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Taste perfection at Hummingbird Chocolate Maker, a producer of craft small batch dark chocolate. Their Hispaniola Cacao Bar won the top honour at the Academy of Chocolate Awards. SOMA Chocolatemaker in Toronto’s Historic Distillery District is known for small-batch treats. Follow the year-round Apple Pie Trail or one of Savour Stratford's Culinary Trails; the Chocolate Trail and the Bacon and Ale Trail.
Sample BeaverTails, delicious pastries topped with your choice of flavours in Ottawa’s Byward Market. Wellington County's Butter Tarts and Buggies invites you to taste tempting varieties of butter tarts. Or follow Ontario’s largest self-guided year-round Butter Tart Tour in Kawarthas Northumberland. Savour the delectable flavours of Prince Edward County along the Taste Trail.
The Upper Canada Cheese Company produces exquisite semi-soft artisanal Guernsey milk cheeses.Thunder Oak Cheese Farm, just outside Thunder Bay, is one of the only farms in Ontario making creamy Dutch Gouda cheese. In Lancaster, stop in at Glengarry Fine Cheese for some award-winning, aged Lankaaster. Gunn’s Hill Cheese in Woodstock, part of the Oxford Cheese Trail, boasts all Canadian dairy milk cheeses. Turophiles shouldn’t miss the Cheese Museum in Ingersoll. Taste daily fresh cheese curds at St. Albert Cheese Factory.
Ontario’s micro-breweries are anything but ordinary. Enjoy the ‘Netherworld Pumpkin Spiced Ale’ at the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery in Barrie. Mill Street Brewery in east Toronto won Canadian Brewery of the Year for three consecutive years. Creemore Springs brews with an old world philosophy to create good old fashioned pure natural beer. Sample a pint of Grizzly Beer from Toronto’s Bellwoods Brewery or celebrate years of carefully crafted premium Pilsner with Steam Whistle Brewing. Great craft beers in Eastern Ontario include Barley Days in Prince Edward County, Beau’s, Clocktower Brew Pub, Kichesippi, and Big Rig in Ottawa, and Perth Brewery.
Speciality brews salute the lakes and rivers and endless wilderness of the north at Sleeping Giant Brewing Company in Thunder Bay, Lake of the Woods Brewery in Kenora and Lake of Bays Brewery in Bayville.
Tour Ontario’s only Sake brewery at Ontario Spring Water Company in Toronto, or sample finely crafted spirits at small batch distilleries such as Dillon’s in Beamsville, Still Waters Distillery in Concord, Toronto Distillery Company or Bloomfield’s 66 Gilead Distillery. Toast the apple with a dry-hoped Cider from Spirit Tree in Caledon or a premium hand-crafted apple cider at Thornbury Cider. Sample creative flavours at County Cider in Prince Edward County such as peach, pear and blood-orange infused ciders.
Follow one of Ontario’s self-guided Brewery Discovery Routes to sample some of the best craft beer, local cider and fresh food that Ontario’s Greenbelt has to offer. The maps feature local craft breweries and cideries, farmers’ markets, delicious Feast ON restaurants and more.