Where to Find Cheese Shops in Ottawa

We think cheese is one of the best things in life. From soft gooey varieties like brie and camembert to hard slabs like parmesan and pecorino romano, it’s hard to go wrong with the milk derivative — unless you have an allergy or sensitivity. If you are one of the unlucky ones to suffer from lactose intolerance, we feel your pain. There simply is no substitute.

Cheese can take a dish to the next level like a slice of Swiss cheese on your favourite burger, that lid of gruyère over French onion soup, or an omelette oozing with cheddar. Think of how many a sad vegetable like cauliflower would not left on plates without a cheesy topping.

Cheese can also be the star of the show all on its own. Put a platter of cheeses out at a party with an accompaniment of breads, crackers, fruit and jellies, and watch crowds gather.

While some grocers, like Loblaws, have upped their game in terms of providing variety and quantities of cheese, the best place to get cheese is still a specialist cheese shop. There you can get the best quality, expert advice and sample before you buy.

This is where to shop for cheese in uptown Ottawa.

International Cheese & Deli

Address: 40 Byward Market Square, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S6

Phone: (613) 241-5411

internationalcheeseinc.com

Serious Cheese

Address: 442 Hazeldean Rd, Kanata, ON K2L 1V2

Phone: (613) 521-4818

seriouscheese.com

Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli

Address: 1321 Wellington St W, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3B2

Phone: (613) 722-8753

ottawabagelshop.com

Jacobsons Gourmet Concepts

Address: 141 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1M 1L4

Phone: (613) 746-6002

jacobsons.ca

Trappe à Fromage de l'Outaouais (Gatineau)

Address: 200 Rue Bellehumeur, Gatineau, QC J8T 8N6

Phone: (819) 243-6411

trappefromage.com

La Trappe à Fromage de l'Outaouais (Maloney)

Address: 574 Boulevard Maloney E, Gatineau, QC J8P 1G1

Phone: (819) 243-6411

trappefromage.com

Seed to Sausage General Store

Address: 729 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 7B1

Phone: (613) 422-5202

seedtosausage.ca