2013 Edition Finalists

Here are the finalists for the eighth installment of the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, which received a record number of entries. Cheese makers from British Columbia to PEI submitted 225 cheeses in 19 different categories in the prestigious cheese competition. A panel of top Canadian food industry experts gathered in Montreal for a closed door session on February 16th and 17th and selected 58 finalists that truly exemplify the world-class cheese being produced in Canada.

Fresh Cheese

  • Ricotta , International Cheese Co. Ltd., ON
  • Tre Stelle Mascarpone, Arla Foods Inc., ON
  • Ricotta, Quality Cheese Inc., ON

Fresh Cheese with grilling properties

  • Queso Fresco Cheese, Latin Foods Inc., AB
  • Queso Puro Mexicano, Grandpa's Dairy Produce Inc., ON
  • Guernsey Girl, Upper Canada Cheese Company, ON

Soft Cheese with bloomy rind

  • Golden Ears Brie, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd., BC
  • Le Noble, Fromagerie Domaine Féodal inc., QC
  • Alberts Leap, Quality Cheese Inc., ON

Semi-soft Cheese

  • Tre Stelle Feta Cheese, Arla Foods Inc., ON
  • Golden Ears Aged Havarti, Golden Ears Cheesecrafters Ltd., BC
  • Dofino Creamy Havarti Cheese, Arla Foods Inc., ON

Washed OR Mixed Rind Cheese (Soft, Semi-soft and Firm)

  • Le Voyageur, Fromagerie Le P'tit Train Du Nord, QC
  • Le Mamirolle, Fromagerie Éco-Délices, QC
  • La Meule des Champs (previously named La Clef des Champs), Fromagerie Éco-Délices, QC

Firm Cheese

  • Réserve La Pérade, Fromagerie FX Pichet, QC
  • Tomme des Demoiselles, Fromagerie du Pied-de-Vent, QC
  • Gunn's Hill Five Brothers, Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese, ON

Gouda*

  • Old Growler, That Dutchman's Cheese Farm, NS
  • Grizzly Gouda, Sylvan Star Cheese Ltd., AB
  • Aged Gouda, Sylvan Star Cheese Ltd., AB

* This category has been opened during the judging process due to the number of cheeses entered. This allowed the jury to evaluate the qualifying cheeses according to criteria specific to this category.

Swiss-type Cheese

  • Fleur de Weedon, Fromagerie P'tit Plaisir, QC
  • Louis D'or 18 months, Fromagerie du Presbytère, QC
  • Ménestrel, Fromagiers de la Table Ronde, QC

Pasta filata

  • Not enough entries
 

Mozzarella (Ball, Brick or Cylinder)

  • Tre Stelle Mozzarella Cheese, Arla Foods Inc., ON
  • Mozzarella, International Cheese Co. Ltd., ON
  • Mozzarella Ball, International Cheese Co. Ltd., ON

Blue Cheese (Various rinds, with or without veining)

  • Dragon's Breath, That Dutchman's Cheese Farm, NS
  • Celtic Blue, Glengarry Fine Cheese, ON
  • Bleu d'Élizabeth, Fromagerie du Presbytère, QC

Flavoured Cheese with Added Non-particulate Flavourings

  • COWS CREAMERY Appletree Smoked Cheddar, COWS CREAMERY, PEI
  • Natural Smoked Gouda, Sylvan Star Cheese Ltd., AB
  • Smokehouse Cheddar, The Village Cheese Co, BC

Flavoured Cheese with Added Particulate Solids and Flavourings

  • Italian Herbs Spiced Gouda, Sylvan Star Cheese Ltd., AB
  • Raclette de Compton au poivre, Fromagerie La Station, QC
  • Cayenne & Green Peppercorn Spiced Gouda, Sylvan Star Cheese Ltd., AB

Mild Cheddar (aged 3 months)

  • ADL Cheddar, Amalgamated Dairies Limited, PEI
  • L'Ancêtre Organic Mild Cheddar, Fromagerie L'Ancêtre, QC
  • Mild Cheddar Cheese, Ivanhoe Cheese, ON

Medium Cheddar (aged 4 to 9 months)

  • Cheddar Île-aux-Grues Medium aged 6 months, Société Coopérative Agricole de L'Île-aux-Grues, QC
  • ADL Cheddar, Amalgamated Dairies Limited, PEI
  • Medium Cheddar, Maple Dale Cheese, ON
  • Medium Cheddar Cheese, Ivanhoe Cheese, ON

*** Four finalists were elected in this category due to a tie between two cheeses’ score.

Old cheddar (aged from 9 months to a year)

  • Old Cheddar Cheese, Ivanhoe Cheese, ON
  • 1 Year Old Cheddar, Maple Dale Cheese, ON
  • Cheddar 1 year, Fromagerie Perron, QC

Aged Cheddar (more than 1 year up to 3 years)

  • Extra Old Cheddar, Cows Creamery, PEI
  • Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar, Cows Creamery, PEI
  • Cheddar 2 years, Fromagerie Perron, QC

Aged Cheddar (more than 3 years)

  • 5 Year Aged Cheddar, The Black River Cheese Company Ltd., ON
  • Cheddar Doyen, Fromagerie Perron, QC
  • 10 Year Old Cheddar, Maple Dale Cheese, ON

Farmhouse Cheese

  • Bleu d'Élizabeth, Fromagerie du Presbytère, QC
  • Louis D'or 18 months, Fromagerie du Presbytère, QC
  • Grizzly Gouda, Sylvan Star Cheese Ltd., AB

Organic Cheese

  • Bleu d'Élizabeth, Fromagerie du Presbytère, QC
  • Alfred Le Fermier, Fromagerie La Station, QC
  • Louis D'or 18 months, Fromagerie du Presbytère, QC
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