made by hand with the freshest ingredients

about us

Our commitment is to quality, fairness and integrity.

We sold our first cheese in 1996, the culmination of six years of trial and error on the farm and in the kitchen. Then, as now, our cheeses are all handmade, using traditional methods and only natural ingredients. The list of what we put in our cheese is short - 100% pure goat milk, sea salt, dairy culture and rennet. The quality of those ingredients is the key to its great taste.

Principally, we're known for our chèvres, although we also make several other types of goat cheeses (feta cheeses, surface ripened cheeses, and even a hard cheese).

We make our cheese at our farm on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, and while you can buy our cheese as far east as Toronto and as far south as California, we encourage you to come to the island, wander the farm, and taste the cheese fresh for yourself.

Our goal is to make simply the best tasting cheese you will find, from one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Welcome to Salt Spring Island Cheese Company.

"Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality."
-- C.P. Fadiman

our cheeses

We make a variety of cheeses, our most popular of which is a soft, fresh goat cheese, which in North America is known as a 'chèvre', or simply 'chevre'. We also make feta cheeses, surface ripened cheeses (similar to a brie or camembert), a washed rind cheese, and a sheep's milk hard cheese.

For a complete menu of our cheeses, click below:

click here for cheese menu

We've also provided a few answers to some of our more frequently asked questions:

Do you ship?
Unfortunately, not just yet.

Is your cheese pasteurised?
Yes, all of our cheese is pasteurised.

How long does the cheese last? 
Presuming the cheeses are well refrigerated and properly packaged, they last approximately 2 months. After they are opened, the soft cheeses last a week to ten days in the refrigerator. Our aged cheeses, if they are rewrapped in their original package and kept refrigerated, should last at least two weeks, or until their best before date.

"One cannot think well, love well, or sleep well, 
if one has not dined well." 
-- Virginia Woolf

where to buy

Our own primary retail locations:

the farm shop

salt spring market

At our farm shop all of our cheeses are available for tasting and sale. You are free to wander around the farm, see the animals and enjoy the scenery. 

You can watch the cheese being made through our viewing windows and take a self-guided tour through the cheesemaking process.

285 Reynolds Road
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
(250) 653-2300
May to October: 10-5 daily
November to April: 10-4 daily

Each Saturday, from April through October, you can visit Canada's best loved outdoor arts, crafts, and farm market: The Salt Spring Island Saturday Market.

We have had a booth at the market since 1996 and we encourage you to visit the market and see what the other artisans produce, such as fresh breads, soaps, flowers, pottery, pastries, and paintings.

Centennial Park
Ganges, British Columbia
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
April - October

also available in these stores:

Our cheese can also be found at the following stores across the US and Canada:

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song... it would be a merrier world."
-- J.R.R. Tolkien

contact us 
& find the farm

We are on Reynolds Road, about 2 kilometers from Fulford Harbour, and only a short detour on the way to Ruckle Park. You will also find us at the Saturday Market in Grace Point on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when the market is open.

Zoom in on the below Google Map for a precise view of our farm location. 

285 Reynolds Road
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
(250) 653-2300
May to October: 10-5 daily
November to April: 10-4 daily

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." 
-- Hippocrates