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Hilary's Artisan Cheese

Main street, Cowichan Bay, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Cowichan Bay
Cuisines: Canadian
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San Jose
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144 reviews 144 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Our driving tour took us to Cowichan Bay very late in the day on a beautiful sunny autumn Saturday. We popped into Hilary's for a quick soup and sandwich as we knew we were having a late supper. They had been so busy that day, they had nothing left. When we said we had planned to share a sandwich they... More

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global/local
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23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great food, wonedrful cheeses. Try their location on Fort St. in Victoria if you can't get to Cowichan Bay.

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vancouver, canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Loved the different aged cheddar a and goat cheeses. We tried the 8 year old apple smoked and red pepper cream cheese and the garlic cream cheese. It was all so good with our prawns

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Thetis Island, Canada
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

It's hard to find a cute little cafe that has character and charm as well as great food. Hilary's cheese has it all. We walked in to an amazing smell of fresh homemade soup simmering on the stove top, and a roaring wood burning stove. The perfect spot for a relaxed lunch on a crisp February afternoon. We enjoyed a... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Hilary's is a wonderful spot. For a homemade soup with heavenly bread and cheeses of your choice...warm up on a cold foggy day and watch the marina life and docks. The gulls and the ocean are there to enliven your mealtime! watch gulls shelling clams...eagles trying to catch pigeons off the rooftops...you name it. It's like a VERY large tv... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This gem is in the heart of Cowichan Bay and is owned by none other than Hilary. He (yes, HE) has a vast array of cheese for purchases but also has other locally made products for sale in the front of the shop. In the back is a cafe where you can have sandwiches made-to-order and delicious soups. Don't miss... More

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London, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We have never met a cheese we didn't like at Hilary's. Our favourite is their goat cheese. Great soup and sandwiches also.

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Nanaimo, Canada
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52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Stopped at Hilary's Cheese for lunch based on recommendations. The staff was friendly, the room cozy, and the lovely view of Salt Spring Island and the marina made me feel like I was in Nova Scotia, Maine, or even Italy. This added to the experience. The sandwiches we had were Turkey and Havarti cheese. The baguette was fresh, the cucumber... More

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Portland, Oregon
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41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Hilary's Artisan Cheese is a small restaurant on the main street of Cowichan Bay. The artisan cheeses are excellent, the bread is from a nearby bakery, and the soups are good too. We found the staff friendly, efficient and helpful with suggestions. You can eat inside or on the pleasant front deck. There are several other restaurants nearby, but this... More

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uk
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28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Stopped here on our drive from Qualicum to Victoria. Had a super sandwich lunch, freshly made with freshly brewed coffee. We sat inside with a great view out to the ocean. Friendly staff and clean washroomsc

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