Fifthtown Artisan Cheese - made with Love in Prince Edward County
At Fifth Town we believe in honestly expressing the beautiful Prince Edward County terroir with which we are blessed. Whether it is the cow milk from Jean’s farm down the road on County Road 7 or the goat milk from the Leroux family farm an hour away, we craft something truly authentic that connects us to the land we live on, giving us taste, sense and pride of place.
In this day and age, filled with rushed consumables and mass produced goods, we invite you to venture out to the east end of the County, past the beautiful lake vistas of Waupoos to Cressy, and try a little something that only patience, a small batch, and some loving artisan intervention can create. You will love it here!
Rose Haus, a washed rind cow's milk cheese (bronze medal International Cheese Awards) rests gracefully
The Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company is a privately owned, environmentally and socially responsible enterprise producing fine hand made cheeses using fresh, locally produced cow, goat and buffalo milk. The product development processes reflect the spirit of the Fifth Town brand, which aims to integrate traditional methods, contemporary tastes, and craftsmanship with local terroir.
enjoying a picnic in the vineyard on the Fifthtown estate
Fifth Town Artisan Cheese produces fresh chèvre, bloomy rind bries, chardonnay and wine soaked, brushed and washed rind firm and aged artisan cheeses made from locally sourced Ontario cow, goat and water buffalo milk. Our Platinum LEED certified building and green initiatives (geothermal, solar and wind power) reflect our socially responsible vision. Our family has its roots in fine cheese importation and Italian cheese making in Parma, Italy. With a team of local staff, including head cheesemaker Chad Peterson, we are developing new and evolving traditional recipes with a twist to satisfy the growing sophistication of consumers who appreciate fine wine, food and travel. Bringing products from our dairy to your table and supporting local farmers is essential to contributing to and sustaining our community.
Chad Peterson carefully flipping a rack of Capreggio during the creation process
Situated on 20 acres of agricultural land and facing Lake Ontario on the eastern ridge of Prince Edward County, the 4800 square foot Fifth Town dairy processing, retail and educational facility enhances the practice of artisan cheese making with advanced sustainable design. The project achieved Platinum LEED accreditation under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in March 2009.
beehives kept on the property where Fifthtown harvests their own honey