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Prince Edward County’s big cheese

Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, located in the culinary hotspot of Ontario’sPrince Edward County, is winning praise for its environmentalinitiatives as well as its cheese.

Fifth Town Artisan Cheese, located in the culinary hotspot of Ontario’s Prince Edward County, is winning praise for its environmental initiatives as well as its cheese.

The one-year-old producer of sheep and goat cheese is “a green showcase, using renewable energy, on-site waste management, geothermal heating and more,” says the Canadian Tourism Commission.

Fifth Town, which bills itself as “Canada’s greenest dairy,” says it uses underground facilities to age cheese, reducing the energy needed to maintain a cool temperature around the clock. It also uses water-cooled refrigeration systems for above-ground storage for finished cheeses. No pesticides or chemicals are used on the eight hectares of agricultural land where Fifth Town is situated.

At the American Cheese Society competition in Austin, Texas, held in August, Fifth Town won three prizes, including first place in the aged goat cheese category. Fifth Town is offering 45-minute wine and cheese pairing seminars on Saturdays until Sept. 19, featuring wines from Prince Edward County. The company is about a 20 minute drive east of Picton, near the Waupoos winery. See www.fifthtown.ca/artisan-cheese.

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• Fifth Town is offering 45-minute wine and cheese pairing seminars on Saturdays until Sept. 19, featuring wines from Prince Edward County. See www.fifthtown.ca/artisan-cheese.

 
 
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