Local Agriculture

Maple Dale Cheese wins the medium Cheddar category at the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

Congratulations to the 2013 Cheese Champions!

The Grand Champion and 19 category winners were selected from a record 225 cheese entries submitted by cheese makers from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia. The submissions were then narrowed down to 58 finalists by the jury in February.

Sponsored and hosted every two years by Dairy Farmers of Canada, the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix celebrates the high quality, versatility and great taste of Canadian cheese made from 100% Canadian milk.

Medium Cheddar (aged 4 to 9 months)Medium Cheddar, Maple Dale Cheese, ON

Established in 1888 as a dairy co-op and originally known as Zion Cheese Manufacturing, Maple Dale was purchased in 1987 and is now family-run, specializing in cheddar and especially known for their aged cheddars. Natural aging develops the rich texture and mature cheddar taste with a spectrum of nutty, salty and slightly fruity flavours.