Taste and Buy Canada’s Best Cheeses and Artisan Foods

Cow, Goat, Sheep and Water Buffalo Cheese Exhibitors

This is the place to taste and buy over artisan cheeses – over 150 cheeses will be here – some fresh, some aged, some soft some hard, all artisanal and lovingly made with milk from sheep, goat, cow and water buffalo. If you are looking for guidance, who better to ask than the cheesemakers themselves, who will be on hand to provide samples and advice. There are also a whole range of tasting and pairing workshops during each of the festivals two days. And yes, when you have found those cheeses you just can’t live without, you can buy them on-site.

Artisan Food and Special Exhibitors

Our cheesemakers are joined by fellow artisan food producers. Think wine, craft cider and beer and then add charcuterie, chutney, savoury shortbread, jams, chocolates, preserves, olive oil, condiments and more. This is small batch food at its best, created by people who love what they do. We are also proud to welcome a number of special exhibitors, including hand crafted cheeseboards.

Cow’s Creamery

CHEESEMAKER Armand Bernard | Cow’s Creamery Extra Old Cheddar and Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar have won rave reviews and awards, with Avonlea taking 2016 Cheese Of The Year at the Canadian Cheese Awards.

ChocoSol Traders

ARTISAN FOOD | ChocoSol is a learning community/social enterprise that focuses on making fresh, whole food, stone ground chocolate on an artisanal scale.

Muskoka Brewery

CRAFT BEER | Nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Muskoka Brewery handcrafts premium beers as unique and refreshing as the region they’re from.

Sandbanks Estate Winery

WINE | This family owned winery was established in Prince Edward County in 2004. Their wines have received positive accolades and many awards over the years.

La Natura Fine Foods

ARTISAN FOOD | La Natura continues to create food that is free from added preservatives, homemade (always made in small batches) and entices the senses to be awakened.

Mariposa Dairy

CHEESEMAKER Pieter van Oudenaren | All of our goat and sheep milk cheeses are made in true “Celebrity” style. Animal rennet free, our 100% pure goat and sheep milk cheese is made exclusively from Ontario milk.

Meow! That’s Hot

ARTISAN FOOD | Meow! That’s Hot gourmet hot sauces are Ottawa’s fire in a bottle. Hand selected chiles, fruits, and vegetables are combined in small batches, with no additives or preservatives, ensuring a consistently high quality product.

Walter Craft Caesar Mix

ARTISAN FOOD | Proudly crafted in small batches here in Canada, the premium Caesar mix is made using vine-ripened tomatoes, grated horseradish, Worchestershire and hot sauce, select spices, and real clam juice from the North Atlantic.

Ivanhoe Cheese

CHEESEMAKER | Ivanhoe Cheese Factory began as a small dairy cooperative in Ivanhoe, Ontario. For over a century, they specialized in artisan aged cheddar. In 1986, they expanded their palette with a variety of specialty cheeses.


ARTISAN FOOD | Sarafino is a small importing and distribution company that deals only in natural and uncompromised artisanal products which are true to their origins.

Casa-Dea Estates Winery

WINE | Casa-Dea Estates Winery is proud to exclusively use grapes grown in our two Prince Edward County vineyards to produce a wide selection of award winning VQA wines.