June 06, 2016
Casa-Dea Estates Winery participated in the 7th Annual THE GREAT CANADIAN CHEESE FESTIVAL on June 3 rd & 4th.
This is Canada’s Biggest Cheese Show. Housed in Picton’s fabulous Crystal Palace, The Great Canadian Cheese Festival (TGCCF) gathers together many of the Country’s best cheesemakers and artisan food producers each June for two full days of meeting, tasting, buying and learning. Now in its sixth year, TGCCF has become the biggest artisan cheese show in North America, with over 130 exhibitors and vendors offering hundreds of artisan foods products, including over 150 cow, sheep, goat and water buffalo milk cheeses, plus wine, cider and craft beer, pickles, jams, honey, charcuterie, and more.
Visitors got to taste and buy award-winning Canadian artisan cheese, but also had the opportunity to taste our great wines from Casa-Dea. We received hundreds of people and served and sold 6 top selling wines from our winery….
The Great Canadian Cheese Festival (TGCCF) is the place to taste and buy award winners from The Canadian Cheese Grand Prix and The Canadian Cheese Awards.
People got to learn about artisan cheese….there was several cheese tasting pairing seminars, cooking seminars and chef competitions at the festival. There was also a number of great events – cooking classes, farm-to-fork-meals and more happening before and around the festival.
Thousands of people came from far and wide to sample, taste and enjoy the flavours of our great region. You are, after all, it is Prince Edward County – one of Ontario’s great wine regions – home to 35+ wineries.