A jury of top Canadian food industry experts selected it from 19 impressive category winners. Sponsored and hosted every two years by Dairy Farmers of Canada, the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix celebrates the high quality, versatility and great taste of Canadian cheese made from 100 percent Canadian milk.

“The jury found this Ricotta refined, delicate and well-balanced,” said Phil Bélanger, Canadian Cheese Grand Prix jury chairman. “It demonstrates that a fresh cheese can be as sophisticated as an aged one.”

Quality Cheese’s Ricotta is lauded for its creamy texture and milky aroma. Quality Cheese manufactures, distributes and retails Italian specialty cheeses and boasts a team representing four generations of cheese making. Fans flock to their Vaughan, Ontario, location to buy the cheese fresh.

The Grand Champion and 19 category winners were selected from a record 225 cheese entries submitted by cheese makers from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia. The jury narrowed the submissions down to 58 finalists in February.

“This year’s winners offer positive proof that Canada is producing world-class cheeses,” said Bélanger. “The time has come to celebrate the innovative excellence and proud tradition of Canadian cheese making.”


New types of cheese are continually being added to the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix. This year, two new categories were introduced: Gouda and Fresh Cheese with Grilling Properties.

Canadian Cheese Grand Prix Jury members tasted, touched and smelled each cheese, evaluating them for appearance, flavour, colour, texture and body, and salt content before determining the winners.

For a complete list of winning cheeses, visit the Dairy Farmers of Canada websitePD

From Dairy Farmers of Canada news release