Deliciously sharp cheese from award winning cheese-makers!
Village Cheese Co takes great pride in their 100% handcrafted cheeses. There are no shortcuts, added moisture, modified milk ingredients, or artificial flavours & preservatives. Each cheese is handcrafted with whole local milk from the Okanagan Valley.
This 5 year old cheddar is everything you’d expect in a beautifully aged cheese- sharpness, tang, nuttiness, and salt with a slightly sweet, dry finish. The crystals formed from their aging process hold little pockets of flavour and texture, and is what many of our fans love most about this aged cheddar. It’s perfect on your cheese board, or in a fancy grilled cheese with apple or pear to bring out the sweetness. Our team-mate Julie loves snacking on it straight from the fridge, and we agree! Bonus- all cheeses aged over 2 years are virtually lactose free.
SIZE: 100g, unsliced
ABOUT BENTON BROTHERS FINE CHEESE
Engineer brothers turned cheesemongers, specializing in Artisan Cheese!
As the name suggests, this company is owned and operated by two brothers, Jonah and Andrew Benton. Both brothers studied engineering before falling in love with the cheese business. After Andrew graduated, he was looking for a job in his new field and his Dad suggested looking for another job in the meantime. Andrew ended up taking a position at a cheese shop (which his Dad approved of, thinking of the possibility of cheese discounts). As Andrew’s passion for cheese grew, he shared it with his brother, Jonah, who had been working as an Engineer for a couple years, and the rest is history.
After about a decade working in the cheese industry in Alberta and Ontario they relocated to Vancouver and started Benton Brothers Fine Cheese in 2007. They sell the highest quality artisan cheese from Canada and around the world. You will find these cheeses are often more complex in flavour as they are made by skilled cheesemakers with age-old recipes and without machinery. With the Brothers’ passion for all things food, wine, and cheese, it’s no wonder Benton Brother’s is a mainstay of the Granville Island Community.