Nova Scotia is home to a handful of impressive cheese producers.
Blue Harbour Cheese is an artisanal cheese producer specializing in handmade Blue Cheeses made in a modern urban facility in the North End of Halifax. Their popular ‘Urban Blue’ is a delightful Gorgonzola Dolce- style cheese with a mild flavour and creamy texture. Perfect for pairing with late harvest local wines or simply with a crusty bread.
Holmestead Cheese Sales Inc. is a specialty cheese processing and distribution company owned and operated by Nick and Susan Tiles located in Aylesford, Nova Scotia.Their feta cheese is a healthy complement to many salads and shares the credit on the growth in consumer demand for fresh salads.
Hug Your Nanny
Fresh, locally made goat’s cheese from Weymouth Falls is now available at our Halifax location. This beautiful handcrafted cheese offers a tang that is best matched with crisp, citrusy whites. Try it with your favourite local bottle of L’Acadie Blanc or Riesling.
A certified organic dairy farm overlooking the Northumberland Straight, Knoydart Farm is located between New Glasgow and Antigonish. Their organic Gloucester and Caerphilly cheeses are available in a variety of flavours including peppercorn and cranberry. The strong flavours pair well a crisp cracker and also make a fabulous addition to any cheese plate.
Ran-Cher Acres is a dairy goat farm specializing for over twenty-eight years in cheese making, owned and operated by Randy and Cheryl Hiltz and their youngest daughter, Sara. On their farm overlooking the beautiful Annapolis Valley, they milk seventy purebred Saanen dairy goats and use the milk to make yogurt, pasturized milk and a variety of cheeses. Many Ran-Cher customers claim their cheeses and yogurt are “as good as anywhere in the world!”
That Dutchmans Gouda
That Dutchman’s Farm is owned and operated by Maja and Willem van den Hoek, who in 1970 coming from the Netherlands (town of Soest) landed in Canada as newlywed immigrants. Starting their life together in British Columbia, working farms and forest they subsequently moved to Nova Scotia (sort of as “back to the landers“), ending up in Upper Economy, with their family and a thriving cheese-making business. The cheese Willem produces is “Farmstead Gouda”, a true heritage cheese that has its roots in the Netherlands, reaching from the early middle ages. That Dutchman’s Farm is a cottage industry the whole family works in and feels proud of.
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