Who Are We?
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 buffalo 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.
This year we are preparing cheese and charcuterie boards with olives/condiments for $ 15, for eating on our patio or take-out as a picnic. Good value. Or purchase our in-house freshly squeezed orange juice and artisan ice cream made with 100% Ontario buffalo cream/ milk. We also stock bottled water and a fine assortment of cured meats and 100% natural, nitrate free beef jerky as well as honey and preserves made from fruit from our bees and orchard. Fresh fruit will be available as we harvest. WE DO NOT SPRAY OR APPLY FUNGICIDES TO OUR ORCHARD AND VINEYARD, so feel free to walk with your children and pets around the property.
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!