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Country Cheese Company

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289 Kingston Road East Unit 3
Ajax, ON  L1Z 0K5

(289) 482-1183

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English
June 16, 2015

Specialties

Country Cheese Company brings the largest selection of fine artisan cheese to Ajax!!

Country Cheese Company provides hand cut artisan and farmstead cheeses from across Canada and abroad, including:

-artisan cheese boards for events of all sizes
-gift baskets & boxes for that special occasion
-artisan cheese panini sandwiches
-accompaniments including:
organic artisan crackers... more

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5 star rating
Rachel B March 23, 2013
Best selection in all the region

A great selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff. You don't need to be a foodie to enjoy all the delicious offerings at this store. But if you are a big cheese head like myself (I don't know if that's a real term), then you will be in heaven. Lots of choose from, and the team there will gladly help you choose something to suit your palette. Highly recommend that you check out this company.

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5 star rating
September 25, 2015

Very extensive range of cheeses to cater to any pallet topped off with excellent customer service.

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5 star rating
April 18, 2015

solid little source for a rather decent offering of cheeses in the GTA. considering the size of the shop i was quite impressed with the amount of variety they had. the owner & staff were happy to make recommendations and offer samples to get you what you're looking for.

they also offer paninis made to order (you pick the bread/spread/cheese), for $7.99 - didn't give it a try this time around... more

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5 star rating
March 30, 2015

We won a gift card for this store, and for some time meant to try it, but kept putting it off. That was our mistake, because once we entered this store we fell in love with the it.
The staff are very friendly and welcoming, and were wonderful in interacting with my children. The range of cheese is fantastic, and we were told that they can order in special cheeses if they didn't have in stock... more

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5 star rating
Outstanding
August 09, 2014

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Huge selection of cheeses from Europe and North America. You can sample them all.
They also have nice gifts like hand carved cheese trays and make great panini sandwiches.
Nice to have a great cheese shop in Durham region.

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5 star rating
Fabulous experience
July 29, 2014

I wanted a selection of different types of cheese. The staff took the time to help me make selections and offered a variety of options with samples. All the staff were patient with my busy toddler and fussy baby. I have an excellent assortment of new cheeses for my extended family and I to try and had every question answered... more

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5 star rating
Julie Gray @ Lifestyle Home Products
May 27, 2014

Over the years being in sales, I am always looking for something different to express my thanks to my customers. Upon meeting with Marlene Turcotte @Country Cheese Corporate Sales and Service, I am excited that they will be receiving a special gift this year. I explained to Marlene the budget I was looking for , and she met my needs.... more

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5 star rating
May 19, 2014

Stopped by to see what this place is... and bought a couple packages of cheese. Definitely a cheese specialty shop. The owner was very patient and informative and offered samples of any cheese there. I learned about how much I don't know about cheese! Impressive variety and they have sandwiches, too.

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Fantastic Selection of Cheese - A Gold Nugget for Durham
May 16, 2014

While this is listed under restaurants, it's not really a restaurant. They do have sandwiches and things, but they are a great cheese specialty shop.
Finally, a cheese specialty shop in Durham! Sure, there are deli's and grocery stores that have OK cheese selections. But you're not going to find Pecorino Balsamico from Italy or Wine Rind Cheese from Spain... more

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5 star rating
Excellent selection of handmade, small batch cheeses
May 11, 2014

I'm lactose-intolerant but visited the store to buy a gift for a friend. I was pleasantly surprised to discover some lactose-free cheeses, and was then informed that I could eat and digest many of the cheeses in stock because of their naturally low lactose content. This was a revelation to me, and am thrilled to confirm that it is true.... more

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5 star rating
cheese heaven
May 03, 2014

What a great shop -- so many cheese choices -- and even some amazing tasting low fat versions The staff are fabulous, so friendly, patient and knowledgable
the applewood smoked cheddar, roasted garlic mozzarella and carmelized onion cheddar are amazing.

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5 star rating
April 16, 2014

Being lactose intolerant and going into a cheese shop is a bit of a death wish. However, walking into Country Cheese Company was far from it. Yes, they have an amazing assortment of cow's milk cheeses but the variety they have for those like me was amazing and exciting. Imagine being able to have cheese again that's not fake!

Not only were there lactose free options but also sheep and goat's... more

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5 star rating
Know it All show on Rogers
March 09, 2014

I met the owner and affineur on the set of a Rogers show, Know it All. I was the floor director that day and chatted with them before the show. They are lovely people and I ate quite a bit of samples of everything after the show. They are true food artists and have come up with the most remarkable... more

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5 star rating
Great Cheese and Good Sandwiches
March 06, 2014

My husband and I recently discovered this place thanks to Trip Advisor. The cheese, like any other cheese shop, isn't cheap but it's not overpriced. The sandwiches are very good although I do wish they had a selection of deli meats. Even if only 2 or 3 to choose from.

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5 star rating
The most quaint little cheese shop in Durham
January 30, 2014

I was told about this shop by friends of mine that raved about it and I just had to see it for myself. It reminds me of shops I visited while travelling in Italy. I had a cheese panini for lunch and it was superb. I had to stop myself from buying some of everything.
If you are having a... more

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5 star rating
international cheese selection with local hospitality
December 19, 2013

Not only is there high quality cheese and a wide selection, the staff are super-friendly and helpful, giving advice and samples. It is great to have such a fine shop in Ajax.

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5 star rating
finally, a specialty cheese shop in Ajax
December 08, 2013

I was so happy I finally noticed Country Cheese Company and went in last Sunday. The ladies behind the counter were all very friendly and helpful, and were willing to answer any questions I had and let us sample a few of their best sellers.
I agree with some of the other posters that it is pricey, but to be... more

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5 star rating
December 07, 2013

Going into Country Cheese Company is always a fun experience. Tammy (the owner) is so lovely and always has something new to try.

Such a great asset to the durham region!

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5 star rating
expensive but great
November 26, 2013

Very pleasant staff and wonderful cheese choices. A bit goes a long way so choose carefully. There is a blue cheese with red wine and cranberries(I think). I buy a "smidgen" ( $5 - $6 ) and make it go a looooong way. My husband loves it so I have to ration it!!

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5 star rating
Expensive place
October 20, 2013

Certainly a good addition to the Durham region. The cheese selection is good and products are fresh. However, prices are excessive. For that reason, I will not be visiting them again. Some products are over $40 /kg more than other places... more

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5 star rating
A cheese lovers' paradise
August 27, 2013

I bought my wife a great cheese platter from here for valentines day that consisted of some chocolate dipped strawberries, a fabulous old cheddar in a heart shaped wax mold and my choice of two other cheeses including a caramelized onion cheese that was just out of this world!!! My wife loved her gift and we will definitely be coming... more

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5 star rating
Cheese, glorious cheese
July 13, 2013

While I did have one of their tasty sandwiches and enjoyed it thoroughly, the experience of tasting different cheeses and then selecting new ones to take home to share with my wife is by far the best part of the visit. The ladies are very knowledgeable, extremely pleasant and helpful and really a joy to talk to about cheese and... more

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5 star rating
Best Cheese selection in Durham Region
June 24, 2013

Met Tammy, the owner when she first opened up. What a pleasure it is to shop here! Finally a quality cheese shop close to home.
Best thing is, if she doesn't have it, she will find it and order it in.
Highly recommended. Lots of special events and wine pairing nights too.

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5 star rating
At last..a great cheese shop in Ajax
May 23, 2013

I visited today for the first time and walked away with a number of excellent cheeses. These gals really know their stuff and have locally-sourced (YEAH!!!) cheeses as well as a good choice of Canadian and imported varieties. I especially liked their British Cheddars. Try the one from Wales...amazing!

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5 star rating
Finally! Delectable cheese in Durham
April 21, 2013

Finally - we don't have to travel to the markets in Toronto to get great cheese. What a surprise when you walk in the door - setting done well, staff that know what they are talking about and pleased to share their knowledge. They want you to try it all and this attitude had me buying more than I had... more

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5 star rating
Yummy cheese
April 05, 2013

Great selection of cheese and very friendly staff. Try before you buy - it's encouraged. We did not try the sandwiches but they looked and smelled great. We used to go to the St Lawrence Market or to Leaside to get our cheese. This place is just as good but way closer, and with free parking. Great find in Durham!

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Cheese is just the Beginning
March 26, 2013

The cheese selection is amazing. While it may be overwhelming at first if you are not a cheese connoisseur, the staff is more than willing to share their vast knowledge of their products. Ranging from the origins of the cheese to the varying production methods to food and wine pairing the ladies are a delight to work with.
Looks like... more

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5 star rating
Not to be missed
March 18, 2013

An incredible selection of high end cheeses hosted by a very knowledgable staff. If there's a cheese you can't find elsewhere, they'll have it... more

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5 star rating
Great start to Valentine's Day
February 13, 2013

Just sampled my "Valentine's Day" order for my husband and me! Wonderful presentation of 3 different cheeses (two in the shape of a heart), and chocolate covered strawberries on an artisan cheese board! Something different for Valentines Day - a great idea! Thank you Country Cheese Country! We will be back!

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5 star rating
A hidden Gem in the Durham Region
January 29, 2013

This quaint location is a great cheese paradise for any cheese lover. The personalized service and with attention to details make this company one of my favorites. My drive to downtown Toronto in no more for cheese and with that savings, I can purchase more cheese:).

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The Best Around - No need to make the city trips anymore
December 27, 2012

I just discovered this little gem of a store and already I'm a big fan. I used to travel into the city to get great cheese, but no more. Though they are relatively new, they carry a very impressive selection. I was greeted warmly and the lady helped me choose some really interesting cheeses based on my tastes. Friendly, attentive,... more

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5 star rating
Amazing find
November 21, 2012

I recently found an amazing new Artisan Cheese store in Ajax. The friendly, knowledgeable staff has introduced me to a world of Canadian Artisan cheeses that I never knew existed. I sat down for lunch, as they serve wonderful grilled cheese sandwiches and learned about their cheeses. I ordered a cheese board for a dinner that I was hosting and... more

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5 star rating
October 06, 2012

Sweet find local artisan cheese in Ajax !!

I saw this place right next to the 401 so I had no choice but to stop. Found some great Ashley Goat and Comfort Cream (maple smoked) both recommended for the venue - went over extremely well at the wine party,,

Tammy the proprietor was very knowledgeable and helpful....

We will be back !!!

Thank You CCC..

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