Local Eats [ Grey County ] :: The Cheese Gallery

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The Cheese Gallery is as amazing as it sounds. Who doesn’t love cheese AND looking at handcrafted artwork? The two go hand in hand – why do you think there’s cheese at every art show opening? I had the pleasure of indulging at The Cheese Gallery during my winter adventures with Grey County Tourism. Let’s just say, I’m glad I know about it now but I’m still wondering where The Cheese Gallery has been all my life!

I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog :: The Cheese Gallery

Nestled in the town of Thornbury, this town is in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Yes, those Blue Mountains where ski enthusiasts flock and some of our Olympians are raised. You might also know Thornbury as it’s the birthplace of our delicious winter apple, the Red Prince. Thornbury is the only place in the world it’s grown! But I digress, you didn’t come here to read about apples.

I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog :: The Cheese Gallery

If you haven’t guessed it yet, The Cheese Gallery is a cheese lover’s DREAM! Your eyes will pop when you witness the variety of cheeses – over 50 of them! While some are locally sourced, others come from far and wide to ensure their amazing flavour. The Gruyere? From Switzerland. Parmesan? All the way from Italy. The Gouda? …you catch my drift.

I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog :: The Cheese Gallery

I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog :: The Cheese Gallery

You can indulge in a cheese tasting board along with a homemade French onion soup, or go with the classic – a grilled cheese of course! Although if you’re going to have anything, hands down try the grilled cheese of the day. Variety is the spice of life after all! Fortune had it that their daily grilled cheese was a Raclette and garlic jam combo… and boy was it to DIE for! I still dream about this amazing sandwich!

I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog :: The Cheese Gallery

Another think you have to try (especially on a winter day!) is their amazing Meredith’s Ginger Elixer Latte. I’m honestly not a fan of ginger, but this drink won me over. A frothy cup of heaven with a small bite of sass at the end that’ll warm you up on the coldest of winter days. Oh, and you MUST get it with a homemade marshmallow from Marsh Street Sweets. Honestly, there’s a reason why it’s on my epic list of 150 experiences to celebrate Canada for my country’s 150th birthday – it’s THAT good! Also, don’t forget to grab a bottle of Meredith’s sweet nectar on your way out. With summer coming, the lemon lime flavour makes the perfect patio drink with some tonic water.

I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog :: The Cheese Gallery

I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog :: The Cheese Gallery

The Cheese Gallery is an amazing local gem in the heart of Grey County. Although if you’re hoping to stay a while, I’d suggest avoiding peak hours. There’s not a whole lot of seating room, and with décor as cute as this? You’ll want to sit and enjoy the ambiance while indulging in delectable Cheddar, Parmesan, Limburger… you catch my drift. Oh, and that handcrafted artwork I mentioned? All sourced from local artisans. How amazing is that?!

I've Been Bit! A Travel Blog :: The Cheese Gallery

While there’s lots of places to eat in Blue Mountain, I highly suggest taking the short 20 minute drive into the town of Thornbury. Casey and her crew are absolute gems and will make this meal a highlight of your trip. Celebrating 7 years in June and open daily from 8am to 6pm, I promise The Cheese Gallery‘s edible art is worth it!

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DISCLAIMER:
Another big thank you to Grey County Tourism for inviting me up to indulge in this amazingly cheesy heaven. A huge thank you as well to The Cheese Gallery for their hospitality and in making my expectation of a grilled cheese sandwich 100x higher than it ever was before. All reviews and opinions are my own.

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20 Comments

  1. Jaimee Nicole Bell

    April 8, 2017

    Okay wow! This place is very, very interesting! That grilled cheese looks delicious. And home-made marshmellows!?!? what!?!? Okay it all looks delicious! :)

    • Lindz author

      April 8, 2017

      It sure is!! I can’t wait to go back next time I’m in the area – I’m curious to know what their grilled cheese of the day will be! 😸

  2. Chiara

    April 8, 2017

    Omg I love cheese!! I didn’t know this place existed. Grilled cheese is absolutely my favourite, but I’m not picky, I would eat it in any way :)

    • Lindz author

      April 8, 2017

      Grilled cheese is the best!! I love trying new cheeses too – I’m hoping the next time I’m there that the grilled cheese of the day will be a kind of cheese I’ve never had before!

  3. Eryn MacGillivray

    April 8, 2017

    UGH! I love cheese this looks so amazing D: If I’m ever in the area I will so check it out!

    • Lindz author

      April 8, 2017

      I hope you make it so you can – The Cheese Gallery is to die for!

  4. Deepika

    April 10, 2017

    I love cheese! The place is a cheese paradise it seems!! Everything here looks so yum and the concept of admiring the amazing art with tie favourite cheese is just so awesome👍🏻 Keep exploring and sharing your experiences 😊

    • Lindz author

      April 10, 2017

      Thanks so much! The Cheese Gallery is a true gem 💎

  5. Menorca

    April 10, 2017

    I love love cheese! But the mild ones mostly :) This place looks adorable!I’d love to go there.

    • Lindz author

      April 11, 2017

      I’m the same way! I don’t mind something a little bit stronger, but cheeses like blue & gorgonzola? Ick!

  6. RJ

    April 10, 2017

    Seriously? I just ate dinner and I’m SALIVATING again! Thank you for providing happy dreamland thoughts for the foreseeable future!

    • Lindz author

      April 11, 2017

      Haha you’re very welcome!! No matter how full I am, The Cheese Gallery always looks appetizing so I can relate!!

  7. Valerie Wilson

    April 11, 2017

    You had me at cheese! Haha :)
    Sounds like I need to visit soon, thank you for sharing!

    • Lindz author

      April 11, 2017

      Haha cheese is always a good motivator – especially with so much variety! :)

  8. Christina

    April 11, 2017

    A CHEESE GALLERY???? Count me in!! Everything you ate looks delicious…

    • Lindz author

      April 11, 2017

      It WAS delicious!! The Cheese Gallery is amazing! 😸

  9. Amy Rebecca Krigsman

    April 12, 2017

    Cheese is life! 🙌😍

  10. Jen

    April 14, 2017

    I LOVE Thornbury and have been to the Cheese Gallery but it’s just a little further for us when we are in Bruce County. We often only go as far as Owen Sound, so you have to check out the Milk Maid there if you haven’t gone!. They make amazing scones a couple times a week, carry cheeses from all over and have become a thriving, little business in downtown Owen Sound. Definitely worth a stop for a coffee and a visit!

    • Lindz author

      April 14, 2017

      I actually have been to the Milk Maid! My mom & I stumbled upon it a year or two ago. They definitely have amazing stuff!

  11. Becky

    April 22, 2017

    So much cheese it looks amazing! 😀

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