This is a hand crafted washed rind cow's milk cheese that is produced using the same methods as a typical Swiss mountain style cheese. It is delicately aged on cedar wood planks adding robust flavours to the cheese. It is a drier hard cheese with very rich and complex flavours and nutty overtones. All of the milk used comes from the Gunn's Hill family dairy farm. It pairs well with red wines such as Pinot Noir and also dark roasted beers.
Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese is a small artisan cheese plant nestled within the rolling hills of Gunn's Hill Rd., in Oxford County, Ontario. The cheeses produced at Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese are truly unique with a noticeable Swiss influence. Today, there are two full time cheese makers and a team of staff that work diligently to produce some of Canada's finest award winning cheeses.
The cheese plant is located within the heart of the Dairy Capital of Canada and is only minutes away from downtown Woodstock. The milk used to create the cheeses comes from the neighbouring family dairy farm, Friesvale Farms. To ensure cheeses that are of top quality Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheeses are hand crafted using traditional methods.