They had such a great time last year they’ve decided to do it again!
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, The Cheese Bar is heading on journey to the Oxford County Cheese Trail. The trip begins in St Clair Beach where you will board a mini coach and be greeted by Sarah Barrette from The Cheese Bar, your host for the day. She will start your morning off with a delicious Cold Brew from 30ml Coffee Co. and a fresh scone to enjoy as we set off to The Cheese Trail.
Your first stop will be Stonetown Cheese, in St Mary’s. You will be taken on a tour, have an opportunity to sample some delicious cheese from the newest producer in our region and of course you will also have a chance to purchase some of their farmstead cheese. After meeting Hans and visiting his farm we will head to Stratford for a sit down lunch.
After a nice lunch your group will head out to visit Adam, owner and cheese maker at Mountainoak Cheese in New Hamburg. This farmstead cheese producer will give you a tour of their facility, aging room and, lucky for you, there will also be a sampling session and an opportunity once again to pick some of your favourites up in the small retail space. There is a good chance you will be able to try a few cheeses that The Cheese Bar has not yet carried!
Back on board the bus, you will roll out of New Hamburg and head west to Woodstock. A bottle of kombucha will be served along with some veggies for a little snack en route to Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese Co. This artisan cheese factory specializes in farmstead cheese using milk from his parents farm next door. Shep Ysseltein and his team at Gunn’s Hill create several Swiss-style, washed rind varieties. You will be brought through their again room, which recently has been doubled in size, have an opportunity to sample some of Shep’s award winning cheese and ask questions to the young entrepreneur.
After a fabulous day of dairy goodness we will board the coach for the last time today and bid farewell to the fabulously cheesy county of Oxford and make our way back to St Clair Beach as we toast with a glass of wine to cheese makers, cheese lovers and the fabulous animals that produce the milk along with some local chocolate and strawberries. Can you think of a better way to spend your day?