Cheeses in this category are soft, sometimes spreadable, and almost always sold as a refrigerated product. Mascarpone, feta, and cream cheeses all fall into this category. Fresh cheeses are often used as ingredients in baking or as spreadable appetizers paired with crackers.
Valfrais Cream Cheese With Herbs
This soft triple cream cheese begins with a soft texture and finishes with a tang. Garlic and herbs elevate this cream cheese to a level that makes it heavenly for even the most discerning cheese palate.
Regal de Bourgogne “Dessert Cheese”
This dessert cheese is infused with white raisins to give it an extra dimension of sweetness, and plum brandy for an elegant finish. A fine addition to any table any time of year, Regal de Bourgogne is most popular around the holiday season.
Also available with Papaya, Walnut, Cranberry and Bruschetta.
Chèvretine Goat Cheese
This goat cheese line can serve both as an ingredient in your favourite goat cheese recipe or served on a cracker as a subtle appetizer. Creamy, cheesy, and perfect. Available in semi-firm style, or as a softer goat cheese log.
Il Villaggio Mascarpone
The ultimate in rennet-free cheese, mascarpone is made from cow’s milk without the benefit of a starter culture, giving it a smooth texture. This star mascarpone is imported from Italy.
Ricotta, Mascarpone, Bocconcini and Feta cheeses are all on offer from this popular Canadian cheese company. Tre Stelle has produced award-winning cheeses of the highest quality for over fifty years.
Krinos produces and imports high quality Sheep Milk Feta and Macedonian Feta. Their imported Macedonian Feta is aged in oak barrels and features a taste that feta connoisseurs will love, while Krinos Sheep Milk Feta features a smooth texture that is fabulous for cooking.
Denninger’s carries all flavours of Apetina Feta cheese. Some is produced in Canada and the rest is imported from Denmark and Greece. The Apetina line is extensive and offers herbed feta, light feta, feta in oil with various seasonings, tomato & basil feta wedges, and much more. Come on in to see the full Apetina line at your nearest Denninger’s store.
This traditional soft cheese is made from goat’s milk and features a light, tangy taste. It retains its shape when baked, and a favourite serving method is hot on a flatbread. The original flavour is certified Kosher.
Flavours available: Bruschetta, Fine Herbs, Garlic, Peppercorn.
Western Cream Cheese
Western Cream Cheese is a natural cheese product made without chemicals or stabilizers, resulting in a clean, fresh taste with a velvety texture.
Flavours available: Plain, Light, Green Onion
Liberty Quark – Fresh Cheese
This is a German style soft cheese that is ideal for those watching their waistlines. Fat content is kept very low due to the special process, usually near 0.25 percent, a fraction of the fat of many other cheeses. It can be substituted wherever a recipe calls for cream cheese, and is high in calcium and other nutrients.
Hewitt’s Cottage Cheese
Hewitt’s, headquartered in Hagersville, has been producing dairy products in Ontario commercially since 1950. Their smooth, creamy cottage cheese features the freshness and care that Hewitt’s is known for locally.
This Norwegian goat cheese was released just in time for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Denmark. It is made from 80% goat’s milk and 20% cow’s milk, and can be used as a soft spread. A great first experience for anyone who has not yet tried goat’s milk cheese.
Gjetost Ski Queen
One of the oldest Scandinavian cheeses, this semisoft cheese is made from caramelized goat’s milk, and has a sweet flavour that is popular with both Norwegians and international cheese lovers.
Harzer Kase, or “Hand Cheese”, has a slightly spicy but strong fragrance, and is flexible while still retaining its softness. It is made from sour skimmed cow’s milk and hand-shaped into small rounds, which is where it gets its name.
This subtle-tasting gourmet spreadable cheese features blue veins throughout which give it a distinctive appearance and texture.