Local Cheeseries in The Okanagan
*This blog post was inspired by Cass’s love for cheese*
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that cheese is grate (pun intended 😉) and it can be a perfect gift for the holiday season. Visit some of our favourite local cheeseries to discover the ideal gift – whether it’s for a Christmas event, a family dinner, for a loved one, or simply a treat for you to enjoy.
Perseval & Young Cheesemongers
Credit: Perseval & Young Cheesemongers
Stop by Perseval & Young Cheesemongers on Richer Street and choose between one of their subscription boxes or a gift certificate to gift to a loved one this Christmas. Their cheesemongers will carefully hand-select delicious varieties of fine cheese, guaranteed to excite the palate. Their cheese selections can include Canadian cheese or treats from across Europe and the UK. Their cheese is constantly rotating so every box is an entirely new flavour experience. Their cheese is hand-cut just prior to collection from their store for maximum freshness and wrapped in special 2-ply cheese paper that allows the cheese to breathe, but not dry out. You can also check out their Facebook and their Instagram
Wedge Cheesery- New to Kelowna
Credit: Wedge Cheesery
Wedge Cheesery is the newest cheese shop in town. They have recently expanded their business from Vernon to Kelowna. At Wedge, it’s their mission to bring you the largest selection and best quality cheese on the market, along with a vast wealth of knowledge in the products they sell. Wedge Cheesery carries everything you could possibly imagine and more. Their cheese is crafted by small-scale cheesemakers with milk from small dairy farmers. Often the cows, goats, and sheep are only grass-fed and organic. The result is cheeses that taste better with more flavour. They are here for their customers and want each one to have a unique, one-of-a-kind experience at their amazing cheese shop. Stop by and grab one of their very popular made-to-order wedge boards with an array of fine cheeses and meats, fresh and dried fruit, nuts, olives, condiments, and chocolates which is perfect for your upcoming Christmas event. You can also check out their Facebook and their Instagram
Poplar Grove Cheese
Credit: Poplar Grove Cheese
The Poplar Grove Cheese story started over 14 years ago when Gitta Pedersen’s passion for European cheese came to life. At Poplar Grove Cheese they produce three surface-ripened cheeses using locally sourced ingredients. All of their cheese is made with pasteurized cow’s milk from Dutchmen Dairy in Sicamous. With artisanal attention to detail, each cheese is handled several times through the process, producing consistently high-quality, French-style cheeses. This is the perfect stop for those who are conscious of their food production and those who are looking for locally sourced ingredients. Their delicious small-batch cheeses are a great Christmas appetizer to showcase local ingredients.