This list will be updated as things come in or sell out!
NEW ARRIVAL: Louis d'Or (9 month) - Fromagerie de Presbytère, Quebec
Louis d'Or gets its name from the Louis d'Or Farm, which produces the milk used to make it. This lovely cheese is made into 40kg (90lb) wheels, and is heavily influenced by cheesemaking techniques of the Jura region in France, lending typical Alpine-style flavours to this stunning cheese. It tastes nutty and fruity, with a buttery yet firm paste, and pairs perfectly with a medium-bodied fruity red wine (such as Pinot Noir) or a nice Single Malt Scotch. Great substitution for Gruyere or Comte.
Sold by weight, $8.50/100g
NEW ARRIVAL: Burrata - Italy
Burrata is one of those things that.. if you know you know. It's light, fresh, and DELICIOUS. Think of Burrata as a reallllly fresh mozzarella that has ultra-gourmet cottage cheese in the center. PERFECT on a slice of lightly toasted French bread with olive oil, balsamic glaze and flaky salt. It's the simple things in life.. YUM. (Also.. isn't that the coolest cheese photo you've ever seen?! I'm pretty proud of myself for taking that one).
Sold individually, 300g balls for $20 each.
CURRENTLY ONLY 9 LEFT (as of May 21/22)
NEW ARRIVAL: Queso Iberico (12 month) - Spain
This is quite the exciting cheese! Not very often do we see a triple blend of cow, sheep, and goat - but this is one of them! Iberico comes from Spain, and this cheese is produced quite similarly to Manchego, but has the addition of the two other types of milk. It's flavour is quite buttery and nutty, with a moderate persistence. If you love Manchego, this is an awesome substitution.
Sold by weight, $9.00/100g
RETURN (to) FLIGHT: Cashel Blue - Ireland
When Louis and Jane Grubb set out to make Cashel Blue in the early 1980s, their ambition was to create a farmhouse cheese that "truly represents the outstanding quality of Tipperary grass-fed milk". Today, 40 years later and in the hands of the second generation, Cashel Blue is still made by hand on the same 200 acre farm in Tipperary, Ireland. The cheese is big and bold, with strong blue flavour and a slight barnyard flavour profile. Not for the faint of heart, this cheese packs a big, blue punch!
Sold by weight, $12.20/100g
NEW ARRIVAL: Pecorino Toscano Stagionato - Tuscany, Italy
This lovely sheep’s milk cheese has been aged for at least 10 months, which is 8-9 months longer than its younger sibling, Pecorino Toscano Fresco. The cheese is firm and crumbly, and has flavour notes of nuts and salt that intensify with age. Tuscan Pecorinos tend to be milder and less salty than Pecorino Romanos or Parmigiano Reggianos.
Pair this cheese with a medium-bodied red wine, such as Barbera or Chianti, or a full-bodied white wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Riesling.
Sold by weight, $8.10/100g
NEW ARRIVAL: Oro Rosso - Veneto, Italy
Sold by weight, $11.00/100g
RETURN (to) FLIGHT: Ubriaco al Prosecco - Piedmont, Italy
For those of you who have been following Flight since before the new year.. this one will be familiar! Ubriaco al Prosecco was a cheese I had in stock leading up to New Year's Eve.. and to this day I don't think anything has flown off the shelf the way that this one has!
Ubriaco in Italian is drunken, which is exactly what this cheese is! After the wheels are formed, the cheese is soaked in a mixture of prosecco wine, seeds, skins and other leftovers for the winemaking process for up to two months, and then aged for a further six months. The result is a beautifully crystallized, fruity rind reminiscent of candy, and a light and fruity semi-firm paste.
Pairs best with your favourite prosecco or light bodied wine (red or white).
Sold by weight, $9.50/100g
Sao Jorge, Portugal
Sold by weight, $7.50/100g
1/4 wheel (2.5kg) $175 ($70/kg or $32/lb)
1/2 wheel (5kg): $325 ($65/kg or $29/lb)
1 wheel (10kg): $500 ($50/kg or $23/lb)
Half or full wheels must be pre-ordered to ensure availability. Assuming it's in stock from my supplier, it'd take 1-2 weeks to arrive.
Délice de Bourgogne - France
By popular request, Délice de Bourgogne has graced the fridge of Flight Cheese Shop! This cheese is a triple cream Brie from the Burgundy region in France, and it differentiates itself from other similar cheeses by the addition of double cream during the cheesemaking process. It's a bloomy rind cheese, with flavour notes of mushroom, cream, butter and a pleasant tartness and saltiness.
For those who are big fans of the Chateau de Bourgogne cheese, you'll taste some similarities, but this one is much more cream-y and buttery - if you can believe it! I almost feel like if you mixed 60% Chateau de Bourgogne and 40% Back40 Madawaska, you'd have Délice de Bourgogne!
Sold by weight, $8.00/100g
*Only about 150g remaining as of 26/May/22*
Tiger Blue - Poplar Grove, British Columbia
Despite its ferocious name, Tiger Blue cheese doesn't have as much of a bite as one might expect. This cheese has a beautiful, natural rind made of the blue mold that veins the cheese. It's made from pasteurized cow's milk, and has been loosely compared to Stilton, though I feel like it's closer to a less intense (and more snackable) Roquefort. It's a stunning cheese, and will look fantastic on your next cheese board.
Sold by weight, $11.00/100g.
Bonnechere, Back40 Cheeses, Ontario
It's been a while since we've seen this beauty in stock, but it's here! Bonnechere is a lovely sheep's milk cheese that is toasted over an open flame before aging, giving it a beautiful caramel flavour. It's almost cheddar-like, but with much more nuance to its flavour. Balanced with salt and sweetness, this cheese has a unique smoky nature that is not overpowering. Not only is it delicious, but it looks great on a charcuterie board!
Pairs best with a light and fruity red wine, such as Pinot Noir or Baco Noir, or a dark ale.
Sold by weight, $9.00/100g
Guinness Cheddar, Ireland
This lovely cheese from Ireland is matured for 10 months and infused with rich Irish porter to give it a caramel, smokey and malty flavour profile. The Guinness flavour is subtle, but really enjoyable as a snacking cheese! It's as delicious as it looks - the marbling is stark and interesting to look at, and makes an exciting addition to a cheese board or on a salad.
Pairs best with an Irish Porter or Stout.
Sold by weight, $8.99/100g
*Only about 300g remaining as of 26-May-22
El Tofio, Spain
Mm Mm Mm! This cheese is a treat! El Tofio is a pasteurized goats milk cheese that has been smoked over Beechwood, and aged for 8-20 days. It's flavour is quite typical of a goats cheese - tangy and creamy, with the subtle notes of smoke. It pairs perfectly with a hard cider, mead or bourbon, or your favourite Spanish white wine (the more acidic the better!).
Sold by weight, $9.29/100g
Grey Owl, Quebec
If you haven’t gotten to try this bad boy, man you’re missing out. I like to describe it as a ✨Funky Goat Brie✨ because it’s got the tanginess of goat cheese, the soft-melt-in-your-mouth-ness of brie, and the stunning ash covered rind. It’s addicting, to say the least, and has been one of the most highly requested cheeses for me to carry! It comes from Fromagerie le Detour which is a couple hours east of Quebec City, and is known as one of Canada’s most famous and best cheeses. Meghan Markle actually served it at her wedding - giving it an even “royal-er” reputation.
Sold by weight, $9.50/100g
Oveja con Trufa, Spain
By popular request, we now have a new TRUFFLE CHEESE! Coming from La Mancha region in Spain, this cheese is in the style of aged Manchego spotted with black truffles throughout the paste. Its texture is quite crumbly with little crystals scattered throughout. The flavour of the cheese itself is sweet, with notes of grass and caramel - which is quite typical of aged Manchego cheese - and the truffles add a subtle mushroom, woodiness to each bite. Definitely a great gourmet cheese!
Sold by weight, $11.89/100g
Pecorino Pepato - Italy
Time to switch it up! We've had a handful of different pecorinos in stock in the past, but this one has an exciting addition of black peppercorns. Coming from Sardinia, Italy, this semi-firm sheep's milk cheese has intense flavour, especially when you consider that it's only been aged for about 4 months. It's salty, sweet and buttery, and is perfect for snacking or for cooking.
Sold by weight, $8.20/100g.
Gold Gouda - Mountainoak, New Hamburg, Ontario
This gouda comes from Ontario, and is produced by the Van Bergeijks family who emigrated to Canada in 1996. They were cheesemakers in Holland, but found that there was little opportunity to grow as dairy farmers, despite their cheese's local popularity. Although their plan in Canada was to focus on dairy farming only, some of their cheesemaking equipment made it to Canada with them, and Mountainoak Cheese was born! They now have a state-of-the-art processing plant that allows the family to continue the tradition of great-tasting, high-quality, Gouda-style cheeses made from fresh milk from their own dairy cows.
The Gold Gouda in particular has won over 15 awards in the past 9 years all around the world.
This aged gouda has been aged for 18 months, and has rich, complex flavours of caramel and butterscotch. Pairs beautifully with medium to full bodied red wines or your favourite beers.
Sold by weight, $6.50/100g
*Only about 300g left as of 26-May-22*
Caciocavallo - Italy
One of my personal favourites, this Caciocavallo is a stretched-curd cheese which gives it a squeaky kind of texture.. a lot like cheese curds! It's a lot like an aged mozzarella or provolone, and it's so much fun to eat. The name caciocavallo literally means "horse cheese", in Italian, and it's generally thought that the name derives from the fact that two cheese forms are always bound together with rope and left to mature by placing them 'a cavallo', i.e. straddling, upon a horizontal stick or branch.. the way someone would straddle a horse! Don't worry! This cheese isn't made from horse milk.
Sold by weight $7.00/100g or $20 for a whole ~1lb piece.
*Only 2 1-lb pieces left as of 26-May-22*
Wyke Caramelized Onion Cheddar - UK
Located in the county of Somerset, Wyke Farms has been at the heart of the English Cheddar tradition for over 150 years. Their farm is 100% sustainable, and they use the energy they produce on the farm to create this lovely cheese.
It's rich and creamy, but still has a slight crumble to it. The flavour is onion forward with a slight sweetness and subtle vinegar zing. It pairs well with your favourite sausages or on a charcuterie board, or even works as a topping on a salad!
Definitely a beer cheese, pair this with your favourite light beer.
Sold individually in 100g wax truckles, $6.29 each
ONE LEFT AS OF MAY 21, 2022
Mattagami - Fromagerie Kapuskoise, Ontario
Kaiser Raclette - Quebec
In keeping with his Swiss heritage, Mr. Fritz Kaiser is a master of Raclette cheese-making. This beautiful cheese is a semi-soft, surface-ripened cheese that is aged for approximately 8 weeks. It has a subtle flavour of hazelnut, with notes of milk and butter. It's name originates from the French word 'racler', meaning 'to scrape', which is a reference to scraping the melted cheese from the wheel, onto potatoes. To see a video, click here!
Not necessarily meant to be on a cheese board, try Raclette as a fondue or melted on your favourite dishes alongside a dry White wine.
Sold by weight, $5.30/100g
We now rent RACLETTE MACHINES! With every rental, you'll get 10% off your cheese! For more information, click here!
Jalapeno Peppercorn Cheddar - Creel & Gambrel, Ontario
Kapuskasing - Fromagerie Kapuskoise, Ontario
Named after the town in which the cheese is made, Kapuskasing (kah-pus-kay-sing) is based off of Morbier cheese from France. This cheese has a beautiful layer of vegetable ash in the center of the wheel, which is a classic cheesemaking technique from the Jura region in France. Cheesemaker Francois Nadeau was travelling in Asia, where cheese is scarce, and decided he wanted to pursue cheesemaking so he would never have to go without it. His new found passion brought him to Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec for basic training, and then to France for more in depth training. Morbier, the cheese Kapuskasing is based on, was born from the by-products of Comte. Traditionally, cheesemakers would take the leftover curd from the morning milking and cover them with ashes to preserve them, and then did the same thing with the afternoon curd and pressed the cheese into Morbier. The cheese was so delicious, it is now produced with its own dedicated source of milk, but with the layer of ash in the middle to preserve the tradition.
Sold by weight, $8.70/100g
5 Year Aged Cheddar - Ontario
Another local favourite! Our 5 Year Aged Cheddar is not your average cheddar. Beautifully aged, this cheese is tangy with crystals, crumbles (but not too much!) and will accentuate any typical cheese pairing you can think of.
Pair with your favourite wine - red or white - and enjoy alongside some fruit or jellies.
Sold by weight, $5.80/100g
Don't want to commit to a full piece of cheese in case you don't like it?
In-Flight Features is a small box that has 6 different types of cheeses in it, which means you can try something new without the chance of wasting food and saving money!
In Flight Features have two sizes:
Small for $19 (HST included) to serve 1-2 people (~200g)
Large for $25 (HST included) to serve 2-3 people (~300g)
Due to lowered demand, we won't have any pre-made for walk-in purchases, but take only about 10 minutes to put together, or they can be preordered here.
*Note - if ordering online, you will be redirected to another website*
As delicious as great cheese is on its own, sometimes it's nice to have a little something extra to go with it!
These are the different accompaniments Flight Cheese Shop is currently offering.
Creel & Gambrel Peppercorn Salami
A favourite accompaniment to any cheese board, this peppercorn salami is a great way to switch it up from the usual. Coated in black peppercorns, this salami has a very enjoyable bite to go along with the lean and flavourful meat. It also looks beautiful cut up on your board!
Sold in 200g pieces, $13.99 each
Creel & Gambrel Rosemary Bastoncini
Bastoncini in Italian means 'chopsticks', and that's a great way to describe the shape of these salamis! They're about as thick as a pencil, and have a lovely, fresh rosemary flavour throughout the meat. Cut up into smaller bites, or served as-is, these are a great addition to a cheese board, and are sure to impress.
Sold in 175g packages for $9.00 each
Le Batistou Original Bonbon Salami - France
Dried Saucissons Sec (Mini) with Espelette Peppers - France
Sweety Drop Peppers (Peru)
Not only are they adorable, Sweety Drop Peppers are incredibly delicious!
Also known as Incan Red Drops, these small, tear-shaped peppers grow in the Highlands of Peru and have a sugar-like sweetness to them. They have a fantastic balance between sweet, sour, and spicy and are a perfect topping for salads, pizzas, pastas or even in baked goods!
Sold in 4.3oz jars, $6.99 each
Ask us about bulk containers!
34° Crisps (USA)
If you've read our Charcuterie Guide, you'll know that the best way to show off a cheese is to have a mild cracker to go with it! These crisps are fantastic for showcasing your cheeses, because they're very thin, crisp, and tasty without being too flashy.
So light. So crunchy. So addicting.
Currently carrying Peppercorn, Whole Wheat and Gluten Free flavours.
Sold in 127g packages, $5.99 ($7.99 for GF)
Snowdonia Chutneys (UK)
Handcrafted in traditional copper pans, Snowdonia chutneys are a fantastic accompaniment to your favourite cheeses. Slightly sweet, sticky and scrumptious, you won't be disappointed by these spreads!
Snowdonia's website claims that these chutneys are suitable for people who are vegetarian, vegan, celiac and do not contain nuts (however there are nuts processed in the same facility). For more information, visit their website.
Currently carrying Balsamic Caramelized Onion and Pear, Date, Cognac flavours.
114g jars for $7.49
Carr's Table Water Crackers - UK
These thin, crispy crackers are the perfect cheese cracker! Mild in flavour, Carr's Table Water Crackers are an excellent accompaniment for your favourite cheeses.
We carry both original and rosemary thyme flavours.
125g package for $4.49
Droste Dark Chocolate Pastilles - Netherlands
Perfect for after dinner with a coffee, or to accompany your favourite blue cheeses, cheddars or aged cheeses. Droste chocolate originates from Haarlem Holland, and has been in production since 1863. It's distributed to over 60 countries around the world. Enjoy the real taste of chocolate with these delicious pastilles!
Sold in 85g packages, $4.29 each
Partner's Artisan Crackers - Olive Oil & Sea Salt
These delicious little crackers are great for serving with a selection of cheese! Not too thin, they're scoopable and dippable, and the flavour is mild enough to let the flavour of your cheese shine! They come in a small package, so they're perfect for a quick snack or as part of a selection to go with your charcuterie boards.
Sold in 57g packages, $3.29 each
Poshi Asparagus Snacks
When making a cheese board, it's always a good idea to add some extra fruits or veggies to brighten it up! This package of asparagus is perfect for that - they're steamed and marinated in a rosemary and oregano brine, and are the perfect addition to whatever you're eating - whether it's a sandwich, pasta, charcuterie or pizza!
Sold in 38g packages, $1.49 each
Frutto d'Italia Spicy Sicilian Olives
These adorable little 30g packs are ready to eat! Perfect as a snack or just enough for a small charcuterie board, they're a fun little option to switch it up from your standard olives. The heat is quite mild, but does provide a little bit of a tickle at the end of its taste. People with the lowest of heat tolerance could easily handle these olives.
Sold in 30g packages, $1.29 each