Ontario Food, Wine & Drink Pairings

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From wine and cheese appetizers to farm fresh main course menus, followed by plenty of dessert, here's an essential list of festive local foods and drink pairings made complete with pickup and delivery options.

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Appetizer Course: Cheese Please


Cheese platters and charcuteries are guaranteed to bring cheer to every home.

Fifth Town + Rosehall Run

Handmade cheeses produced at Fifth Town reflect the flavour and bounty of Prince Edward County. We recommend the Cheese Care Package, a curated selection of their best sellers, including a revolving selection of cow, goat or buffalo cheeses, plus a local cured meat and condiment. 
Location4309 County Road 8, Prince Edward
Delivery & Pickup: Pickup available from their outdoor fridge and delivery can also be arranged.

Pairs well with: The selection of Pinot Noir from Rosehall Run in Prince Edward County, compliments most chèvre and buffalo mozzarella.
Location1243 Greer Road, Wellington
Free shipping for $85+ purchases.
 

Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese + Upper Thames Brewery & Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.

Artisanal cheese maker Gunn’s Hill is located in Oxford County, a picturesque rural region with a rich dairy history.
Location: 445172 Gunn's Hill Road, Woodstock
Place your order by phone and arrange curbside pick-up or trunk delivery.

Pairs well with: The Dark Side of the Moo is a mild, creamy Swiss soaked in Dark Side Chocolate Stout from Upper Thames Brewery.
Location225 Bysham Park Dr #9, Woodstock

Alternatively, or additionally, pair with: Semi-soft, washed seasonal beer from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co.
Location10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill
 

Monforte Dairy + EPIC Wineries + Distinctly Tea 

One of Ontario’s favourite artisanal cheese makers, Monforte uses only seasonal milk from humanely treated animals. Try an assortment of six to eight pieces of their best cheeses in the home delivery boxes. Got questions? Call the Dairy Hotline at (519) 301-0198 or e-mail your inquiry.
Location: 49 Griffith Road, Stratford
Pick up or delivery options are available.

Pairs well with: Assorted cheeses, meet assorted drinks. #WineOrderWednesday is a wine delivery program features 14 local Windsor Essex wineries. Pick out your favourites!
Pick up or delivery options are available.

Alternatively, or additionally, pair with: Artisanal tea. Distinctly Tea offers over 300 high quality loose teas, including special holiday flavours and blends.
Location: 18 York Street, Stratford
Free shipping for orders over $50 within Ontario.
 

Stonetown Artisan Cheese  + Peller Estates

Following in the tradition of the cheese producing process of mountain dairies in the Swiss Alps, Stonetown is a proud 1st place winner from the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.
Location: 5021 Perth County Line 8, St. Marys
Free shipping with every purchase of $100 or more.

Pairs well with: If you asked the Swiss, they’d recommend Fendant, an alpine white wine. However, the more recognized German variety of Riesling makes a perfect pair. Luckily Ontario’s cool-climate conditions allows for some of the world’s finest Riesling, like Peller Estates’ Signature Series Riesling.
Location: 290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Free shipping on orders $99+.
 

Glengarry Fine Cheese + Calabogie Brewing Company, or Reif Estate Winery

Glengarry is an Eastern Ontario cheese maker that specializes in artisan hard and soft style cow and goat milk cheese, including the tasty Celtic Blue, a soft creamy blue cheese.
Location: 5926 County Road 34, Lancaster
Order by phone, shipping within Ontario on orders $50 and more.

Pairs well with: Blue cheese and stout are a winning duo. Get your hands on a seasonal Black Donald stout from Calabogie Brewing Company, a recent gold winner at the Canadian Brewing Awards or their Milk Stout Brown Cow.
Location: 12612 Lanark Road, Calabogie

Alternatively, or additionally, pair with: Another odd couple that just seems to work is blue cheese and Icewine. Look to Reif Estate Winery, Ice Wine pioneers for the perfect Riesling Ice Wine.
Location: 15608 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Shipping charges in Canada range from $20 to $110, case orders in Ontario are free.
 

Perth Cheese Shop + Perth Brewery

Perth Cheese Shop is known for its exquisite and ethical Charcuterie Board selections including our favourite: the ‘Local Local Local’.
Location: 64 Gore Street East #2, Perth
Delivery & Pickup: Within Perth and store pickup available.

Pairs well with: Staying super local, sample six packs from Perth Brewery.
Location: 121 Dufferin Street, Perth
Delivery available locally in Perth and Ontario-wide.
 

St-Albert Cheese Factory Co-op + Saunders Cider Flying Canoe 

Just east of Ottawa, St-Albert is one of Canada’s oldest cooperatives and has been mastering high quality cheddar since the late 19th century.
Location: 150 St Paul Street, St-Albert
Order online, home deliveries available within a 30 km radius of the factory.

Pairs well with: Cheddar and apple make the perfect flavour marriage. Try the refreshing, hand-crafted Flying Canoe cider, now available at Saunders Farm.
Location: 7893 Bleeks Road, Munster, Ottawa
 

Thunder Oak Cheese Farm + Kacaba Vineyards 

The first in Ontario to specialize in creamy Dutch style Gouda. It’s great-ah.
Location: 611 Boundary Drive, Thunder Bay
Order by phone or online and shipping will be arranged.

Pairs well with: Full bodied reds, such as the Signature Series reserve Cabernet Sauvignon from Vineland’s Kacaba Vineyards, Ontario Wine Awards gold winner or if you prefer a white wine, try the Pinot Gris.
Location: 3550 King Street, Vineland
Free shipping on orders of 6 bottles or more.
 

Main Course: Fresh Farm to Table


From direct shipping to delivery services, get locally produced food transported to your doorstep.

On the Move Organics

Delivering high quality, organic and sustainable food to the community, On the Move connects local farmers with urban eaters.
Location: 900 King Street, London
London, Sarnia, Woodstock, St. Thomas: Same-day delivery for orders placed before 9am for Routes. Kitchener/Waterloo: Orders must be in before 9am on Friday for Saturday deliveries.
 

Butcher Box

Butcher Box works with local Ontario Farmers to deliver locally sourced, naturally raised, chemical free beef, pork and poultry.
Location: 2359 Royal Windsor Drive Unit 18
Free shipping on all orders within Ontario.
 

Papa Earth

Customize your order online with AAA beef, grass fed & grass finished beef, pasture raised pork, Ontario lamb and free run chicken.
Location: Ontario Wide
Free delivery in Ontario.
 

Dalew Farms

Northern grass-fed beef, lamb and goat meat.
Location: 10781 Highway 64, Lavigne
Shop online with Click Fork, Northeastern Ontario’s online farmers’ market.
 

The Healthy Butcher

Toronto’s go-to for local, organic meat.
Location: Toronto
$2.99 delivery fee within the city.
 

Farm2Door

Fruits, veggies, meats, cheese, baked goods, prepared food, preserves, and treats direct from local farms to local residents.
Location: North Simcoe & Orillia
Free delivery on orders of $85 or more.
 

Farm 2 Fork

Distribute natural raised premium meat directly to your door.
Location: Ottawa & Toronto
Free delivery on minimum orders of $249 in Ottawa and Toronto area.
 

Fresh City Farms

Fresh City Farms delivers everything from produce and meat to prepared meals, and is FeastOn Certified.
Location: Toronto
Free delivery in the GTA.
 

Nutrafarms

Nutrafarms supports local farmers and provides Ontarians with healthy and convenient locally raised pork, beef and chicken.
Location: 261 King Street, Barrie
Free delivery.
 

Penokean Hills Farms

Created by a small group of Northern Ontario farmers, Penokean Hills offers a number of bulk beef packages designed to support the Algoma farming industry and to provide the community with premium local beef.
Location: 290 Deplonty Road, Bruce Mines
Please call (705)782-4224 to place orders.
 

Farmway Foods

Get local Ontario meats delivered to your door direct from local, family-owned farms throughout Ontario that support natural farming.
Location: Burlington
Free home delivery to most homes in Southern Ontario area.
 

Whispering Meadows

Whispering Meadows specializes in naturally raised organic beef, chicken, pork, lamb and eggs.
Location: 4509 Line 61, Milverton
Order online for farm-to-door delivery to core delivery areas for orders over $350.
 

The Fish Shop

This family-owned local gem specializes in traditional Finnish-style smoked Lake Superior and Lake Nipigon fish.
Location: 1960 Lakeshore Drive, Thunder Bay
Shipping is available within Canada.
 

Metis Fish Market

Get a taste of Georgian Bay from owner Shawn Goulding Zurawski’s, whose grandfather Henry LePage, opened the world famous Henry’s Fish Restaurant at Sans Souci.
Location: 741 Yonge Street, Midland
Online order available.
 

Springhills Trout Farm

This small-scale, second generation family farm raises rainbow trout, arctic char and Lake Erie pickerel using humane methods.
Location: 133241 Allan Park Road, Hanover
Free door-to-door drop off within southwestern Ontario monthly.
 

Dinner & Drink Pairings

Beef + Trius Winery

Most grilled or roasted beef dishes pair well with a confident, full-bodied and flavourful red, such as the Trius Showcase Red Shale Cabernet Franc 2017, a past Ontario Wine Awards red wine of the year winner. Location: 1249 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Direct to home delivery offered within Ontario.
 

Roast Pork + Flat Rock Cellars

Pork is a bit of a chameleon when it comes to pairing, as it depends on the dish. Roast pork ribs pair well with light bodied reds like the Flat Rock Cellars Gravity, a gold winner for Pinot Noir at recent Ontario Wine Awards. Location: 2727 Seventh Avenue, Jordan Station
Ontario wide shipping available.
 

Pork Tenderloin + Colio Estate Winery

Pork tenderloin pairs well with dry whites such as the aromatic Bricklayer’s Reward Herringbone white from Colio Estate Winery.
Location: 1 Colio Drive, Harrow
Free shipping, Minimum $50 purchase
 

Pulled Pork + Collingwood Brewery

Pulled Pork pairs well with a tasty India Pale Ale, like Collingwood Brewery’s White’s Bay IPA.
Location: 10 Sandford Fleming Drive Collingwood
Shipping calculated at checkout.
 

Poultry + 13th Street Winery

Most poultry, including a traditional turkey dinner, pairs well with just about anything. We suggest the award-winning 13th Street Gamay, a refreshing, medium-bodied wine.
Location: 1776 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines
Shipping and porch pick up is available.
 

Fish + Tawse Winery

Fish pairs well with a classic white. Try the Field Blender’s White, a complex blend of Bidal Blanc, Chardonnay Musque, Sauvignon, Viognier and Gewurztraminer from Niagara based Nyarai Cellars.
Location3955 Cherry Ave, Vineland
Half price shipping on six bottles or more.
 

Vegan + Karlo Estates or Southbrook Organic Vineyards or Lake of Bays Brewing

Vegan pairs well with, well, vegan! Karlo Estates is the world’s first vegan certified winery
Location: 561 Danforth Road, Wellington

Southbrook Organic Vineyards is a biodynamic, organic winery that produces several vegan options.
Location581 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Direct to your door delivery is available in Niagara, Hamilton, Oakville, Toronto, Mississagua, Richmond Hill, Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo, Stratford and London.

Lake of Bays Brewing outlines their totally vegan brewing process online.
Location2681 Muskoka District Road 117, Baysville
 

An Assortment of Menu Items + Henry of Pelham’s Speck Bros. Christmas Dinner Essentials

If your menu is a medley of different dishes, cover all your bases with a Chardonnay, a Baco Noir, a Cabernet-Merlot and a large bag of Fraktals, artisanal handmade Canadian maple syrup buttercrunch covered in Belgian chocolate.
Location: 1469 Pelham Road, R.R. #1, St. Catharines
Orders placed prior to December 10 guaranteed delivery before December 25.

 

Dessert: Toastable Sweet Treats


Local dessert ideas and treats worth toasting as you count down the New Year.

Donut Monster + Monarch Tea Co.

Leaders in the donut revolution with their delightful creations, including both vegan and traditional options. Location: 246 Locke Street South, Hamilton
Pre-order for pick-up at their walk-thru.

Pairs well with: Monarch Tea Co. offers virtual tea pairing classes with a certified tea sommelier.
Location: Hamilton
Free shipping within Ontario with promo code: FREESHIP.
 

Doo Doo’s Bakery & Café + Muskoka Roaster Coffee Co.

Handcrafted bursts of sweet or savoury, Doo Doo’s award-winning butter tarts are renowned for their flakey crusts and creamy fillings.
Location: 187 County Road 28, Bailieboro
Order online, shipping available for a minimum order of two dozen through Purolator.

Pairs well with: Muskoka Roastery Coffee Co.’s handcrafted, 100% certified sustainably sourced coffee, including small batch limited edition samplers such as the Butter Tart Brew or the Muskoka Maple, can be found at purveyors of fine coffee all over Ontario.
Location: 8 Crescent Road, Huntsville
Free shipping for orders over $40 within Canada.
 

The Pie Plate Bakery and Cafe + Muskoka Lakes Farm and Winery

The Pie Plate serves the Niagara area with home baked fruit pies, including apple, cherry, pumpkin and more. Location: 1607 Four Mile Creek Road. Virgil

Pairs well with: Muskoka Lakes Farm & Winery‘s Cranberry Wines or Red Maple Dessert Wine.
Location: 1074 Cranberry Road, Bala
Shop online, shipping via Canada Post.
 

Finnia Chocolate and Cacao + Boreal Berry Farm and Winery

Finnia hand crafts its artisanal chocolate and gourmet confections on Manitoulin Island.
Location: 31 Water Street, Gore Bay
Delivery & Pickup: Order online for curbside pickup or direct delivery.

Pairs well with: Manitoulin Maple Apple Ice Cider from Boreal Berry Farm and Winery, North America’s only certified organic haskap orchard.
Location: 748 Little Brule Road, Warren
 

Hummingbird Chocolate + Megalomaniac Winery

Choose from an assortment of award-winning, hand-crafted chocolate, including a small batch holiday selection. You can visit Hummingbird’s charming workshop and retail space just 40 minutes west of Ottawa.
Location: 9 Houston Drive, Almonte
Free shipping on orders over $75 within Ontario.

Pairs well with: Award-winning chocolate deserves award-winning sparkling wine. Megalomaniac Winery snagged two gold Ontario Wine Awards recently for their Sparkling (Riesling) Personality and Bubblehead Sparkling Rosé.
Location: 3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland
Free shipping in Ontario on all online orders until December 25, 2021.
 

SOMA Chocolate Maker + Henry Of Pelham

Visit one of SOMA’s locations in Toronto’s King West or Distillery District neighbourhoods to sample its bean-to-bar chocolates, cookies and truffles.
Location: 443 King Street West, Toronto
Shipping is available via couriers Monday to Thursday.

Pairs well with: Artisanal chocolate and a sparkling rosé is a palate-pleasing combination. Henry Of Pelham‘s Cuvée Catharine Rosé Brut fits the bill.
Location: 1469 Pelham Road., R.R. #1, Street Catharines
Free door to door delivery on orders of 12 bottles or more, select ’12 bottles+’ at checkout.
 

Centre & Main + Hinterland Wine Company

A Northumberland County gem, Centre & Main whips up innovative, artisanal chocolate inspired by pride of place. Location: 50 Centre Street, Warkworth
Shipping: Flat rate shipping fee of $14, free shipping for orders of $60 or more within Ontario.

Pairs well with: Chocolate that celebrates local pride demands a wine that does the same. Hinterland Wine Company produces premium sparkling wine in Prince Edward County.
Location: 1258 Closson Road, Hillier
Free shipping on orders of four or more bottles, choose Quarantine Club at checkout.

For more food and drink pairing tips: Check out the LCBO’s Pair It Forward initiative that celebrates Ontario’s food and beverage makers.

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Note: Wherever your taste buds lead you, you’ll want to first confirm delivery details with each business before ordering as options may change. You’ll need to show proof of age of majority at the time of delivery of all alcoholic orders. Please drink responsibly.

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