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Stratford Says "Cheese!" Week

We love pork, we love chocolate, we love ale—and we love cheese! We’re looking forward to welcoming some real dairy experts to Stratford when the Canadian Dairy XPO comes to town on April 5-6, 2017.

To celebrate this major event, Stratford restaurants will create menus to highlight their signature local cheese dishes during the week of April 1-9, 2017.

Click on the names below for menu details—then visit these businesses and ask for the “Stratford Says Cheese!" Specials. Check restaurant information for hours.

product Anna Mae's Bakery & Restaurant product Bard's Steakhouse
Bentley's quiche Bentley's Bar & Restaurant Boar's Head Boar's Head Pub
Downie Street Burgers poutine Downie Street Burgers Kitchen Smidgen scone Kitchen Smidgen Bakery
Madelyn's tart Madelyn's Diner Mill Stone logo The Mill Stone Restaurant & Bar
Monforte cheese board Monforte on Wellington The Parlour cheese fries The Parlour
Pazzo product Pazzo Taverna and Pizzeria Stratford Country Club pizza Stratford Country Club

 

CheeseFest

Date: April 5th, 2017
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Location: Stratford Rotary Complex (CDX Cow Coliseum)

Canadian Dairy XPO's free event for producers, exhibitors and the local community. Drop into the Cow Coliseum for our Annual social and networking event. Featuring a massive 100% Canadian Cheese buffet from local producers, musical entertainment and local spirits, CheeseFEST is a great way to celebrate our local dairy heritage. Come be part of the CDX culture! Everyone is welcome!


 
 
bentley's sign

Bentley's Bar & Restaurant

99 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON 
N5A 3H1
519-271-1121
bentleysbarinn.ca
Facebook
@BentleysBIR

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
11:30 AM - MIDNIGHT
 

SUNDAY AND MONDAY
11:30 AM - 11 PM

Bentley's quiche

Daily Quiche
Baked fresh daily featuring a variety of local cheeses in a flaky crust and served with your choice of side (soup, salad or fries). Available all day.
$13.99

 
 
Boar's Head Pub Logo

Boar's Head Pub

161 Ontario Street
Stratford, ON 
N5A 3H3
519-271-1400
queensinnstratford.ca

OPEN DAILY
11 AM - 1 AM

Boar's Head mac and cheese

Boar's Head lasagna

Classic Mac and Cheese with Double Smoked Bacon
Featuring cheeses sourced from Ontario and Canada, including Bright’s cheese, cheddar Jack, and parmesan are used to create a rich creamy sauce with double smoked bacon and fresh pasta. Served with garlic toast and Caesars salad.
$13.95


Lasagna
Fresh pasta sheets layered with a rich Italian meat sauce and a blend of Tre Stelle ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan and jack cheeses. Oven baked and accompanied by Caesar salad and garlic bread.
$14.95


Featured Cheesecake
Created in house with the finest of ingredients. Rich cream cheese, eggs, sugar, vanilla and cream are used in our popular offering. Flavoured with a changed selection of coulis, liquors and fresh berries.
$7.50

 
 
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Downie Street Burgers

107 Downie Street 
Stratford, ON N5A 1X2 
(519) 508-5500
downiestreetburgers.ca
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@DownieStBurgers​

TUESDAY TO THURSDAY
11 AM – 8 PM

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY 
11 AM – 9 PM

SUNDAY
11 AM - 7 PM


 Downie Street Burgers poutine

Bacon Jam Poutine
Downie Street Burger's Bacon Jam Poutine is a cheesy, savoury treat! Fresh hand cut fries loaded with St. Albert Cheese curds and smothered with bacon jam, made in-house using EPA beer from Stratford's local Black Swan. Perfect for lunch, dinner or just as a snack with a beer.
$12.00 as an entrée or $4 as a side to a burger

 
 
Kitchen Smidgen sign

Kitchen Smidgen Bakery

36 Water Street South, St. Marys, ON
647-393-3821
kitchensmidgen.com
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FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
7 AM - 3 PM

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Kitchen Smidgen cheese

Fig, walnut goat cheese scone
A light tender all butter and cream scone that highlights C'estbon chevre, toasted walnuts and mission figs.
$2.50

Goat Cheese Chocolate Truffles
Milk or Dark Chocolate exterior shell with inner ganache made with C'estbon Chevre flavoured balsamic vinegar, liquors and spices.
$12.00

Brownie Goat CheeseCake
A rich fudge brownie base topped with a creamy cheesecake that uses C'estbon Chevre.
$3.00

Kitchen Smidgen Bakery will also be offering free sample tastings of all three C'estbon Cheese. C'estbon Chevre is a farmstead, small-batch, hand-made soft, unripened cheese from St. Marys, Ont., (about 20 kilometres southwest of Stratford). George Taylor the cheese maker has been making cheese for over 15 years. The tang you expect is balanced with a luxurious richness but it is the texture that you won’t forget; smooth from first bite to last. 

He has tweaked his chèvre-making process with a few proprietary techniques (his cheese-making takes four days versus a more typical two) – but he emphasizes that the main objective is to have the best milk.

The C’estbon commitment to quality is one of the reasons the company remains a micro-business. Demand is there but expanding would mean Taylor could not make all the cheese himself. In the last 15 years, every batch that has left C’estbon has had George Taylor's hands on it. 

Come in and sample our three cheeses!

1) Chevre

2) Cheddar

3) 1812

 
 
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Madelyn's Diner

377 Huron Street,
Stratford, N5A 5T7
519-273-5296
madelynsdiner.ca
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@MadelynsDiner

 

MONDAY 
8 AM - 2 PM
 

TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
7 AM - 8 PM


SUNDAY
8 AM - 1:30 PM

Madelyn's Diner cheddar bacon tart

Cheddar Bacon Buttertart

Madelyn's Diner is the home of the Award-Winning Bacon Buttertart - add to the perfection we have added cheddar cheese to this sweet and savoury treat for Cheese Week!!
$3.00 each, $15 - 1/2 dozen, $30 - dozen
Available all day while supplies last - call ahead to pre-order as well!!

 
 
 

Monforte on Wellington 

80 Wellington Street
Stratford, ON N5A 2L3 
(519) 301-7256 
monfortedairy.com
Facebook
@MonforteDairy

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY
10 AM – 6 PM

SATURDAY
9:30 AM - 6 PM

Monforte cheese board

Enjoy a savoury cheese board with three Monforte cheeses, all in house cheeses (subject to change). Your cheese board also includes: honey, grainy Mustard, pickles and crackers that are made in house!
$10.00

 
 

Stratford Country Club lounge

Stratford Country Club

53 Romeo Street North,
Stratford, N5A 6S2
519-271-4212
stratfordcountryclub.ca
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@scc1913

TUESDAY TO FRIDAY
11 AM - 2 PM

Open to the public!

Stratford Country Club pizza

Join us for Pizza
The Stratford County Club lounge offers a large selection of your favourite lunch items. Come in and celebrate the Dairy Expo and try one of our tasty cheesy pizza’s that our featured on our menu.

Pizza $11.95- $14.95

Lounge hours are open Tuesday – Friday from 11AM – 2PM; open to the public!

 
 

Bard's logo

Bard's Steakhouse

27 Market Place
Stratford
519-508-2337
27marketplace.com
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TUESDAY TO SATURDAY
11 AM - MIDNIGHT

Bard's Steakhouse cheese board

Cured Meat and Cheese Tray to share
House made pickles, chutneys, mustards, local cured meats and artisanal cheese.
$18.00
Pair with a glass of our house white or red wine for an additional $15.00 (two glasses).

Reservations preferred. Please call Bard's Steakhouse at 519.508.2337.

 
 
Anna Mae's logo

Anna Mae's Bakery & Restaurant

4060 Perth Line 72, Millbank, ON N0K 1L0
519-595-4437
annamaes.ca
Facebook
@AnnaMaesBakery

MONDAY TO SATURDAY
7 AM - 8 PM

Anna Mae's cheese buns

Cheese Rolls
Our cheese dinner rolls are made fresh daily with loads of local cheddar cheese from Millbank Cheese. They are the perfect pairing with any meal or soup! You may try our cheese rolls with a Hot Meal option here at our restaurant where your choice of bun is included! 

$4.25/doz

 
 

Mill Stone logo

The Mill Stone Restaurant & Bar

30 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON N5A 3G8
519-273-5886
themillstone.ca
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@themillstoneon

April 8th 6 - 8 PM

 

Using locally made cheese alongside carefully hand-crafted cocktails, we hope to introduce you to a new world of pairing possibilities beyond the typical wine and cheese combination.
As part of Stratford Says "Cheese Week", The Mill Stone Restaurant and Bar will be hosting an intimate cheese & cocktail pairing event.  Over the course of approximately 2 hours, you will be presented with 5 pairings, some with a more traditional "drink and morsel" approach, others combining these two elements in potentially unexpected ways.  
This is a by-reservation-only event with a limited number of seats.  
$45/Per person

 
 
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Pazzo Taverna and Pizzeria

70 Ontario Street, Stratford, ON N5A 3H2
519-273-6666
pazzo.ca
Facebook
@PazzoStratford

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
11:30 AM - 10 PM

THURSDAY
11:30 AM - 10 PM

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
11:30 AM - MIDNIGHT

SUNDAY
11:30 AM - 10 PM

Pazzo cheese

Hand Stretched Burrata with roasted garlic, fried rosemary and toasted focaccia $14
Available in the Taverna and Pizzeria whenever we are open!
Featuring quality cheese (Toronto, ON) mozzarella, we carefully heat and stretch the curd into a silky pocket that holds a creamy soft cheese filling. Accompanied by roasted garlic it is great spread on warm toast and topped with crispy rosemary leaves.

 
 
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The Parlour

101 Wellington Street, Stratford, ON N5A 2L4
519-271-2772
theparlour.ca
Facebook
@The_Parlour​

MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY
7 AM - MIDNIGHT
 

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY
7 AM - 1 AM
 

SATURDAY
8 AM - 1 AM
 

SUNDAY
9 AM - MIDNIGHT

The Parlour cheese fries

Cheesy Fries
Our Cheesy Sauce is made with Black Swan EPA, Waupoos Cider, Oak Grove Aged Cheddar and cream cheese.  Truly Unique and Delicious!
$7.00

 
 

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