Canadian Cheese of the Month for July (July 6, 2006)
(Produced by The Upper Canada Cheese Company, Jordan, Ontario)
This luscious, washed rind, semi-soft cheese is mellow and buttery, with a golden rind and nutty, earthy overtones. Delicately mild and sweet when young, Niagara Gold gains pungency and piquant qualities with age. Similar in style to Munster.
Wine suggestion: Ontario Gewürztraminer
Available at the cheese factory itself, Alex Farms shops throughout Toronto, Wholefoods, De Luca's Cheese Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Olson Foods & Bakery in Port Dalhousie.