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Too often, cheese lovers in the Peterborough area lament that ‘If you want really good cheese, you have to go to Toronto to get it… or France’. My goal is to change that by offering a broad range of quality and artisan cheese from across Canada and beyond. I bring quality cheese to eager cheese lovers in the Peterborough region. I aim to expose people to both great and humble cheeses that they might not otherwise have an opportunity to try at home. I offer an educational element to those who want to experience another layer of the cheese world. These are simple pleasures, that should be satisfied.

Over the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in small-scale cheese making across Canada. Many new small producers are creating fabulous artisan and farmstead cheeses. As part of this positive trend Ontario is returning to its dairy heritage. At its height the Ontario cheese industry had hundreds of small producers scattered around the province creating fine quality cheeses. Chasing the Cheese celebrates this heritage and the new and creative cheeses coming from Ontario. However, it is not the aim to exclude the many other wonderful offerings from afar. For this reason, you’ll see a wide variety of local, regional and national cheeses from across the country and beyond available on my list.

While my selections vary month to month, my goals remain steadfast. I am not an out-of-reach expert, but an individual who knows what she likes and wants to share it with others. In most cases, the cheese speaks for itself but it’s my job to celebrate and promote it. Please join me as I continue Chasing the Cheese.


Contact Chasing the Cheese

Julie Austin
(705) 775-0525

330 Charlotte St. (at corner of Reid)
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 2V9

Please Note Changes to our Hours for the Holiday Season:

Our hours are as usual, except that we will also be open Sunday December 11th and 18th, from 11:00am until 4:00pm.

Christmas Eve hours will be 9:00am – 3:00pm

We will be closed December 25th, 26th and 27th to give the staff from Chasing the Cheese time to spend with their families.

Back to regular hours as of Wednesday December 28th, Thursday 29th, and Friday 30th.

NewYear's Eve hours will be 9:00am – 4:00pm.

We will be closed January 1st, 2nd and 3rd, again to give the staff from Chasing the Cheese time to spend with their families and to recover from a very busy season.

We will return to regular business hours on Wednesday January 4th.

Happy Holidays to everyone and thank you for making 2016 so successful for Chasing the Cheese!

See you in 2017!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, Friday: 10:00 am – 6:30pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

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Quicklinks to Our Cheeses

Beemster Extra Old

Bleu d’Élizabeth


Cape Vessey

Le Chèvre Noir

Ciel de Charlevoix

Comté Reserve


Fleur en Lait

Gorgonzola Dolce

Grey Owl

Gruyère de Grotte (cave aged)

Hercule du Charlevoix


Lighthall Tomme

Niagara Gold

Paillot de chèvre

Provincial Smoke

Available cheeses change on a regular basis and not all cheeses listed will be available.

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(705) 775-0525

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