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What Are We About?Behind the NameOur Cheeses What Are WE About?CHASING THE CHEESE IS IN CELEBRATION MODE!

Not only is Chasing the Cheese moving to a fantastic and bigger location at 330 Charlotte Street (at the corner of Reid St.), we are also poised to celebrate our sixth anniversary on October 1st!

You know us as Peterborough’s premiere source for quality, artisanal and farmstead cheese – local, Canadian and imported. Our goal over the last six years has consistently been to support small-scale cheese producers and to encourage the positive trend towards an educated appreciation of fine foods.

Our new location will continue to offer the same attention to detail in our product selection and customer service.

With more than double our current square footage, Chasing the Cheese is primed to offer specialty food demonstrations and even educational classes hosted by knowledgeable guests. Once we settle into our new space, we will explore the possibilities of new product lines and specialty services.

Please join us as we continue to grow Chasing the Cheese.  Come celebrate our exciting new space, our sixth anniversary and the expansion of the business.  We’ll toast to new beginnings together and the simple pleasures in life that should be enjoyed.

Please watch social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter) and our website for further details.  As always, thank you for your ongoing support!

Chasing the Cheese will be closed for Tuesday, September 27th and Wednesday, September 28th while we set up shop in the new location. It's our goal to be open again on Thursday, September 29th at 330 Charlotte St (corner of Charlotte and Reid)

Welcome to Chasing the Cheese!

Too often, cheese lovers in the Peterborough area lament that ‘If you want really good cheese, you have to go to Toronto to get it… or France’. My goal is to change that by offering a broad range of quality and artisan cheese from across Canada and beyond. I bring quality cheese to eager cheese lovers in the Peterborough region. I aim to expose people to both great and humble cheeses that they might not otherwise have an opportunity to try at home. I offer an educational element to those who want to experience another layer of the cheese world. These are simple pleasures, that should be satisfied.

Over the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in small-scale cheese making across Canada. Many new small producers are creating fabulous artisan and farmstead cheeses. As part of this positive trend Ontario is returning to its dairy heritage. At its height the Ontario cheese industry had hundreds of small producers scattered around the province creating fine quality cheeses. Chasing the Cheese celebrates this heritage and the new and creative cheeses coming from Ontario. However, it is not the aim to exclude the many other wonderful offerings from afar. For this reason, you’ll see a wide variety of local, regional and national cheeses from across the country and beyond available on my list.

While my selections vary month to month, my goals remain steadfast. I am not an out-of-reach expert, but an individual who knows what she likes and wants to share it with others. In most cases, the cheese speaks for itself but it’s my job to celebrate and promote it. Please join me as I continue Chasing the Cheese.


Contact Chasing the Cheese

Julie Austin
(705) 775-0525

372 Water Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9H 3L6

Tuesday, Wednesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, Friday: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, Monday: CLOSED

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Quicklinks to Our Cheeses

Beemster Extra Old

Bleu d’Élizabeth


Cape Vessey

Le Chèvre Noir

Ciel de Charlevoix

Comté Reserve


Fleur en Lait

Gorgonzola Dolce

Grey Owl

Gruyère de Grotte (cave aged)

Hercule du Charlevoix


Lighthall Tomme

Niagara Gold

Paillot de chèvre

Provincial Smoke

Available cheeses change on a regular basis and not all cheeses listed will be available.

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(705) 775-0525

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