When it comes to #Canada150 celebrations taking place across the country with our team, chances are there is probably delicious food involved. Since I am in full menu planning mode with Catherine this week for our celebrations with friends and family, I thought it would be fun to partner with The Dairy Farmers of Canada to share a cross-country tour of Canada with some of our favourite Canadian cheeses that you can impress your guests with this summer. Because what better way to celebrate being Canadian this summer than with #CanadianCheese!
When I try to think about what it means to be a Canadian Cheese maker, I think of family businesses. Both big and small, many of them work tirelessly at something that sometimes I think we all can take for granted. There is a passion in Canada when it comes to being a farmer. Our country was founded on the backs of many families who set out to chase a similar dream. So when I purchase some of my favourite cheeses from local businesses here in Toronto, I try my best to remember to support those same families that work to make Canada a little bit more Canadian every day in the family of The Dairy Farmers of Canada.
So what cheeses did I decide to feature to showcase some of the best Canadian Cheese I know?
Pair this with a fruity red wine or glass of Moët & Chandon Brut Rosé Champagne to play off the subtleties of the cheese. Remember that blue cheese isn’t for everyone, but this particular one is a great introduction to those of you who are first timers.
For those of you who are looking to get real “Canadian”, baked this in the oven with your favourite maple syrup drizzled over it and serve with fresh baguette from your local bakery. Decadent and perfect for the summer, it’s a favourite in our home!
This cheddar is sure to be a conversation starter. Wrapped in potato cloth, it has a starchy flavour similar to a fresh potato, which is the perfect pair to a sharp white wine like a Reisling or Pinot Gris. Make sure to pick up a little extra because it won’t last long!
I’m of course slightly biased to French cheeses made in Canada, since I myself am French Canadian. That being said, this creamy piece of heaven is best served with a tart apple slice or fresh pear. I could eat it all day long!
And of course, you can always learn more about Canadian Cheese and The Dairy Farmers of Canada on their website!
And in case you need some more inspo, here are how some other amazing Canadians are celebrating with amazing #CanadianCheese!
Friends! ?? Catch me tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8:25 am on @ctvmorningwpg in Manitoba as I share my tips on How-to Host an Instagram Worthy Girl’s Night on a Budget! ???? The segment may or may not feature some amazing #CanadianCheese from @bothwellcheese and a delicious wine cocktail with edible flowers. ? Will share a post and link once the segment has aired! ? Thanks for your continued support and all my friends who helped put this together! ? #winnipeg #manitoba #204 #pegcity #fbcigers #CTV #canadianblogger #canadianeats #eatlocal #instagramworthy #cheapeats #partyfood
We would love to know what Canadian Cheese YOU love most. Make sure to follow @dairyfarmersofcanada on Instagram & @DFCqualitymilk on Twitter. Follow and use the #CanadianCheese hashtag to join in on a delicious social media conversation all summer long. We can’t wait to hear and try your recommendations!
Photos: All social media accounts listed above, The Dairy Farmers of Canada & Daniel Reyes