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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 10th – 16th, 2023:

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

Week of December 17th – 23rd, 2023:

Sunday, December 24th / Christmas Eve: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
Wednesday, December 27th: Closed
Thursday, December 28th: 10:00 am – 5:00pm
Friday, December 29th: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday, December 30th: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Week of December 24th – 30th, 2023:

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, 2024:

Sunday, December 31st / New Year’s Eve: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
New Year's Day: Closed
Tuesday, January 2nd: Closed
Wednesday, January 3rd: 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

All of us at Chasing the Cheese wish everyone a Happy Holiday season. Thank you everyone, for another year of continued support. Cheers to 2024!


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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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