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Brie and Camembert are bloomy rind cheeses characterized by their edible, downy white rinds. Comox Brie's buttery soft interior is a gentle, creamy flavour.
Comox Brie & Camembert are excellent served on their own. For optimal flavour, serve at room temperature. Delicious topped with chutney or tart jam. Great baked in oven 325°F for 10 minutes. Lovely with baguettes, crackers or toast. Perfect on cheese plates. Good with white or red wines.
How to select the Perfect Camembert.
How to Judge a Cheese? It's All In Your Rind
You can tell a lot about a cheese by its exterior, whether it’s fuzzy, craggy, smooth or smelly. Even before you taste a cheese, the rind gives hints to the style of cheese, allows you to evaluate its condition and even take a guess at its flavour profile. Read more… (or view as PDF.)
Curious about wine with cheese?
Nothing makes wine taste better than cheese. Natural Pastures Cheese Pairings for Beaufort Wines
Tea and cheese pairings? Pass the kettle
If I knew then what I know now, I could have avoided nine melancholy months of sipping sparkling water while hovering over the cheeseboard. Exploring the world of loose leaf has opened my eyes to the diversity of bouquets, flavours and styles of tea. A recent article about pairing tea and cheese in Culture magazine, written by Boston-based tea sommelier Cynthia Gold, sealed the deal. Read more...
Verdelait Artisan Cheeses
Verdelait is the delicious, award-winning blend of cheddar, Dutch gouda and Swiss raclette, developed by Natural Pastures in Courtenay. Verdelait is the base for the five superbly flavoured cheeses. Versatile and wonderful for cooking, grating, fondues, sandwiches; melts beautifully. Good with red or white wine.
Aged Firm Cheeses
5 Champions & 7 Finalists
We are proud members of the Conservation Partners Program (CPP).
The CPP, a province-wide initiative of The Land Conservancy (TLC), brings a collaborative approach to uniting ecological conservation with sustainable agriculture values and practices. The program supports and promotes the partners – exemplary farmers, ranchers and vineyard owners who use their land not only to produce food, but also to protect natural habitat and biodiversity. The partners are distinguished by the butterfly logo, a tool to spark public interest in this community and its contribution to the long-term viability of food production and ecosystem health in B.C.
We use only fresh milk produced on our selected Farms, which practice sustainable farming and animal stewardship. These local dairy farms are committed to environmental sustainability, and the natural wildlife habitat has been enhanced. Our enhanced stream habitats raise thousands of wild Coho Salmon each year.
Mild seaside climatic conditions and “terroir” of the Farms’ location contribute to rare, ambrosial taste experiences for those savouring Natural Pastures cheeses.
Environmental and Business Awards Earned by Natural Pastures Cheese Company: