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Say Cheese: an ode to cheese in Toronto

Hard, soft, blue or stinky, I have never met a cheese I didn’t like. I’m no expert; in fact, I’m more lactose junkie than I am curd nerd. Sheep, goat, buffalo, reindeer or regular cow’s milk cheese all have my personal seal of approval. No matter what your taste in cheese, Toronto has an almost overwhelming selection for you to choose from. If you want a more French village feel, head to Kensington Market for the greatest concentration of cheese shops per capita in the city. Global Cheese can be a little overwhelming; bazillions of cheeses bump shoulders with crowds of eager customers who vie for the attention of the friendly staff. Don’t be intimidated. There are plenty of staff members, so you won’t have to wait long and they are super helpful with cheese suggestions to suit any occasion or taste. Generous with samples, you can give their cheeses a try before you settle on one you like. Also in Kensington Market is the fabulous Cheese Magic which specializes in sheep and goats cheese varieties. The Cheese Boutique is a great place for the novice and connoisseur alike. The enthusiastic staff will wheel

Happy Cheese Day, Everyone!

Every year, one holiday comes along that trumps all others. On this day, you understand the meaning of your life, and you cherish time spent with your loved ones in front of a raging fire, speaking of the times you’ve spent together on this holiday in years past. And all is right in the world. I speak, of course, of Cheese Day! What’s that, you say? You’ve never heard of Cheese Day? For shame, good sir and/or madame! For Cheese Day is the best day there e’er was. Okay, so I’m joking. I also hadn’t heard of Cheese Day until this year, but now that I have, I’m very excited to celebrate it. In a sense, every day is Cheese Day around these parts: if there’s a food I’ll choose above all others, it’s certainly cheese. But nonetheless, this Cheese Day I will take extra time to eat my beloved processed milk. Cheese Day is January 20, and I plan on eating nachos as my cheese dish of choice; however, I sense that a taster platter of various cheeses may make an appearance. To make things extra interesting, I’