This list will be updated as things come in or sell out!
NEW ARRIVAL: Mimolette (24 Month) - France
It’s been aged for 24 months with the help of some little critters (bear with me) called cheese mites!! Don’t worry, it’s nothing like Casu Marzu (don’t google that if you’re squeamish) but the cheese mites lend Mimolette its characteristic flavour around the rind. It’s rumoured to be originally made by the request of Louis XIV who wanted a French product to replace the then popular Edam from the Netherlands. The cheese is super rich, crumbly and reminiscent of a reaaalllyyyy old cheddar or gouda. It’s coloured bright orange by the addition of annatto, a classic cheese ingredient in pretty much any orange cheese. The perfect cheese for you aged-cheese-fanatics!
Sold by weight, $12.50/100g
NEW ARRIVAL: Mont Saint Benoit - Abbaye du Saint Benoit, Quebec
Sold by weight, $5.20/100g
RETURN (to) FLIGHT:Smoked Gouda - Mountainoak, New Hamburg, Ontario
By popular request, we now have some Smoked Gouda in stock!
This one in particular is from Mountainoak Farmstead Cheeses, a lovely cheesemaker specializing in Dutch-style Goudas. This is a mild gouda smoked over applewood chips, giving it a really lovely, balanced, smokey flavour.
Sold in 225g packages, $12.99 each
Saganash - Ontario
This is a decadent, firm sheeps milk cheese from Fromagerie Kapuskoise in Kapuskasing, Ontario. It's just the right amount of salty and earthy, with a very distinct rich, umami-forward flavour. Perfect in place of a Pecorino, this is a 10/10 cheese for you hard cheese lovers.
Sold by weight, $10.20/100g
Ricotta Salata - Italy
This lovely cheese is from Sicily, Italy and is the older sister of the popular Ricotta cheese! The word "Ricotta" means re-cooked and "Salata" means salted. This cheese is from the whey from sheep milk which is pressed, salted and aged for at least 90 days. It's milky white with a firm texture and salty taste. Great substitution for feta!
Sold by weight, $6.70/100g
About 600g remaining as of 19-Aug-22
Ubriaco Pinot Rosé - Italy
Sold by weight, $8.50/100g
Shropshire Blue - Oak Manor, UK
Shropshire Blue is a blue cheese made from pasteurized cows' milk and uses vegetable rennet. It's orange colour comes from the addition of annatto, a natural food colouring, and has a moderate amount of blue veining. It tastes much like a cheddar cheese with a hint of blue, and uses the same recipe as Stilton blue, giving it a familiar but unique flavour profile. This cheese is perfect for snacking or on salads, and pairs beautifully with any red wine.
Sold by weight, $8.00/100g
Wyke Farms Caramelized Onion
It's here!! It's finally here!!! A resounding crowd favourite, this lovely cheddar from Wyke Farms in the UK is speckled with delicious caramelized onions. The cheese is rich, creamy, slightly crumbly and SO rich and decadent. Eat it on its own, or on your favourite BBQ burger for a over-the-top treat.
Sold in 100g truckles, $6.25 each
Wild Nettle Gouda - Mountainoak Cheeses, New Hamburg, ON
Mountain Oak Cheese was founded on the love for high quality Gouda Cheese in New Hamburg, Ontario. The Van Bergeijks make their artisan cheese with fresh milk from their own herd of dairy cows. The Wild Nettle variety of Gouda is one of their best sellers, and provides an herbal, earthy flavour. When combined with the creamy Gouda, these combinations create an exceptional taste experience.
Sold by weight, $5.60/100g
Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar - Cow's Creamery, PEI
The recipe for this cheese comes from the Orkney Islands, north of mainland Scotland and is handmade in the style of the great traditional English cheddars. Made from milk from Holstein cows on small local farms in PEI, and is gently heated (but not pasteurized) to allow beneficial microbes to thrive and give the cheese depth and flavour. This cheddar has won countless awards at competitions such as The American Cheese Society Competition, SIAL International Cheese Competition, World Cheese Awards, the Canadian Cheese Awards and more!
The cheese itself is fruity, mushroomy, savoury with both creamy and crumbly texture profiles. It's rich and hearty, and is undoubtably an impressive cheddar.
Sold by weight, $7.20/100g
Cantal - Auvergne, France
This cheese is made by Gamme Haut Herbage, a cheesemaker who focuses on PDO Cantal. They have much more rigorous specifications for their cheese, going above and beyond the guidelines that are set out to qualify it as a PDO Cantal.
The cheese is creamy and crumbly, sweet, salty, and a little fruity and spicy. It has a natural rind, giving it a really unique and rustic appearance.
Pairs beautifully with Beaujolais Cru, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir or Merlot - any medium to full bodied red wine.
Sold by weight, $8.90/100g
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
Sao Jorge, Portugal
Sold by weight, $7.50/100g
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.
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 *CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK BUT COMING BACK SOON*
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)
LIMITED TIME ONLY: Try our BLUE BOX - the same thing as an In Flight Feature, but 5 types of blue cheese + blue cheese salami! While supplies last.
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.
NEW ARRIVAL: Godiva Dark Chocolate Mini Bars - Belgium
This may seem like a weird item for a cheese shop to carry, but once you try dark chocolate with certain cheeses you'll never go back! In particular, blue cheese and dark chocolate is a match made in heaven! These little mini bars are perfect for serving on a charcuterie board, and are individually wrapped bars just over 10g each so you can serve exactly how much chocolate you want and save the rest for next time!
Sold in 90g packages for $6.99 each
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 & Cambrel Saucisson Sec with Blue Cheese
This is a French inspired salami made using a classic recipe that incorporates 100% Canadian pork (shoulder and/or buttock) and natural ingredients. The salami is a blend of meat and Italian blue cheese carefully balanced with sea salt and spices that accentuate the natural sweetness of the pork. They're dry aged for a minimum of 21 days, resulting in a firm texture and unique taste. Eat this salami on its own or in pasta or on pizza for an exciting twist!
Sold in 180g packages (2x90g) for $14.99 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
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 Pear, Date, Cognac flavour.
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
*Only 3 packages left*
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
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
NO LONGER IN STOCK
Items we've carried in the past, but don't currently have in stock.
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
Mattagami - Fromagerie Kapuskoise, Ontario
Crescenza Stracchino - Italy
This is an Italian cow's milk cheese typical of Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto and Liguria. It's eaten very young and fresh and has no rind. Its texture is very, very soft and creamy texture and is very mild in flavour. It's usually eaten on its own as a "table cheese", but is also used as a filing for some kinds of bread or in place of mozzarella on a pizza! Check out this link for 10 different recipes for Stracchino!
Sold in 250g packages for $19 each
Only 3 left in stock as of 19-Aug-22
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
El Tofio, Spain
Originating from the Island of Lanzarote, this pasteurized goats cheese is lightly smoked over beechwood, giving it a subtle and delicious roasty toasty flavour. It's on the milder end of the spectrum, but sure to impress even the most discerning palate. Fantastic when served with your favourite beers, especially smoked.
Sold by weight, $9.29/100g
Gorgonzola Dolce - Igor Cheeses, Italy - DOP
One of the most popular and widely enjoyed cheeses in the world, this Gorgonzola comes right from the Lombardy region in Italy and follows the strict guidelines of the Denominazione d'Origine Protetta, the organization that regulates protected food products.
The cheese is mild, sweet and fruity with a subtle bite. Quite distinct in flavour, this cheese is a fantastic one for the blue lover in your life!
Sold by weight, $7.00/100g
Old Amsterdam Gouda - Netherlands
An oldie but a goodie! This lovely Gouda comes from just outside of the town of Gouda in the Netherlands, and is aged for at least 2 years. It has a rich, caramel/brown butter flavour and is spotted with tons of tyrosine crystals (also lovingly referred to as "Cheese Diamonds") which give this creamy cheese a delicious crunch!
Sold by weight, $7.00/100g
1608 de Charlevoix - Quebec
Made from thermalized cows milk, this lovely cheese is made from milk exclusively from Le Vache Canadienne - a small breed of black cows introduced into Quebec in the 17th century, during the colonial days of New France. Today, only 400 Thoroughbred Canadienne cows remain, and are renowned for the perfect balance of fat and protein for cheesemaking.
The cheese itself is a typical Quebecoise-style semi-firm cheese, creamy, nutty and slightly farmy with a springy golden paste. The rind is light orange/pink, quite comparable to Raclette.
Sold by weight, $8.90/100g
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
Chateau de Bourgogne - Burgundy, France
Produced in Burgundy, France in the traditional style of a triple-cream; Chateau de Bourgogne is similar to the famous Brillat-Savarin, arguably one the most delicate of the triple cream brie cheeses. Chateau de Bourgogne has a cake-like shape and a lovely white bloomy rind which encases its silky-smooth, ivory coloured interior. The aroma of Chateau de Bourgogne is creamy and somewhat buttery, with a hint of mushroom. The paste is creamy and rich, melting in your mouth like soft butter, while the slightly bitter rind acts as an excellent balance to the creamy and decadent interior. The richness of Chateau Bourgogne is set off and balanced wonderfully by champagne, but it also pairs well with a red Burgundy, other Pinot Noirs, or a blended red, like a Bordeaux.
Sold in 200g packages, $18.99 each
Kenzie - Crosswind Farms, Keene, ON
This lovely cheese is called Kenzie from Crosswind Farms in Keene, Ontario. It’s a Crottin style cheese, a teeny little wheel made from goats milk and has a lovely bloomy rind. It’s slightly floral and mushroom-y with some deep, complex flavours. Nice and ooey gooey to go with a lightly oaked white wine. Only brought 4 of them in, so grab ‘em while you can!
Sold in 200g packages, $15.99 each
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.
Taleggio - Italy
Attention soft cheese lovers!! This stunning washed rind cheeses is one of my personal favourites. It is one of the oldest known cheeses to come from Italy, and is named after the caves of Val Taleggio. Its scent is quite strong and pungent, but the flavour is relatively mild with a fruity tang and lingering persistence. During the cheesemaking process, the cheese is washed with 5 different types of mold to create its rust coloured rind, and aged for 6-10 weeks. Pairs best with a light, unoaked red wine (such as Barbera), an off-dry wine such as Pinot Gris or Viognier, or Champagne Method Sparkling wines, such as Franciacorta or Cava.
Sold by weight, $8.20/100g