written by Karin Desveaux-Potters
The synergy between cheese and wine here in Prince Edward County is natural and rapidly gaining momentum!
Excitement is building throughout the Canadian cheese industry about the Ontario Cheese Society’s AGM this Monday April 26, 2010 at Hart House in Toronto.
One of the objectives of this year’s AGM is for the Society to become a national organization and as a result will have cheese makers from across the country in attendance.
Dan Taylor and I, along with Andrew Redden from Hastings County, will be there representing “Invest in Cheese”, the development initiative for Artisan Cheese in Eastern Ontario.
Invest in Cheese (visit www.investincheese.ca) is honored to be participating this year as a Platinum Sponsor.
Prince Edward County will have additional profile at the event as the evening marketplace will feature PEC beverages exclusively. Participating will be 33 Vines Winery, Barley Days Brewery, Black Prince Winery, Closson Chase, The County Cider Company Estate Winery, The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyard and Estate Winery, Huff Estates, Rosehall Run and Sandbanks Estate Winery.
As you may be aware, there is a lot happening in Eastern Ontario, Canada’s newest emerging Artisan Cheese Region. Cheese is a growth industry, and with our deep history in dairy production we are the ideal place to locate a new dairy venture.
Our objective with Invest in Cheese is to find and make connections with people who have an interest in getting into the artisan cheese business and helping them make their cheese dream a reality in our region!
If you or somebody you know has interest or aspirations of becoming involved in the cheese industry, we need to meet and connect on Monday!