BC Cheesemakers Take Awards at 2011 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix

      Last night the Dairy Farmers of Canada announced the winners of the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, a biannual event that celebrates the best cheeses made in Canada. This year, two great British Columbia cheeses took top prizes.

Soft Cheese with Bloomy Rind  - Little Qualicum Cheeseworks Island Brie

Flavored Cheese - Natural Pastures Cheese Co. Smoked Boerenkaas

Overall Grand Champion: Louis D'or from La Fromagerie du Presbytère in Sainte-Élizabeth-de-Warwick, Quebec.

Among the judges was BC's own Allison Spurrell, owner of Vancouver's great cheese shop Les Amis du Fromage. For the full slate of winners see here.