Good cheese hunting: Day 3, in Eastern Ontario

As we check out of Millisle Bed & Breakfast in Merrickville to head farther east in Ontario cheese country, we realize, to our consternation, that the lock of the trunk on our Ford Focus has jammed shut.

Barbecued turkey topped with mozzarella and cheddar, and red peppers and onions, makes a terrific sandwich on flat bread at Lock 17 Bistro at Burritts Rapids on the Rideau Canal west of Kemptville.

A galaxy of cheese on display at St. Albert Cheese Co-Operative in St. Albert, Ontario.

Zowie! St. Albert cheese curds squeak between the teeth—like good curds should.

A sure sign we have locked ourselves out of the trunk: No dishes, no utensils for our light supper of Empire 3-year cheddar, bison pate with figs and port and a phenom baguette, all from Mrs. McGarrigle’s in Merrickville.

Our day concludes in Hawkesbury with a delicious creme brulee cheesecake from Lock 17 Bistro. Still no utensils, still no dishes on account of the jammed trunk. Monday morning, we plan to find a Ford dealership.

Related links:

Millisle Bed & Breakfast

Lock 17 Bistro

St. Albert Cheese Co-Operative

Mrs. McGarrigle’s Fine Food Shop

Empire Cheese & Butter Co-Op

—Georgs Kolesnikovs

Georgs Kolesnikovs is Cheese-Head-in-Chief at

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