My dear Canadian readers, what say you?
“There’s something cheesy going on in Canada lately.
Earlier this week, Dairy Farmers of Canada announced 58 finalists for the eighth annual Canadian Cheese Grand Prix. Cheese manufacturers across Canada submitted a total of 225 cheeses (a new record number) hoping to participate in the country’s cheesiest competition.
A mixed jury of cheese experts, members of the Cheese of Canada organization and chefs tasted out some of the best Swiss, blue and flavoured cheeses our country has to offer. Cheeses were evaluated on criteria including flavour, texture, body, colour, appearance and salt — talk about the tastiest evaluation ever.
When you think of Canada, you might think of salty peameal bacon or sweet maple syrup, but it might be time to re-evaluate our national delicacies and include some dairy products too. This year, our country had a lot to offer in terms of cheese.”