Join me for a no-shame, no-judgement, cheese-aholic's tour of Norfolk County.
Second Mouse Cheesetique
I fell in love with Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese from nearby Woodstock, Ontario. At first I was captivated by their "Tipsy" cheese, a Swiss inspired cow's milk cheese that is soaked in Cabernet Merlot from one of their neighbours, Palentine Hills Winery. I felt quite certain that "Tipsy" was MY cheese - until I got a taste of Gunn's Hill's "5 Brothers".
This cedar planked aged cow's milk cheese (with hints of Gouda and Appenzeller) should come with a warning and is most definitely NOT to be served in polite company as it is impossible to eat just a few dainty nibbles. Norfolk County is the perfect place for a picnic and you should add Second Mouse to your list when planning a personal feast.
David's On Tour at Burning Kiln Winery
The Little Cheesecake Company
While none of these cheese-tastique destinations are easy on your waist line, at least they are gentle on your wallet! Culinary indulgences in Norfolk County are a fraction of the cost for similar treats in nearby Toronto - and if you ask me, there's little comparison on both the price and the quality. Like I said, Norfolk really, really gets good food!
If you're looking to eat your way through Norfolk County (a plan I heartily approve of) these articles will help you plan your trip.
Tales from the Anti-Adventurist: Vanessa Goes Kayaking Norfolk Style
Restaurant Review; The Combine of Norfolk County
Glamping at Long Point Eco Adventure
The Golden Spruce of Norfolk County
A Day in Port Dover
My visit to Norfolk County was sponsored & facilitated by the Norfolk County Tourism Board. This did not influence my writing and all opinions remain my own.