It's spring, and the Leafs aren't in the playoffs yet again. Maybe we need something to cheer, or expound upon.
Despite the restrictions on milk marketing and the use of raw milk, we are seeing some pretty darned good cheddar cheeses in Ontario. I think we're at the point where most makers realize that it doesn't need to be orange (The Cheddar Gorge in the UK gave its name to the UK version, which is almost universally acknowledged to have been surpassed by Canadian versions), Which one is the best? In addition to Balderson's and Black River, there are many smaller producers emerging, and some which are sadly passing by the wayside due to retirement. I used to love the one that you had to request from 'under the table' from a vendor who stopped showing up at the North SLM a few years ago. What are your suggestions as to the best current version?