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Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese is a small artisan cheese plant nestled within the rolling hills of Gunn's Hill Rd., in Oxford County, Ontario.  The cheeses produced at Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese are truly unique although you can taste the Swiss influence from techniques and recipes Shep learned while making cheese in the town of Handeck, in the Swiss Alps.  Today, there are two full time cheese makers and a team of staff that work diligently to produce some of Canada's finest award winning cheeses. Owners Shep Ysselstein and Colleen Bator are proud of the little thriving business that is now seeing their cheeses in over 300 locations across Ontario!  

The cheese plant is located within the heart of the Dairy Capital of Canada and is only minutes away from downtown Woodstock. The milk used to create the cheeses comes from the neighbouring family dairy farm, Friesvale Farms, where the finest Canadian milk is produced. To ensure cheeses that are of top quality and taste Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheeses are hand crafted using traditional cheese-making methods

The Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese offers an exciting program featuring quality products that everyone loves in time for the holidays and raise funds for The London Skating Club.

How It Works:

15% of sales is credited to the selling skater's account!

Order forms with money is due Sunday, December 2, 2018

Order pick up is Thursday, December 13, 2018  

(please note that these products need to be picked up on delivery day to ensure quality)

Print your order form here Gunns Hill Cheese Order Form - 2018.pdf

Print off our cheese pictures and descriptions Gunns Hill Cheese Description.docx 

Questions?  Contact us at fundraising@londonskatingclub.com

Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese – Cheese Descriptions

Five Brothers:

This is a hand crafted washed rind cow's milk cheese that combines traits from Gouda and another Swiss variety called Appenzeller. It is available at 6 months old and in the future we will offer an 18 month old version. It is carefully aged on pine wood planks adding robust flavors to the cheese. It has creamy and rich flavors with sweeter overtones and distinctive eyes throughout the body of the cheese. It pairs well with dry white wines such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and also Pilsner beers.

Handeck:

This is a hand crafted washed rind cow's milk cheese that is produced using the same methods as a typical Swiss mountain style cheese. It is available at 14 months old and in the future we will offer a 2 - 3 year old version. It is carefully aged on pine wood planks adding robust flavors to the cheese. It is a firmer cheese with very rich complex flavors and nutty overtones, great for shredding. It pairs well with red wines such as Pinot Noir and also dark beers.

Oxford Harvest with Garlic and Chives:

This is a variety of our Oxford Harvest cheese made with ample flakes of garlic and chives to give it a rich and lasting flavour. It is a mild creamy cheese, developing its lightly lactic and buttery flavors after only 2 to 3 months of aging. Like all versions of our Oxford Harvest, this cheese melts great.

Red Wine Soaked:

This is a variety of our Oxford Harvest cheese that has been soaked in Palatine Hills Estate Winery Cabernet Merlot for several days. Its edible rind is rich in flavor and is a definite favorite of wine lovers. It is a mild creamy cheese, developing its lightly lactic and buttery flavors after only 2 to 3 months of aging. Like all versions of our Oxford Harvest, this cheese melts great.

Brigid's Brie:

A soft surface ripened cheese made with cow's milk from our family farm. This brie is free of stabilizers and preservatives and thus sold with a 'best between' date for your enjoyment. Each batch is aged six weeks and is delicately handled to preserve it's creamy centre. Best enjoyed on it's own or with a flavoured jelly such as red pepper jelly. Wheels are roughly 200 grams each.

 Darkside of the Moo:

This is the newest version of our original Oxford Harvest cheese that has been soaked in Darkside Chocolate Stout Beer from Upper Thames Brewery for 2 to 4 days. Its edible rind is rich in malty flavor and is a definite favorite of beer lovers. It is a mild creamy cheese, developing its lightly lactic and buttery flavors after only 2 to 3 months of aging. Like all versions of our Oxford Harvest, this cheese melts great.

Cheddar Cheese Curds:

Our very popular cheese curds are produced fresh weekly using milk from our family dairy farm. Only small batches of curd are made and then hand cut. The natural colour and taste of the milk is reflected in the curds. They are immensely rich in flavor and their 'squeak' can be enjoyed as a great snack or in the classic Canadian dish, poutine!

Gunn’s Hill Gift Box - $35:

• 200 g of Gunn’s Hill Handeck Cheese

• 200 g of Gunn’s Hill 5 Brothers Cheese

• 200 g of Gunn’s Hill Flavoured Oxford’s Harvest

• Box of crackers from Barrie Brothers

• Creatively arranged in an attractive box

Gunn’s Hill Large Gift Box - $65:

• 200 g of Gunn’s Hill Handeck

• 200 g of Gunn’s Hill 5 Brothers

• 200 g of Darkside of the Moo

• 200 g of Gunn’s Hill Flavoured Oxford’s Harvest

• 200 g of Gunn’s Hill Flavoured Oxford’s Harvest

• 200 g of Gunn’s Hill Tipsy

• 200 g of Beau’s Abbey Style by Gunn’s Hill

• Box of crackers from Barrie Brothers

Creatively arranged in a box