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Oxford County Attracts Local Food Tourism with Cheese Trail

Ontario County Creates Local Food Tourism with “Oxford County’s Cheese Trail”

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Who doesn’t love cheese? With the rise of the local food movement and food tourism, it’s no surprise that one of Ontario’s Counties would try and attract new visitors to its community and showcase some of what they do best – produce cheese.

Oxford County’s tourism department has released its one of a kind “Oxford County’s Cheese Trail” – a guide to all the specialty stores, museums, and restaurants that has something to do with cheese.

Some of the highlights include:

•Elm Hurst Inn – cheddar soup speciality
•Gunn’s Hill – artisan cheese maker
•Bright Cheese & Butter Factory – cheese can be sampled and purchased
•Birtch Farms & Estate Winery – sells local cheese
•Norwich & District Museum – has exhibits on butter and cheese making
•Ingersoll Cheese & Agriculture Museum – features history of a 3,311 kilogram wheel of cheese

More information about the Oxford Cheese Trail guide can be obtained by calling Tourism Oxford at 519-539-9800, ext. 3355 — or by email at

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