Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival 2012

The 5th Annual Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival was held last weekend at Whistler Blackcombe in British Columbia. This fun event, styled after the Cheese Rolling Festival at Gloucestershire in England, induces particpants to throw themselves down a hill in pursuit of a wheel of cheese. This year's winners were Joslyn Kent in the women's category and Tyler Belan in the men's. For more, check out the video: http://youtu.be/pW7tz7FhDWk

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.