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We all know that spring is around the corner, despite the rain, the snow and the freezing rain that we have had over the weekend!! I’m pleased to announce that Taste of Cheese has offered to sponsor my next contest to get us ready for Spring!!

I’m thrilled…as CHEESE is a huge part of my life. I can pass an ice cream store, I can pass a chocolate store but I simply can’t pass a cheese store. I have even gone to  cheese classes!! (beer and cheese always being a fav. class)  and checked out a variety of grilled cheese sandwiches in Toronto.

Now let’s talk about Taste of Cheese!

Taste of Cheese is awesome for any cheese lover . Each month, they select 5 exciting and unique cheeses that are included in a Monthly Taster Box. Plus you will receive cheese descriptions and tasting notes! All this gets delivered right to your doorstep. Isn’t that the best?

When I saw that Taste of Cheese participated in Wagjag– I bought two coupons immediately.  This type of coupon will certainly come in handy as a birthday present for some friends I have who love cheese.

Please take a peek at their website by clicking here: Taste of Cheese. They have an awesome blog and you can read more about their fantastic corporate gift boxes, charcuterie, and more.  You can also follow them on twitter: @tasteofcheese.

Here’s the Contest Rules:

a) The contest is simple. All you have to do is answer the following question: what is your favorite cheese?

b) The winner will receive a custom designed taster box, which has 3 cheeses, a box of crackers and fig spread. YUM. (app. value..$50)

c) The contest will run from March 6th and will close at midnite on March 20th, 2011.  This contest is open to any Canadian resident and one lucky winner will be selected using www.random.org.

d) The winner has one week to reply to me with their complete name/address. If I don’t hear from the winner, another winner will be selected.

Hope this contest helps the next two weeks go by …till its actually Spring. Can’t wait.

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55 Responses to “Cheese Contest: Just In Time For Spring.”

  1. March 6th, 2011 at 19:29 | #1

    Hrm… I have to pick 1? So hard: My current fav (that I can find) is Grey Owl. So tasty! I think my all-time fav, but I can never find it, is a 25 year white cheddar I found at a farmer’s market in St. Jacobs 20 years ago. 🙂 Love cheese that bites back 🙂

  2. March 6th, 2011 at 19:42 | #2

    St. Andrea is a current fave/

  3. Lesli C-Kellow
    March 6th, 2011 at 19:51 | #3

    I love the saltiness of a feta cheese – yum!

  4. March 6th, 2011 at 19:51 | #4

    Mmmmm cheese! Picking a favourite cheese is tough because I think I love so many cheeses equally! I think my “go to” fav is Chevre because I can enjoy it so many different ways. That being said, whenever I travel I love to try local cheeses and I have found other favs such as Queso Fresco, Beemster etc. So many cheeses, so little time!

  5. Vanessa
    March 6th, 2011 at 19:58 | #5

    I have loved Havarti for ever!!! A long time fav that never disappoints! 🙂

  6. Amy
    March 7th, 2011 at 05:44 | #6

    Smoked Gouda….yummy treat! Adds that little something extra to a sandwich!

  7. March 7th, 2011 at 07:08 | #7

    I’m a feta girl. I could literally eat it by the block. In Greece you order a salad and you get a brick with it….sooooo awesome!

  8. March 7th, 2011 at 09:45 | #8

    I am just beginning to enjoy cheese so I would say Mozzarella!

  9. March 7th, 2011 at 11:00 | #9

    Mmmmmm…. cheeeeeeesssse.

    I love pretty much any cheese you put in front of me, other than blues. That said, I’d say my current fave is Niagara Gold.

  10. March 7th, 2011 at 11:32 | #10

    OMG I actually have to pick ONE kind of cheese as my favourite? So many tasty cheeses. I have to agree with Bev that Niagara Gold is pretty amazing. Also love Thunder Oak. OK, I’ll stop there before I start listing my favourite international cheeses too. *Sigh*

  11. March 7th, 2011 at 11:57 | #11

    A soft herbed chèvre. So so savory.

  12. March 7th, 2011 at 13:20 | #12

    My favorite is currently Fleuron de Bruges (when I can find it). I usually impartial and even averse to soft, gentle cheeses, but when I crossed paths with Fleuron de Bruges, and tried it, I thought very little of it. Until 30 seconds later it started to grow on me. I enjoy it immensely. Try putting small bits on kale chips 😉

  13. richard s
    March 7th, 2011 at 13:20 | #13

    I just bought some Harley blue. very nice.
    but my current fave? Blue Haze

  14. Johanna
    March 7th, 2011 at 13:31 | #14

    My absolute favourite is Sauvagine. I discovered it at a cheese tasting at the Royal Winter Fair in 2008 and have been in love ever since!

  15. March 7th, 2011 at 13:39 | #15

    Mmmmmmm cheese! My favourite cheese is brie. It is so versatile!

  16. March 7th, 2011 at 13:45 | #16

    only three? it’s like choosing your favourite children!

    1) Piave
    2) Smoked Applewood Cheddar
    3) Prima Donna

  17. March 7th, 2011 at 13:45 | #17

    whops! just one cheese 🙂 Piave, it is!

  18. March 7th, 2011 at 16:39 | #18

    Just one! How on earth can I decide! Ever since we saw Wallace and Gromit, I have to say “Wensleydale”. But then again, while travelling in Italy I came to love Provolone from Friuli with a glass of crisp, crunchy Pino Grigio! My mouth is watering now….

  19. Angie
    March 8th, 2011 at 08:49 | #19

    Havarti, I love the texture.

  20. March 8th, 2011 at 16:00 | #20

    Vicky, how awesome that you introduced me to this place. I have been wanting to find somewhere that has cheeses and other yummy foods. Thanks. My mouth-watering favourite is Riopelle. Yum.

  21. Sue
    March 9th, 2011 at 18:48 | #21

    I love a good buffalo mozarella on salads, pizza and in pasta. YUM!

  22. March 9th, 2011 at 18:49 | #22


    I have been looking for a way to explore new cheeses and Taste of Cheese sounds like a nice way to do it!

  23. Laurie Cockburn
    March 10th, 2011 at 06:44 | #23

    I always make a brie (with currents, walnuts & apples) when invited to parties and I keep getting invited back (if I bring the brie). So I would have to say that brie is our fav.

  24. March 10th, 2011 at 09:36 | #24

    I must say that a special kind of goat cheese is my favorite
    I can’t even think of what it is called, but it is a log wrapped in sticks, and the cheese comes encased in a layer of rhine, then it has a hard goat cheese on the outside and a delicious soft goat cheese on the inside. It is ridiculously expensive but absolutely tasty.

  25. Michelle
    March 10th, 2011 at 12:01 | #25

    I love St- André – it’s a lovely creamy brie. YUM!

  26. Erika
    March 12th, 2011 at 23:00 | #26

    I would say that brie is my favourite! Always tastes fabulous!

  27. Angie V
    March 13th, 2011 at 08:00 | #27

    I love fresh pecorino on my homemade pasta!

  28. March 13th, 2011 at 08:19 | #28

    I am a cheese freak and love all kinds of cheese. I can’t pick just one, but I will say stilton for now. 😉

    Thank you!

  29. Chrissy
    March 13th, 2011 at 08:25 | #29

    So tough, but I have to say stilton, or a bleu cheese at the very least. I love sharp cheeses! Thanks for the great contest.

  30. Anna P Jama
    March 13th, 2011 at 08:41 | #30

    There’s just no better way to kick off your day than thinking about your favourite cheeses. Saint Agur would definitely be included at my last supper!

  31. March 13th, 2011 at 11:42 | #31

    Love cheese! I’m not sure I could pick just one. I’ll go with Goat’s Cheese if you’re going to force me to pick.

  32. Tiana
    March 13th, 2011 at 12:07 | #32

    My favorite cheese is artisanal Oka!

  33. saraj
    March 13th, 2011 at 13:17 | #33

    Horseradish cheddar…yum!

  34. March 15th, 2011 at 09:57 | #34

    My favourite is Havarti of any variety. It’s good by itself in cubes, sliced on crackers or fruit, and so good when it’s melted on something. 🙂

  35. March 16th, 2011 at 06:11 | #35

    My fav is asagio, even the name sounds wonderful! I love pairing cheese with tea as I am a tea sommelier!

  36. elsewise
    March 18th, 2011 at 06:41 | #36

    Gosh, I have trouble choosing a favourite at the best of times, but having read all of the above comments I’m even more stumped. Sauvagine is truly amazing, and smoked applewood is a yummy treat, but I’m also partial to authentic dutch goudas. And I had some delicious flaked parmesan recently…

    Let’s just call Sauvagine for my top pick, for now, with the option to change my vote tomorrow. 🙂

  37. March 18th, 2011 at 06:48 | #37

    In the creamy category, I’d have to say Chevre but preferably a Canadian “goat’s cheese” rather than an imported version.

    For flavoured cheese category: Boursin. But not that prepackaged stuff, the freshly made boursin made with a rich flavourful cream cheese base. (My source is World of Cheese in Kensignton Market)

    For day to day cheese: Parmesan – love it and always have a big chunk in the fridge for salads, pastas and snacking with popcorn.

    For mystery cheese: a cheese I found in a market in Amsterdam which the vendor just identified as “old”. It was ball shaped, washed rind and dark orange inside. I assume it was a Dutch cheese, but there are a couple of similar cheeses in boutique cheese shops these days that look a bit like it. Not very helpful I know, but it was wonderful.

    But over all: Old Cheddar. How can you go wrong with a solid, aged Canadian Cheddar. Nothing really stands up against it.

    (I know… way more than 1)

  38. March 18th, 2011 at 07:47 | #38

    I love Feta and Chevre. I use those regularly. My DH and I have been experimenting with new cheeses. Its fun. This pack would be awesome!

  39. March 20th, 2011 at 11:01 | #39

    My faves change, but right now it is Beemster. I love this cheese and also its name. It’s got to be the best cheese name out there.

  40. Karma
    March 20th, 2011 at 11:06 | #40

    I truly love all cheese, but my fave would have to be old old old cheddar. So sharp it crumbles when you cut it. Add that to apple pie crust and you have the best dessert ever!

  41. Michelle
    March 20th, 2011 at 11:08 | #41

    I LOVE goat cheese – all varieties – cranberry, blueberry/cinammon, herb and garlic; it’s delicious on crackers, pizza, salads and pasta <3

  42. March 20th, 2011 at 11:38 | #42

    I am pretty open and love all kinds of cheese, but hands down I can never say no to Cheese curds from just outside Madoc, ON – still warmish from the factory – divine!

  43. Michelle Lamarre
    March 20th, 2011 at 11:48 | #43

    My favourite cheese is Riopelle de l’Isle! Especially between two sides of a fresh warm croissant.. my mouth is drooling. I’m also a big fan of Indiscretion by Monforte

  44. Sara
    March 20th, 2011 at 11:56 | #44

    The Dutch girl in me would have to pick Gouda, although a close second would be Roquefort! Delish!

  45. March 20th, 2011 at 12:01 | #45

    My favourite cheese depends on my mood: either blue or goat.

  46. March 20th, 2011 at 12:26 | #46

    My favourite cheeses change depending on my mood, but the ones that are constants with me are Beemster XO and Blue Haze.

  47. Steph
    March 20th, 2011 at 16:31 | #47

    I love cheese. No, I don’t just love it. Love is to simple a word!!! Combine, love, adore, stalk, (yes I stalk the cheese at my grocery store, the ‘cheese ladies’ there know me) all into a bowl… Mix well, beating on high until foamy at the mouth and pouring over the rim.
    That’s how much I love cheese. Le sigh.

  48. Bob V
    March 20th, 2011 at 17:01 | #48

    I have had the privilege of tasting so many wonderful cheeses in my life but I always come back to Oka. I grew up in Hudson Qc, right across the lake from Oka and remember buying it right at the monastery before the rights were sold by the monks. Strong nose, mild texture and soft finish. Mmmmm, comfort food.

  49. March 20th, 2011 at 17:58 | #49

    So tough to choose between beemster and Burrata. The first is devine on a lazy Sunday morning in bed with honey, pears, and fresh baguette. The second is sublime on crostini with tomatoes, basil, and olive oil.

  50. kar
    March 20th, 2011 at 17:58 | #50

    Brie, preferably baked. Wish I had some now!

  51. March 20th, 2011 at 18:13 | #51

    A creamy Camembert. Is there nothing better than Camembert and fresh baguette?

  52. March 20th, 2011 at 18:15 | #52

    I love me a good Cantenaar or Beemster XO. Old cheddar, Gouda, I could go on…. Would love to experience this taster pack!!

  53. Rossy Earle
    March 20th, 2011 at 19:09 | #53

    Great contest! 🙂
    My favourite cheese is Délice de Bourgogne

  54. Sam
    March 20th, 2011 at 19:26 | #54

    My current favorite is a wonderful little cheese, lovingly referred to as the “Hockey Puck of Happiness”. It’s from Scotland, and blends 12 Single Malt in it, called Taste of Gigha Highland Chief.

  55. Kat
    March 21st, 2011 at 07:36 | #55

    I have always loved cheese, except blue. In the past year I have developed a passion for blues of all sorts. My current fave is Cashel Blue from Ireland.

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