It’s no secret we like cheese. It’s buttery, delicate, sharp, salty, tangy, even nutty and one small slice is all we need to satisfy a craving. We like to fondue, enjoy raclette and especially love getting to know the cheesemakers and mongers in Alberta. In this column, we’ve discovered monthly subscriptions and cheesemaking kits to create excitement and anticipation. Plus, we’ve sampled the most delicious freshly made curds and plant-based cheese that we challenge you to try, and we found a fun gift for the turophile in your life.

This month we are all about cheese and in our Shop Local Column we have found some really cool items to occupy your time. Check out local producer Crystal Springs Cheese making cheese and curds, and this cool gadget to wow your friends with, The Swissmar Girouette Cheese and Chocolate Curler. Some of the best vegan cheese is made in Banff by Glowfood Cheese and available locally. Try your hand at cheese making with the best cheese making kits from Springbank Cheese Co.

Bridgeland Market

A cheese-of-the-month subscription is a great way to learn about different types of cheese, tasty condiments and charcuterie board items. Bridgeland Market offers a monthly cheese  subscription available in 3, 6 and 12-month options. The in-house cheesemonger carefully curates each box to include three delicious cheese varieties and an assortment of other goodies like crackers, preserves, pickles, olives or even chocolate. Subscriptions are available for delivery or pick-up at the market and are ready the first Thursday of every month. Looking for more cheesy goodness? Visit the market or the website to check out and order cheese trays, charcuterie boards and cheese gift baskets.

Cheese of the Month Subscription | $60.00/month |