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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

Holiday Hours for Chasing the Cheese:

Week of December 11th – 17th, 2022:

Sunday Dec 11th: Closed
Monday Dec 12th: Closed
Tuesday 13th , Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 16th: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 17th: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Week of December 18th – 24th, 2022:

Sunday, December 18th: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monday, December 19th: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, December 20 th: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 21st: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday, December 22nd: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday, December 23rd: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 24th / Christmas Eve: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Week of December 25th – 31st, 2022:

Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Tuesday, December 27th: Closed
Wednesday, December 28th:10:00 am – 5:00pm
Thursday, December 29th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday, December 30th: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 31st: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Week of December 31st – January 6th, 2022:

New Years Day: Closed
Monday, January 2nd: Closed
Tuesday, January 3rd: Closed
Wednesday, January 4td: Closed
Thursday, January 4th: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, January 5th: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, January 6th: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm


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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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