Wayne Philbrick, our Founding Partner, grew up in Niagara on a peach farm. A lover of fresh, local produce he was fascinated with cheese he had purchased on a trip to Quebec. This planted the seed of his idea for Upper Canada Cheese Company and the artisan cheeses it would craft. When he returned, Wayne began to experiment at home with milk from the local Guernsey herd, located on the Niagara Escarpment.
After arduous trials, two fine cheeses - Niagara Gold and Comfort Cream - were perfected, and the Upper Canada Cheese Company was established in 2005. Today, Upper Canada Cheese Company proudly offers a wide selection of award-winning cheeses made with fresh Guernsey milk and wholesome goat milk from local farms right here in Ontario! We are fortunate to be able to use fresh Guernsey milk from the family-owned Comfort Farms, located just up the escarpment. Their eight generations of farming experience have allowed them to produce high quality, reliable milk all year round.
Our Retail Boutique and Creamery, located in the small village of Jordan Station, in the heart of the Niagara wine region also offers a carefully curated selection of local Niagara gourmet products including chocolates, bagels, jams, honey and more! Handcrafted giftware like charcuterie boards, pottery, barrel upcycle products and Ontario artist designed cards.
As artisan cheese makers, we pride ourselves in making cheese by hand, in small batches, and are committed to the tradition of the cheese maker’s art. Unlike large-scale cheese producers we do not standardize our cheesemaking milk, instead we rely on seasonality and terroir. By doing so, the milk we use is transformed into cheese of unique taste and texture that reveals a subtle range of flavours influenced by the seasons, forage and feed. Each wheel of Upper Canada cheese is produced by hand, ensuring genuine care and quality, but also resulting in cheeses that are more complex in taste.
4159 Jordan Road
Jordan Station, ON l0r1s0