The Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company is privately owned, environmentally and socially responsible enterprise producing fine hand made cheeses using fresh, locally produced goat and sheep milk. The product development processes reflects the spirit of the Fifth Town brand, which aims to integrate traditional methods, contemporary tastes, and craftsmanship ethics with local terroir. Situated on 20 acres of agricultural land on the eastern ridge of Prince Edward County, the 4800 square foot Fifth Town dairy processing, retail and educational facility enhances the practice of artisan cheese making with advanced sustainable design. The project achieved Platinum LEED accreditation under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program in March 2009.
In the summer, we host wine and cheese tastings in our (Re)Source Pavillion. For more information on upcoming dates, please visit our website during months of June-September. Self-Guided Green Building Tour maps are available all year round.
History of Fifth Town
Fifth Town Artisan Cheese Company officially opened in June 2008 with only 5 employees and three farm suppliers. We made our first batch of cheese at the dairy on July 2nd, 2008.
Since our opening, Fifth Town has won over 35 awards for our cheese and sustainability initiatives and our presence in retail and foodservice establishments continues to grow. Our customers and community inspire us to make great cheese in the greenest way possible and we thank them for their ongoing support!