The 2016 Great Canadian Cheese Festival

By Kingston Accommodation Partners

Updated May 24
 
Truly, there is no other place in Canada where cheese lovers can sample so many different glorious Canadian cheeses and purchase them at direct-from-producer prices than at The Great Canadian Cheese Festival (TGCCF).
 
The sixth edition of the TGCCF – now the largest artisan cheese show in North America – runs from June 4th – 5th at the Picton Fairgrounds – a scenic drive that takes just an hour to get to from beautiful Kingston.
 
And while Canadian artisan cheese (in all of its delicious variations) is the primary focus of TGCCF, lovers of fine wine and craft beer will be thrilled to hear that plenty of the good stuff will also be featured at the festival, alongside a cornucopia of incredible artisanal foods from the country’s best producers.
 

While at the festival, you'll get to taste and purchase the best sustainable Canadian cheeses from coast to coast to coast.
While at the festival, you’ll get to taste and purchase the best sustainable Canadian cheeses from coast to coast to coast.

While at the festival, you’ll be able to:
 

  • Taste and purchase sustainable Canadian cheese from coast to coast to coast;
  • Meet the industry’s leading cheesemakers from Quebec, Ontario and the rest of Canada;
  • Sample Canadian Cheese Grand Prix winning cheeses;
  • Learn about the best in Canadian cheese at special seminars by Dairy Farmers of Canada in the All You Need is Cheese Annex;
  • See the animals that produce milk for cheese at the Festival Dairy Farm;
  • Learn to cook with artisan cheese at From the Farm Cooking School;
  • Enjoy an unforgettable evening on Chef Jamie Kennedy’s farm in Prince Edward County;
  • Kick back a Makers + Mongers in Cheeseburger Paradise; and
  • Share your passion for cheese with kindred spirits from across Canada.

And for a limited time only, you can take advantage of a special TGCCF offer! Experience the festival with a guest, plus a sommelier-guided tour of two wineries courtesy of County Sips Wine Tours and round-trip transportation from downtown Kingston – and it’s all free when you stay for one night at any of the participating hotels below! Just use the code CHEESE when you book online!
 

 
Just hurry! There are a limited number of seats available and this offer won’t last!
 

About County Sips

 
Sommelier Ian Nichols of County Sips has operating his famous tours and tastings of the Prince Edward County Wine Grower Association’s wineries for years now, always creating new experiences for his guests. His well established relationships with the wineries make his tours unique and entertaining.
 
“[County Sips] was a spectacular wine tour. Ian was so organized and made our tour such a fun and educational experience. I would highly recommend jumping on one of his tours!” – Brittany, September 2015
 

Discover the wines of The County on a County Sips Wine Tour!
Discover the wines of The County on a County Sips Wine Tour!