. We opened shortly before Christmas 2009 and have been voted Best Cheese in various community polls. 2,500 Square feet of cheese and old world charm! 190 Locke Street South, Hamilton, On.

  6. Thank you for your support.

    Owner – The Cheese Shop, Peterborough

  7. Southampton Cheese Market,
    Well, You may know us better as the Southampton Meat Market
    The Southampton Meat Market has built a tasty selection of cheeses: local, artisan & imported delicacies.
    Our CHEESE selection includes over 50 cheeses chosen from some of the finest local producers such as Bruce County 12 year old cheddar, Grey Owl, Blue Haze & Niagara Gold as well as unusual imports (i.e. Beemster, St. Agur, Irish Cheddar with Guinness & many others).
    Our Philosophy on food is this: Food should be fun & healthy.
    Southampton Meat Market has been making food fun since 1998.
    We are truly your local butcher Shoppe with Gourmet Flair.
    We sell prime selections of Local Healthy meats: beef, chicken, pork, lamb. Take a Bite on the Wild Side with our Bison, Elk & Venison, locally & naturally raised.
    Our GOURMET flair can be found in our collage of sauces and seasonings where we source a wide scope of elegant flavours to give you help in the kitchen.

  8. Hi Casey
    We are open Tuesday to Saturday through the winter.
    Would love to meat (:) you, let me know if you drop in!!

  9. please add us on you list. more than just Cheddar!

  10. ALL BOUT CHEESE, located at the Western Fair Artisans Market in London Ontario, boasts one of the biggest selections of LOCAL, ARTISANAL cheeses in the area! Find us on Facebook, twitter and in your neighbours fridge! OPEN thursdays and Saturdays year round.

  11. The Passionate Cook’s Essentials In Uxbridge just north of Toronto keeps North Durham supplied with fine Canadian and International cheese. Join us for our cheese tasting evenings and cooking classes. http://www.the

  12. Please add Farmhouse Artisan Cheese to your list
    345 Kerr St. Oakville, ON
    Selling cheese, charcuterie and boutique items

  13. Towne & Country Cheese Shoppe & Deli located in historical St. Marys, ON carries more than 90 varieties of local cheese, Canadian cheddars and imported cheeses. You can also find fresh baked products, pies, pizzas, jams, chutneys and olive oils in this gem of a shop! Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or on the web at

  14. i would like to know if any of u have the brand munster cheese. I bought some in the states this last time so much enjoyed it.would love to buy in my own prov..

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