The Perfect 2 Day Oxford County Cheese Trail Itinerary
As the dairy capital of Canada, Oxford County has assembled a collection of the region's finest shops that feature local cheese or dairy items. Covering a vast area, the Oxford County Cheese Trail serves as a treasure map to help you plan your legen-dairy adventure.
Come here to discover artisanal batches of sheep's milk cheeses that you won't find outside of Oxford County including the incredibly snack-friendly sheep-made cheese curds that you can either have as plain, herb and garlic, lemon pepper, jalapeno lime, and chilli flake.
Stop 1 – Red Dragon Dairy
Stop 2 – Brickhouse Brewpub
Located in a converted pumphouse from the early 1900s, this is the best spot to try the staples and seasonal brews combined with a delicious pairing of pub favourites such as tacos, mac & cheese, fish & chips, buttermilk fried chicken, flatbreads, salads, burgers, and a ton of shareable appetizers.
Along the way, you'll hear the stories of how they built the goat's milk ice cream company, you'll tend to their animals (chicken, alpacas, llamas, goats, and more!), feeding them, gather eggs, have a walk with their goats or alpacas, taste local cheeses, and close off with a flight of their goat ice cream.
Stop 3 – Udderly Ridiculous Ice Cream
Stop 4 – SixThirtyNine
Opening its doors in 2005, SixThirtyNine has been delivering farm-to-table experiences in Woodstock, Ontario before it was considered “cool”. Focusing on weaving the bounties of local farms, hunting for the highest quality, and finding innovative approaches to excite the senses, every bite is a delight.
There's nothing like starting your day with a little chocolate. Make your way to Habitual Chocolate after breakfast at the Elm Hurst Inn & Spa and be greeted by the owner and chocolatier, Philippe Lehner.
Stop 5 – Habitual Chocolate
Stop 6 – Early Bird Coffee
At this point in the morning, you might be looking for a refill of coffee so what better way to stay perked up than to head over to Early Bird Coffee.
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