Francis has his Popemobile, CheeseLover.ca has its Cheesemobile.
It’s a luxurious Buick Verano Turbo to whisk us around British Columbia over the next three weeks. The mission is to see how much artisan and farmstead cheese we can enjoy—reporting on our tasting adventures here and on Facebook and Twitter.
As much as we look forward to sampling cheese new to our palates (and generally unavailable in Ontario), we especially look forward to getting to know the men and women who make the cheese. At our first stop, at Golden Ears Cheesecrafters, we’ll be getting into the make room to help make cheese curds.
Here’s the itinerary for the inaugural B.C. Cheese Tour, roughly in order of the routing we plan to take:
- Golden Ears Cheesecrafters
- Millner Valley Cheese
- Goat’s Pride Dairy
- Smits & Co.w Farm Cheese
- Upper Bench Winery & Creamery
- Poplar Grove Cheese
- Carmelis Goat Cheese
- Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm
- Happy Days Dairies
- Dutchman Dairy
- Village Cheese Company
- Farm House Natural Cheeses
B.C. Cheese Tour II, perhaps in 2014
Starting with any of the above that we won’t be able to visit this summer and continuing on to
- Birchwood Dairy
- Mountain Meadow Sheep Dairy
- Triple Island Cheese Farm
- Jerseyland Organics
- Kootenay Alpine Cheese Company
- Punjab Milk Foods
- Ridgecrest Dairy
- Scardillo Cheese (Flamingo Foods)
B.C. Cheese Tour III will focus on Vancouver Island:
- Hilary’s Artisan Cheese
- Little Qualicum Cheeseworks
- Moonstruck Organic Cheese
- Natural Pastures Cheese Company
- Salt Spring Island Cheese Company
Much thanks to General Motors Canada for providing the Buick Verano for our B.C. Cheese Tour.
Georgs Kolesnikovs is Cheese-Head-in-Chief at CheeseLover.ca and founder of The Great Canadian Cheese Festival.