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.

Recap: 2010 Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival

The Dairy Farmers of Canada have released this video recap of the 3rd annual Canadian Cheese Rolling Festival, held just yesterday (for future reference, that's Saturday, August 14th) in Whistler, BC. Looks like it was a lot of fun! If you were there - let us know how it went in the comments!