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Louis d’Or, made by Jean Morin of Fromagerie Presbytere, is the 2018 Cheese of the Yesar.

Louis d’Or: Canadian Cheese of the Year

Louis d’Or, an outstanding Alpine-style cheese made by Jean Morin of Fromagerie du Presbytère in Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Québec, was named the 2018 Cheese of the Year in the biennial Canadian Cheese Awards, the biggest cheese judging and competition in the country.

The 2018 Canadian Cheese Awards program, which started at University of Guelph, Food Science Department, with the judging of 375 submitted cheeses, culminated Wednesday evening, June 6, with a presentation ceremony and tasting gala at historic St. Lawrence Market in Toronto.

Loblaw Companies is Marque Sponsor of Awards while Dairy Farmers of Canada is Principal Partner, Cow Milk Cheese.

Complete list of winners by categories:

CHEESE OF THE YEAR/FROMAGE D’EXCEPTION

  • Louis d’Or – Fromagerie du Presbytère, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Québec

BEST FRESH CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE FRAIS

  • Ricotta – Ferrante Cheese, Woodbridge, Ontario

BEST FRESH PASTA FILATA CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE À PÂTE FILÉE

  • Zerto Fresh Mozzarella – Quality Cheese, Vaughan, Ontario

BEST SEMI-SOFT CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE À PÂTE SEMI-FILÉE

  • Comtomme – Fromagerie la Station, Compton, Québec

BEST FETA/CHEESE IN BRINE/MEILLEUR FETA/FROMAGE EN SAUMURE

  • Krinos Traditional Feta – Krinos, Vaughan, Ontario

BEST FETA/CHEESE IN BRINE/MEILLEUR FETA/FROMAGE EN SAUMURE

— Private Brands Division—

  • PC Feta Regular – Loblaw Companies, Brampton, Ontario

BEST FIRM CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE À PÂTE FERME

  • Louis d’Or – Fromagerie du Presbytère, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Québec

BEST FIRM CHEESE WITH HOLES (Swiss-style)/MEILLEUR FROMAGE À PÂTE FERME AVEC OUVERTURES

  • Swiss Gouda – That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia

BEST WASHED RIND CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE À CROÛTE LAVÉE

  • Le Bocké – La Fromagerie Champêtre, Repentigny, Québec

BEST MIXED RIND CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE À CROÛTE MIXTE

  • Origine de Charlevoix – Laiterie Charlevoix, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec

BEST MIXED RIND CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE À CROÛTE MIXTE

—Private Brands Division—

  • PC Belle Riviere Cheese – Loblaw Companies, Brampton, Ontario

BEST BLOOMY RIND CHEESE/MEILLEUR PÂTE MOLLE À CROÛTE FLEURIE

  • Laliberté – Fromagerie du Presbytère, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Québec

BEST BLOOMY RIND CHEESE/MEILLEUR PÂTE MOLLE À CROÛTE FLEURIE

—Private Brands Division—

  • PC Camembert – Loblaw Companies, Brampton, Ontario

BEST LACTIC RIPENED CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE LACTIQUE À CROÛTE FLEURIE

  • Neufchatel – Golden Ears Cheesecrafters, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

BEST MILD & MEDIUM CHEDDAR (aged up to 9 months)/ MEILLEUR CHEDDAR DOUX & MOYEN (maximum de 9 mois d’affinage)

  • Dairy Isle Medium – Amalgamated Dairies, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

BEST OLD CHEDDAR (aged from 9 to 18 months)/MEILLEUR CHEDDAR FORT (entre 9 et 18 mois d’affinage)

  • Dairy Isle Old – Amalgamated Dairies, Summerside, Prince Edward Island

BEST AGED CHEDDAR (aged more than 18 months)/MEILLEUR CHEDDAR VIEILLI (plus de 18 mois d’affinage)

  • Cows Creamery 3 Year Old Cheddar Cows Creamery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

BEST GOUDA CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE GOUDA

  • Mild Gouda – That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia

BEST BLUE CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE À PÂTE PERSILLÉE

  • Rassembleu – Les Fromagiers de la Table Ronde, Sainte-Sophie, Québec

BEST FLAVOURED CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE AROMATISÉ

  • Raclette de Compton au Poivre – Fromagerie la Station, Compton, Québec

BEST FLAVOURED FRESH CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE FRAIS AROMATISÉS

  • Chevrai Roasted Garlic Soft Fresh Goat Cheese – Woolwich Dairy, Orangeville, Ontario

BEST FLAVOURED FRESH CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE FRAIS AROMATISÉS

—Private Brands Division—

  • PC Fresh Goat Peppercorn – Loblaw Companies, Brampton, Ontario

BEST SMOKED CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE FUMÉ

  • Appletree Smoked Cheddar – Cows Creamery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

BEST GRILLING CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE À GRILLER

  • Queso Fresco – Sabana, Oakville, Ontario

BEST COW’S MILK CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT DE VACHE

  • Cows Creamery 3 Year Old Cheddar – Cows Creamery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

BEST GOAT’S MILK CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT DE CHÈVRE

  • Tomme Haut Richelieu – Fromagerie Fritz Kaiser, Noyan, Québec

BEST SHEEP’S MILK CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT DE BREBIS

  • Madelaine – Fromagerie Nouvelle France, Racine, Québec

BEST WATER BUFFALO MILK CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT DE BUFFLONNE

  • Fuoco – Fromagerie Fuoco, St. Lin-Laurentides, Québec

BEST BLENDED-MILK CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT MIXTE

  • Pionnier – Fromagerie du Presbytère, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Québec, and Fromagerie Nouvelle France, Racine, Québec

BEST FARMSTEAD CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE FERMIER

  • Figaro – Glengarry Fine Cheese, Lancaster, Ontario

BEST ORGANIC CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE BIOLOGIQUE

  • Alfred le Fermier 18 mois -Fromagerie la Station, Compton, Québec

BEST RAW-MILK CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT CRU

  • Louis d’or vieilli 2 ans – Fromagerie du Presbytère, Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Québec

BEST NEW CHEESE (Introduced to market during 2017) MEILLEUR NOUVEAU FROMAGE (Mis en marché en 2017)

  • Mountainoak Farmstead 3 Year Old – Mountainoak Cheese, New Hamburg, Ontario

BEST B.C. CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LA COLOMBIE BRITANNIQUE

  • Neufchatel – Golden Ears Cheesecrafters, Maple Ridge, British Columbia

BEST WEST CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE L’OUEST (Alberta, Saskatchewan et Manitoba)

  • Bothwell Cheddar White – Bothwell Cheese, New Bothwell, Manitoba

BEST ONTARIO CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE L’ONTARIO

  • Zerto Fresh Mozzarella – Quality Cheese, Vaughan, Ontario

BEST QUEBEC CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DU QUÉBEC

  • Le 1608 – Laiterie Charlevoix, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec

BEST ATLANTIC CANADA CHEESE/MEILLEUR FROMAGE DES PROVINCES ATLANTIQUES

  • Cows Creamery 3 Year Old Cheddar – Cows Creamery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Biggest cheese competition in Canada

Judging by a jury of 14 cheese experts took place at University of Guelph, Department of Food Science. A total of 117 finalists were selected from the 375 cheeses entered by producers from Newfoundland to British Columbia.

The 2018 Canadian Cheese of the Year and champions in 33 categories were announced at the Awards Ceremony on June 6 at St. Lawrence Market in Toronto followed by an Awards Tasting Gala. The next day, winners will be featured at Canadian Cheese Expo for the trade followed by Canada’s first Artisan Cheese Night Market open to the public.

Fifty-six of the 117 nominations went to 22 Québec cheese producers led by Fromagerie La Station, 7 finalists, Laterie Charlevoix, 6, and Fromagerie du Presbystere, 5.

Sixty-one of the 117 nominations went to 23 producers in English-Canada, led by Cows, 12 finalists, Glengarry Fine Cheese, 5, and Amalgamated Dairies, Cross Wind Farm and Mountainoak Cheese, 4 each.

Canadian Cheese Awards is the only pan-Canadian cheese competition open to all milks used in cheesemaking—cow, goat, sheep and water buffalo—with only pure natural cheese accepted for judging. That means no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and no modified milk ingredients.

“We aim to honour and celebrate 100% pure natural cheese that has achieved technical excellence and exhibits the highest aesthetic qualities,” says Georgs Kolesnikovs, Awards Chairman.

The biennial Canadian Cheese Awards is produced by Cheese Lover Productions with the support of Loblaw Companies as Marquee Sponsor and Dairy Farmers of Canada as Principal Partner, Cow Milk Cheese.

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival in Picton, Ontario, is on hiatus in 2018 to allow resources to be devoted to the launch of Artisan Cheese Night Market and related events.

For additional information, mailto:[email protected] or telephone 1.866.865.2628.

Cheese of the Year/2016/Fromage d’Exception: Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar

NEWS FOR RELEASE 14.04.2016 @ 1700
For more information : Georgs Kolesnikovs 289.387.3087

FROMAGE D’EXCEPTION – CHEESE OF THE YEAR – 2016

Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar
Cows Creamery
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

MAIN CATEGORIES (17) CATÉGORIES PRINCIPALES

FRESH CHEESE – FROMAGE FRAIS

  • Bella Casara Mascarpone – Quality Cheese, Vaughan, Ontario

FRESH PASTA FILATA – FROMAGE À PÂTE FILÉE

  • President’s Choice® Formaggio di Bufala – Loblaw Companies, Brampton, Ontario

SEMI-SOFT CHEESE – FROMAGE À PÂTE SEMI-FERME

  • Baluchon – Fromagerie F.X. Pichet, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Québec

FIRM CHEESE – FROMAGE À PÂTE FERME

FIRM CHEESE WITH HOLES – FROMAGE À PÂTE FERME AVEC OUVERTURES

  • Oka l’Artisan – Agropur, Saint-Hubert, Québec

WASHED RIND CHEESE – FROMAGE À CROÛTE LAVÉE

MIXED RIND CHEESE – FROMAGE À CROÛTE MIXTE

  • Zoey, Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve by Celebrity – Mariposa Dairy, Lindsay, Ontario

BLOOMY RIND CHEESE – PÂTE MOLLE À CROÛTE FLEURIE

  • Le Sabot de Blanchette – Fromagerie La Suisse Normande, Saint-Roch-Ouest, Québec

MILD & MEDIUM CHEDDAR (aged up to 9 months) – CHEDDAR DOUX & MOYEN (maximum de 9 mois d’affinage)

  • Cheddar moyen – Fromagerie Perron, Saint-Prime, Québec

OLD CHEDDAR (aged from 9 to 18 months) – CHEDDAR FORT (entre 9 et 18 mois d’affinage)

  • Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar, Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve by Celebrity – Mariposa Dairy, Lindsay, Ontario

AGED CHEDDAR (aged more than 18 months) – CHEDDAR VIEILLI (plus de 18 mois d’affinage)

  • Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar – Cows Creamery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

GOUDA CHEESE – FROMAGE GOUDA

  • Old Growler – That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia

BLUE CHEESE – FROMAGE À PÂTE PERSILLÉE

  • Dragon’s Breath Blue – That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm, Upper Economy, Nova Scotia

FLAVOURED CHEESE – FROMAGE AROMATISÉ

  • Le Fréchette – Ail & Fines Herbes – Fromagerie Nouvelle France, Racine, Québec

SMOKED CHEESE -FROMAGE FUMÉ

  • Appletree Smoked Cheddar – Cows Creamery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

FETA / CHEESE IN BRINE – FETA / FROMAGE EN SAUMURE

  • President’s Choice® Feta Light – Loblaw Companies, Brampton, Ontario

GRILLING CHEESE – FROMAGE À GRILLER

  • Le Paillasson de l’isle d’Orléans – Les Fromages de l’isle d’Orléans, Sainte-Famille, Île d’Orléans, Québec

SPECIAL AWARDS (9) PRIX SPÉCIAUX

BEST COW CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT DE VACHE

  • Appletree Smoked Cheddar – Cows Creamery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

BEST GOAT CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT DE CHÈVRE

  • Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar, Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve by Celebrity – Mariposa Dairy, Lindsay, Ontario

BEST SHEEP CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT DE BREBIS

BEST WATER BUFFALO CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT DE BUFFLONNE

  • Fuoco – Fromagerie Fuoco, Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Québec

BEST BLENDED-MILK CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT MIXTE

  • Zoey, Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve by Celebrity – Mariposa Dairy, Lindsay, Ontario

BEST FARMSTEAD CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE FERMIER

  • Baluchon – Fromagerie F.X. Pichet, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Québec

BEST ORGANIC CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE BIOLOGIQUE

  • Baluchon – Fromagerie F.X. Pichet, Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Québec

BEST RAW-MILK CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LAIT CRU

BEST NEW CHEESE – MEILLEUR NOUVEAU FROMAGE (Introduced to market in 2015/Mis en marché en 2015)

  • Zoey, Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve by Celebrity – Mariposa Dairy, Lindsay, Ontario

REGIONAL AWARDS (5) PRIX RÉGIONAUX

BEST B.C. CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE LA COLOMBIE BRITANNIQUE

  • Traditional Clothbound Cheddar – The Farm House Natural Cheeses, Agassiz, British Columbia

BEST ALBERTA CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE L’OUEST

  • Natural Smoked Gouda Medium – Sylvan Star Cheese, Red Deer, Alberta

BEST ONTARIO CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DE L’ONTARIO

  • Tania, Lenberg Farms Classic Reserve by Celebrity – Mariposa Dairy, Lindsay, Ontario

BEST QUEBEC CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DU QUÉBEC

BEST ATLANTIC CANADA CHEESE – MEILLEUR FROMAGE DES PROVINCES ATLANTIQUES

  • Appletree Smoked Cheddar – Cows Creamery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

The Canadian Cheese Awards is the first cheese competition in Canada open to all milks used in cheese making – cow, goat, sheep and water buffalo – with only pure natural cheese accepted for judging. That means with no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives, and no modified milk ingredients.

Le Concours des fromages fins canadiens est le premier et le plus grand au Canada ouvert à tous les fromages produits au Canada à partir du lait pur de vaches, de chèvres, de brebis ou de bufflonnes canadiennes – sans colorant artificiel, parfum, agent de conservation ni substance laitière modifiée.

SPONSORS/COMMANDITAIRES

Loblaw Companies/Marquee Sponsor
Les Compagnies Loblaw/Commanditaire majeur

Dairy Farmers of Canada/Gold Sponsor
Les Producteurs laitiers du Canada/Commanditaire or

Desjardins Group/Bronze Sponsor
Groupe Desjardins/Commanditaire bronze

The Great Canadian Cheese Festival/Founding Sponsor
The Great Canadian Cheese Festival/Commanditaire fondateur

Canadian cheese Louis d’Or, made by Jean Morin of Fromagerie Presbytere, is the 2018 Cheese of the Yesar. Louis d’Or: Canadian Cheese of the Year Louis d’Or, an outstanding Alpine-style

Canadian Cheese Directory

Welcome to the Canadian Cheese Directory, a comprehensive database dedicated solely to Canadian cheeses made from cow, goat, sheep, or buffalo milk.

Canada produces more than 1050 cheeses that are listed in the Canadian Cheese Directory. The several varieties of cheese have been established according to guidelines including the type of milk, the cheese category, the milk treatment, the fat content, the ripening period and the production method.

In Canada, cheeses are classified according to the moisture content. Six (6) categories were established. Most Canadian cheeses fall into the firm, soft or semi-soft cheese category. The distribution of Canadian cheeses over the six categories is illustrated below:

You can obtain cheese information by choosing one of the following 3 options:

  • Option 1 – By Cheese Manufacturer
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The Canadian Cheese Directory is compiled and updated by the Canadian Dairy Information Centre (CDIC) in collaboration with the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)

Canadian Cheese Directory Welcome to the Canadian Cheese Directory, a comprehensive database dedicated solely to Canadian cheeses made from cow, goat, sheep, or buffalo milk. Canada produces