Cooking with cheese.

From everyone’s favourite—macaroni and cheese—to making your OWN cheese, we’ve got the cheesiest recipes in town.

Entertaining

Greek-Style Chicken Gyro Nachos

This recipe is a Greek-inspired take on nachos, a Tex-Mex classic. The gyro-spiced chicken is beautifully flavoured and combined with olives and feta cheese, then laid on a bed of baked pita chips and topped with homemade tzatziki.

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Kid friendly

Cauliflower Puttanesca Pasta with Canadian Asiago

Try this a hearty one-pot, family-style meal that everyone seems to enjoy..and yes, even those who say they don’t like anchovies. Take a twist on this cauliflower dish by contrasting with sharp-flavoured ingredients like anchovies and capers.

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All about cheese.

Catch up on our cheesiest material. From how to store your favourite cheeses, to the low-down on saturated fat in cheese—we’re covering all the bases.

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September 27, 2018

Cheese—Good for the Heart?

New research is challenging traditional wisdom. New evidence is challenging traditional wisdom such as the current Canadian food guidelines. Current Canadian food guidance suggests we should choose lower fat cheese to help reduce saturated fat intake, and furthermore, cautions us that even lower fat cheese still contains a significant amount of saturated fat. The concern is […]

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December 8, 2016

Hosting a party?

Use these simple tips for making a cheese platter that your guests will love. BC produces a rich variety of cheeses. Use the suggestions below to create a cheese platter that includes cheeses with a variety of textures (from soft to hard cheeses) and a variety of flavours (from a mild flavour to a more […]

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June 14, 2016

A Guide to Pairing Canadian Cheese with Beer

Here is our guide to some great cheese and beer pairings. We’ve all heard of cheese and wine pairings. But did you know that cheese and beer also go very well together? Here is our guide to some great cheese and beer pairings.  Beer types and styles Suggested cheeses Light beer ricotta cheese brie camembert […]

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February 5, 2010

Keeping Cheese Fresh

Refrigerate at 4°C immediately after purchase. Prevent drying and shrinkage by storing cheese in the cheese compartment or vegetable crisper of your refrigerator. Keep it separate from other foods with strong odours. To prevent the growth of mold, wipe semi-soft, firm and hard cheese with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Then wrap tightly […]

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Where to find BC cheese.

Looking for locally produced cheeses? Get in touch with these local processors who make cheese right here in BC.

D Dutchmen Dairy

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D Dutchmen Dairy

1321 Maier Rd, Sicamous BC V0E 2V1

Over the past 35 years, D Dutchmen Dairy has established their brand throughout Western Canada. Today, tourists return to D Dutchmen Dairy in Sicamous as second and third generation visitors. D Dutchmen Dairy continues to offer old-fashioned, hand-made dairy products with a focus on top quality ingredients. D Dutchmen Dairy products are all produced on location including milk, ice cream and cheese.

The Village Cheese

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The Village Cheese

3475 Smith Dr, Armstrong BC V0E 1B1

The Village Cheese Company is a small, family-owned business that takes great pride in making artisan cheese. Using natural ingredients only, their cheese is made with local whole milk from the Okanagan Valley. From pasteurization to packaging, all is done at their cheese plant.

Creekside Cheese + Creamery

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Creekside Cheese + Creamery

3990 Chaplin Rd. Agassiz, BC. V0M 1A2

Creekside Cheese + Creamery is a small farm-based creamery nestled into the mountains at the eastern end of British Columbia’s lush and beautiful Fraser Valley. A single-source creamery, Creekside Cheese + Creamery is located with and sources all their milk from Creekside Dairy, a certified organic and certified humane family owned and operated dairy farm.

Upper Bench Estate Winery

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Upper Bench Estate Winery

170 Upper Bench Rd S, Penticton

Located just outside Penticton, at the gateway to the Naramata Bench, Upper Bench offers a unique opportunity to experience two of their passions: wine and cheese. Their dedicated vineyard crew are committed to producing quality wines, and their creamery handcrafts their own line of gluten-free, artisan cheeses using 100% Canadian pasteurized cow’s milk.

The Farmhouse Natural Cheeses

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The Farmhouse Natural Cheeses

5634 McCallum Rd, Agassiz

The Farm House Natural Cheeses is located in the lush Fraser Valley of British Columbia. This small, local farm is home to Jersey, Guernsey and Brown Swiss cows that provide all the milk used to make their cheese, yogurt, small-batch butter and whole artisan milk.

Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd

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Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd

22270 128th Ave, Maple Ridge BC V4R 2R1

Maple Ridge sisters Emma and Jenna Davison run Golden Ears Cheesecrafters on their family’s farm, which dates back to 1902. They are carrying on their family’s century-old farming traditions by producing artisan cheeses, cheddar curds and cultured butter using local ingredients.

Grass Root Dairies

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Grass Root Dairies

1470 50th St SW, Salmon Arm BC V1E 3B5

Grass Roots Dairy is owned by the Wikkerink family in Salmon Arm. All of their artisan dairy products are made from their cows that are fed a 100% grass diet and follow organic principles. Known for their artisan cheese, they also produce non-homogenized milk, bulgarian yogurt and quark. Grass Roots Dairy was formally known as Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm prior to 2014 when the Wikkerink family took over the business.

Haltwhistle Cheese Co.

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Haltwhistle Cheese Co.

5060 McLay Road Duncan, BC V9L 6S1

Cory Spencer and Kirsten Thorarinson moved to Vancouver Island in 2010 with a dream of producing some of the best cheese around. Growing little by little each year, that dream became a reality in 2014 when they made the first batch of cheese in their newly licensed production facility. In 2018, they made a big change and began producing cow’s milk cheese alongside their beloved goat’s milk varieties. They are lucky to have Balme Ayr Farm and their delicious Ayrshire milk just a short drive away—their milk is perfect for rich, indulgent cheeses!

Jerseyland Organics Ltd

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Jerseyland Organics Ltd

2690 Almond Garden Rd E PO Box 1468, Grand Forks BC V0H 1H4

Jerseyland Organics is a family owned and operated dairy in Grand Forks, B.C. Started in 1994, Jerseyland Organics was BC ‘s first organic dairy and producer of organic cheese and yogurt from their own herd of dairy cows. In 2006, Jerseyland was purchased from Ric and Vicki Llewellyn by the deVries family.

Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Ltd.

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Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Ltd.

403 Lowry’s Rd, Parksville BC V9P 2B5

Nestled in the cool, moist climate of Vancouver Island in the shadow of Mt. Arrowsmith, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks uses the highest quality milk from their own Holstein, Brown Swiss and Canadienne dairy cows, to produce a selection of handcrafted cheeses. Their milk and cheese products are made from grass-fed milk.

Nanak Foods

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Nanak Foods

6308 146 St, Surrey, BC V3S 3A4

Back in 1997, Gurpreet and Vineet were working regular jobs. The two visited India to learn how the fresh cheese was made. They opened a dairy in a 2,000-square-foot facility, creating paneer to cater to the South Asian community. By 1999, Nanak Foods started shipping across Canada, and since 2004, Raj Arneja has directed Nanak Foods’ philanthropic, community and social obligations. Some of their specialties include ghee, paneer, lassi, dahi, makhani, badam milk, and khoa.

Natural Pastures Cheese Co Ltd

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Natural Pastures Cheese Co Ltd

635 McPhee Ave, Courtenay BC V9N 2Z7

For over 90 years, and across three generations, the Smith family has been holistically managing their farm in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. In 2001 they founded Natural Pastures Cheese Company. They produce handcrafted cheeses with the fresh, wholesome milk of Island cows and water buffalo.

Paradise Island Cheese

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Paradise Island Cheese

6451 Portsmouth Road Nanaimo, BC, Canada V9V 1A3

Since 1978, Paradise Island Foods has strived to make various food products more accessible to Vancouver Island residents. Providing natural and organic dairy options has become a new focus. Their passion for quality extends to their concern for the environment, they’ve replaced our trucks with a low-emissions fleet to deliver quality without compromise.

Poplar Grove Cheese Inc

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Poplar Grove Cheese Inc

1060 Poplar Grove Rd, Penticton BC V2A 8T6

Poplar Grove Cheese, located on the beautiful Naramata Bench in the Okanagan Valley, was started in 2002. The owner, Gitta Pendersen, was raised on a family dairy farm in Denmark.Their shop is open to the public for Lock & Worth Wine, Poplar Grove Cheese, and many other yummy accompaniments to be enjoyed outside on one of their picnic tables.

Smits & Co.W Farm Cheese

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Smits & Co.W Farm Cheese

5787 Lickman Rd, Chilliwack BC V2R 4B5

Smits & Co.w is a small, family-owned and operated farm and cheesemaking business. They use traditional methods and milk from their own mixed herd of Holstein and Brown Swiss cows to produce excellent Gouda-style cheese.

Tanto Latte Ltd.

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Tanto Latte Ltd.

[“1481 10 Ave. SW, Salmon Arm BC V1E 1T2”]

Tanto Latte Cheese is dedicated to producing the best quality Italian cheese products for the BC market. Their products are made from 100% Canadian whole milk, with locally sourced ingredients. Luigi Ornaghi, the company’s founder, is an Italian cheesemaker and an international chef. He has had more than 5 years of experience in cheese production and over 20 years of experience in the food industry.

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