Canadian Cheese Directory

Welcome to the Canadian Cheese Directory, a comprehensive database dedicated solely to Canadian cheeses made from cow, goat, sheep, or buffalo milk.

Canada produces more than 1050 cheeses that are listed in the Canadian Cheese Directory. The several varieties of cheese have been established according to guidelines including the type of milk, the cheese category, the milk treatment, the fat content, the ripening period and the production method.

In Canada, cheeses are classified according to the moisture content. Six (6) categories were established. Most Canadian cheeses fall into the firm, soft or semi-soft cheese category. The distribution of Canadian cheeses over the six categories is illustrated below:

Distribution by moisture content of cheese:soft 26%, semi-soft 22%, fresh 11%, hard 4%, blue-veined 2%, firm 35%.

You can obtain cheese information by choosing one of the following 3 options:


Examples for your search: Cheese Name, Company Name, Classification, Characteristics and/or Particularities

For more detailed information regarding cheese manufacturers or cheese classifications; please refer to the following links:

If you are a Canadian cheese maker or if you represent a Canadian cheese manufacturer, you can register your cheeses using the online registration form:


The Canadian Cheese Directory is compiled and updated by the Canadian Dairy Information Centre (CDIC) in collaboration with the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ)

Ministère d'Agriculture, Pêcheries et Alimentation Québec
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada



The Canadian Cheese Directory is based on information obtained, on a voluntary basis, from Canadian cheese manufacturers and our own research. The Canadian Dairy Information Centre (CDIC) cannot guarantee the accuracy of all information included in this directory. To obtain further details and information about a specific cheese, we suggest that you contact the respective cheese manufacturer directly.



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