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Fifth Town Artisan Cheese

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Address: 4309 County Road 8, Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0, Canada
Phone Number: 613-476-5755

We are currently undergoing upgrades at our facility but we look forward to...

We are currently undergoing upgrades at our facility but we look forward to being back in production soon! In the meantime we have both locally produced and imported cheeses for offer. Our retail store hosts a selection of decadent goods to accompany our fine cheeses.Come on out for a visit!

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Great cheese, new staff required.

I’ve been a fan of Fifth Town cheeses since the beginning. Although the new owners seem to have done their best to keep the cheese making alive in the traditional sense, their... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
SE Ontario
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended by our Airnb host. We were told the close at 5, like most businesses in the county. So we race down the county roads, it is farther than we thought, it was more than 30mins drive. We almost miss the place if we did not keep our eyes on both sides. Coming from downtown Picton it is... More 

Thank Lavenderwoman
Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Prince Edward County recently and one of our destinations was Fifth Town Artisan Cheese. Following the instructions from my Google Map, I got to a certain point and the turn-off didn't exist. I tried again, to no avail. Then I tried to find County Road 8 from several directions. This all took about 1.5 hours and I finally... More 

Thank Ann R
Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We always went to Fifth Town Cheese when in the County, however this past visits were with the original owner...who ran a top notch business This visit in Saturday, what a difference , when went I were told we could try some samples, some were merely crumbs on a tray...obviously picked over and not replenished. The crackers were sticks in... More 

Thank Canadasunny53
Guelph, ON
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We visited this cheese shop in July 2016. As a group of avid cheese lovers, we were very excited to visit, sample and purchase. Much to our dismay, the person behind the counter was neither welcoming nor informative. Two of the members of our group cannot eat goat cheese and when they asked to sample the only cow cheese on... More 

Thank Alissa M
Hamilton Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

The Fifth Town Artisan Cheese is well worth a visit. The cheeses they have are simply amazing. We sampled a number of them and purchase about 5 different kinds. The young woman working the counter was very helpful and knowledgible. They also have a variety of goat, sheep and buffalo cheese for those who may be lactose intolerant. y

Thank wigsy
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited this cheese place last August and couldn't get in the door. The sampling room/ retail store is so small it's hard to accommodate the large crowds during summer. Luckily we tried again this spring and we had the place to ourselves. Lots of cheese options you can try. Had a great experience overall and cheeses were great. Worth... More 

Thank IwonaG10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Be sure to check out this trendy little cheese factory. Environmentally sound and local oriented, you'll love their selection of local and imported cheeses. I've been here a few times over the last year with friends and it always goes over well. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and create a fun atmosphere. The gentleman they had working there over... More 

Thank Adam H
SE Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I’ve been a fan of Fifth Town cheeses since the beginning. Although the new owners seem to have done their best to keep the cheese making alive in the traditional sense, their retail outlet at the cheese factory now suffers from poorly trained, unknowledgeable staff and inconsistent hours. As many have noted, it’s a long, although picturesque drive out to... More 

Thank phpr
Timmins, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Great selection of cheese to sample prior to purchasing. Excellent selection from mild to well aged (bite the back of your throat). Service was excellent and the staff was very knowledgeable about the product. Worth the drive.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Say delicious! A little bit off the main strip... but not too far out of the way, this cheese shop is a must for cheese lovers. Really great selection of cheese made in their local "caves" -- from cow to sheep, and goat to buffalo. One even marinated in grappa that is a MUST!

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