The Canadian Cheese awards wrapped up a couple of weeks ago and Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar which also took home Best Aged Cheddar(aged more than 18 months) and best B.C cheese. Yes, they were the big winner. It’s the only 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. Love cheese? Shop at your local Loblaws which features 300-400 varieties of cheese available in-store, including the best of Canadian and international Cheddar, brie, feta.
Who else won?
Best Fresh Pasta Filata, President’s Choice® Formaggio di Bufala
Best Feta/Cheese in Brine, President’s Choice® Feta Light
Best Firm Cheese with Holes, Oka l’Artisan
Best Old Cheddar (aged from 9 to 18 months) and Best Goat Cheese, Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar
A little about Avonlea Clothbound cheddar…
Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar is an unpasteurised cow’s milk cheese that has its roots in the Scottish Orkney Islands. Today, it is produced on small local farms in the lush countryside of Prince Edward Island (P.E.I), off the coast of Canada. Avonlea demonstrates a firm and slightly dry and crumbly pate. The colour varies according to the season and diet of cows with cheeses made during in winter being faint than in summer. The cheese has rich, hearty, savoury flavours of earth and mushrooms, underlined by a fruity tang. This is just the kind of cheddar I love.
If you are looking to create your own cheese board and entertain this weekend, Loblaws is celebrating the incredible Canadian cheese featured at the Annual Canadian Cheese Awards by sharing them with Ontario’s biggest cheese lovers and you can win some delicious cheese as well! Is it wrong to be excited about this? I love cheese, I could not give it up and I love wine. I am going to go out and buy some of this later today because I am inspired, especially with the below guide. Something else I’d like to recommend is the Perfect Pairings book. I’ve received this book to review last year and it is loaded with recipes and perfect pairings(hence the name), I refer to it all the time. Any wine and cheese lover would appreciate this.
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To celebrate Friday and that the weekend is here, it’s the perfect time to head out and grab some cheese and wine. It’s my favourite way to relax. Loblaws is going to treat one lucky subscriber of Everything Mom and Baby to this cheese platter. Giveaway will end on May.6, 2016 and is open to Ontario only, so good luck!
A selection of Canadian Champion + International Cheeses
PC Black Label Artisan Crisps
PC Black Label Fruit Spreads, Jellies, and Preserves
Section of nuts and dried fruit