There are a surprising number and variety of artisanal cheese producers within 100-miles of Ottawa. All of these producers have on-site stores (phone for the hours they are open to the public) and all are available through various delicatessens, caterers, grocery stores and health food stores in Ottawa, though some are more widely available than others. Back Forty, for example, is hard to find, but Nicastros generally has some. Forfar, Balderson, and St. Albert are available in most grocery stores. For the Quebec cheeses, you might have to venture into Gatineau to find them, though Floralpe is available at the Wheat Berry and the Wild Oat.
Back Forty Artisan Cheese, sheep farm and producers of 5 raw sheep’s milk cheeses, R.R.3 Lanark, ON, 613-259-5734
Forfar Dairy, est. 1863, 26 different cow, goat and sheep cheeses, 1536 Conty Road 42, Portland, ON, 613-272-2107
St. Albert Cheese, est. 1894, 18 cow’s milk cheeses, St. Albert, ON, 1-800-465-1553
Balderson Cheese, est. 1881, 14 different cow’s milk cheddars, 100 Taylor Road, Lanark, ON, 613-259-0202
Skotidakis Goat Farm, est. 1975, cow and goat fetas, cow ricotta, 185 County Road 10, St. Eugene, ON, 613-674-3183
Ferme Floralpe, they raise their own goats and produce 6 different goat cheeses, 1700 Highway 148, Papineauville, QC, 819-427-5700
La Biquetterie, goat farm and producer of 6 cow and goat cheeses, 470 Highway 315, Cheneville, QC, 819-428-3061
La Trappe a Fromage de L’Outaouais, est. 1995, 5 cows cheeses, 200 rue Bellehumeur,Gatineau, 819-243-6411
Ferme Les Folies Bergeres, sheep farm and sheep cheeses, 955 route 317, St-Sixte, 819 983-4010
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Floralpe and Mapledale are available at Bread and Roses on Beechwood
Is Mapledale another local cheese?
After the above blog had already been posted, I came across another local cheese producer, the North Gower Cheese Factory:
On-site they sell cheese, curds and yogurt.
Do you have this link?
Where to buy local agriculture products:
Great link, thanks!
Eight years later, that renc.igs.net link is not so great. No response.
For updated links to local cheese producers and vendors, try Just Food’s Buy Local Guide http://justfood.ca/buy-local-food-guide/ (you can search for cheese producers) or Savour Ottawa http://www.savourottawa.ca/producer-members.php. (Thanks for pointing out the outdated link, Kevin.)