Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese is a small artisan cheese plant nestled within the rolling hills of Gunn's Hill Rd., in Oxford County, Ontario. The cheeses produced at Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese are truly unique although you can taste the Swiss influence from techniques and recipes Shep learned while making cheese in the town of Handeck, in the Swiss Alps. Today, there are two full time cheese makers and a team of staff that work diligently to produce some of Canada's finest award winning cheeses. Owners Shep Ysselstein and Colleen Bator are proud of the little thriving business that is now seeing their cheeses in over 300 locations across Ontario!
The cheese plant is located within the heart of the Dairy Capital of Canada and is only minutes away from downtown Woodstock. The milk used to create the cheeses comes from the neighbouring family dairy farm, Friesvale Farms, where the finest Canadian milk is produced. To ensure cheeses that are of top quality and taste Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheeses are hand crafted using traditional cheese-making methods.
Visitors are welcome to visit Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese to experience the unique area, learn about dairy farming and local agriculture, take a tour (must be booked ahead of time) and most importantly, simply enjoy wonderfully delicious cheeses.