Author Archives: Tourism Oxford

Forgotten New Year’s Resolutions

Generally, people think of the future at this time of year. They question what the next year will bring and attempt to make formidable resolutions, even though they know these resolutions will be long forgotten by the end of January. … Continue reading

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Bright Cheese and Butter Mfg Co Ltd. wins numerous awards in their 140th year.

How could a wildly popular 140-year-old Oxford County cheddar cheesemaking company add to more than a century of gloriously tasty accomplishments and accolades? Well Bright Cheese and Butter did exactly that and in grand style – by taking home first … Continue reading

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Oxford at War 1814

Spectators at the Oxford at War 1814 re-enactment can feast on local culinary delights as the battle rages and the Americans invade the good people of Oxford County. Come for the history, stay for the food and relive the three … Continue reading

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Olde Bakery Café

One sunny Saturday afternoon I decided to drive the back roads from Woodstock to Ingersoll to visit the always charming Olde Bakery Café for lunch. Nestled in amongst the quaint, historical buildings in the heart of Downtown this treasured gem … Continue reading

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The Toast

It’s just after work on Friday, and I am assembling a tray of artisan cheeses. As I look down I see Oxford County represented with Five Brothers (Gunn’s Hill), Extra Old Cheddar (Bright Cheese & Butter), Wild Nettle Gouda (Mountainoak … Continue reading

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Shep Ysselstein Wins Canada’s BDC Young Entrepreneur Award

Capturing the prestigious 2014 Business Development Bank of Canada’s BDC Young Entrepreneur Award, Shep Ysselstein, the innovative owner of Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, has added yet another historic page to Oxford County’s illustrious annals of cheesemaking. The affable 31-year-old cheesemaker … Continue reading

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An Afternoon In Oxford County- Blog by OCTA’s Trevor Benson

Oxford County is proud of its rural roots.  Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, Oxford is home to several thriving communities–and a whole lot of dairy cows. History buffs revel in the regions rich culture.  Did you know that … Continue reading

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12 Days of Cheese

12 Days of Cheese On the first day of Christmas My true love sent to me A Cheese lover’s gift basket from Dairy Capital Cheese On the second day of Christmas My true love sent to me: 2 handcrafted Patina’s … Continue reading

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Baking a Christmas Treasure – Coyle’s Country Store a Baker’s Haven

Christmas is a busy time for all, there are presents to buy, parties to attend, decorating to be done and of course, baking.  Not just any baking, but Christmas baking.  Baking at Christmas means variety and to help you find … Continue reading

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3rd Annual SoupStock, Extraordinarily Delicious!

As I walk down the stairs, I am met with the mouthwatering aroma radiating from the the 3rd Annual SoupStock fundraising event. Twelve talented local chefs created their own signature soup for everyone to sample. All proceeds going directly to … Continue reading

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