A small fishing town near Halifax
Eastern Canada is as close to the United Kingdom and Europe as it is to Canada's own west coast. This is evident in the grocery stores, in particular, at the cheese department, which are often overflowing with European cheeses! Red Leicester, Double Gloucester, Wensleydale, Caerphilly, Edam and Brie! The choice of cheeses is wonderful! We are both big cheese fans, so this refrigerated paradise was one of our favourite hang-outs whilst stocking up on the daily supplies.
Really sharp and aged Cheddar is often our go-to cheese-of-choice, but we were spoiled! Cheddar infused with Irish whisky, with cranberries or apricots, smoked gouda, Camembert, and Stilton.
Cheese is milk's attempt at immortality! Fermented and moldy, old and crumbly or with holes in it... It is a remarkable food...
You can buy a box of crackers and some delicious cheese for about the same cost of burger, fries and a pop. Honestly, what would you prefer?
Walking through the store, we stumble upon more cheese... Parmesan, Mozzarella, Philadelphia cream cheese. Cheese in tubes and jars and boxes. Triangles and squares, wax-covered spheres... With chives, garlic, hot peppers!
Early immigrants were told that the streets of Canada were paved
with gold... It was probably a typo - it should've been 'paved with cold'. However, we think that the streets were paved in cheese... The stores certainly are!
Halifax has more than just a good selection of cheese though. The restaurant and bar scene is bustling and the museums and historic buildings are numerous and interesting. The surrounding area is diverse and rugged with lakes, forest, hills and ocean, and like most of Canada, it seems to be almost void of human life. We always find it remarkable at just how empty Canada is...
That's all the more cheese for us! That's grate!
Even the Eurythmics sang a song about the beloved cheese. "Sweet dreams are made of cheese"
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