Fifth Town Artisan Cheese

Located In :  
Picton, Ontario
Employs :  
7 people
Listed as :  
Manufacturer, Brick-and-Mortar Retailer
In Product Categories :  
Food and Drink

About us:

The Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company is privately owned, environmentally and socially responsible enterprise producing fine hand made cheeses using fresh, locally produced goat and sheep milk. The product development processes reflects the spirit of the Fifth Town brand, which aims to integrate traditional methods, contemporary tastes, and craftsmanship ethics with local terroir. Situated on 20 acres of agricultural land 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.

In the summer, we host wine and cheese tastings in our (Re)Source Pavillion.  For more information on upcoming dates, please visit our website during months of June-September.  Self-Guided Green Building Tour maps are available all year round.

Our Milk

You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear…and you can’t make great cheese with poor quality milk.

At FT, we never use frozen milk or curd in our cheese making.  We also expect French raw milk microbial quality standards for our milk which is much more stringent that current industrial standards for fresh milk for cheese making.  This ensures the cheese does not develop off flavours or spoilage characteristics during our aging period. We pick up our milk biweekly from the Ontario Water Buffalo Farm in Stirling, Ontario and the Leroux Family Farm north of Kingston, Ontario.

Other things to know about our milk:

It is hormone and antibiotic free.
We pick up the milk ourselves. We do not work through a 3rd party.
We exhaustively test our milk inhouse on a number of levels to achieve high quality.

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