I love cheese. There are few things in this life that I enjoy eating more. With all the different varieties and all the different ways you can work it into a recipe to add something a little special, cheese is a food rock star. And if you ever needed a reason to visit Woodstock, Ontario, Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese makes it well worth the trip.
Nestled within the rolling hills of Gunn’s Hill Road in Oxford County, this small but mighty artisan cheese factory is hot off their recent win for the best firm cheese in Canada at the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix competition in Montreal. We thought we would take a little country road trip to St. Jacobs and pay them a visit over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese has been making cheese for only two years, but its eight month old Five Brother’s cheese really stood out amongst their competition. The Five Brother’s cheese is incredibly tasty and rich featuring a blend of recipes for Appezeller and Gouda cheeses. We also stocked up on a couple other delicious varieties – Handeck (a hand crafted washed rind cow’s milk cheese that is produced using the same methods as a typical Swiss mountain style cheese) and the incredibly buttery and highly addictive Oxford Harvest with roasted cumin seed.
We always feel good when we can support small local businesses. And when the product is as outstanding as Gunn’s Hill cheeses, it’s a proverbial win-win situation. Highly recommended. For now, back to the cage.