Eastern Ontario has a rich cheese-making heritage. During your visit to the Rideau corridor, stop in at one of these local producers and see how century-old traditions are still at work today in the making of quality Canadian cheese!
Balderson – Premium Aged Cheddar Since 1881
Award-winning Balderson cheddars are internationally renowned for their classic flavour, creamy texture and traditional sharpness. Skilled cheese makers bring together these characteristics through a century-long tradition of careful, natural aging.
490 Gordon Street, Winchester ON, K0C 2K0
Forfar Dairy Ltd. – A Tradition in Quality Since 1863
The oldest and smallest independent cheese factory in Eastern Ontario, producing a variety of cow’s milk, goat’s milk and sheep’s milk cheeses. Visit the factory store for fresh curds still warm from the vat, hand-scooped ice cream, cheese, gourmet food products and more!
1536 County Road 42, Portland ON, K0G 1V0
Wilton Cheese Factory – Jensen Cheese, Est. 1925
Located just north-west of Kingston, this family-run Canadian company manufactures a complete line of high quality cheddar and other cheese varieties. Their old-world curing process creates old-fashioned, full-bodied, natural flavours. See the manufacturing area and enjoy delicious samples. Groups welcome!
287 Simmons Road, Odessa ON, K0H 2H0