Award-Winning Artisan Cheese

Since our humble beginnings in 2002, all of the passion, hard work and pure, fresh milk we have poured into our artisan cheese has been recognized in national and international cheese competitions.

Both our traditional cheeses, like our famous Brie and Camembert, and our inspired cheeses, like crowd-favourites Boerenkaas and the Verdelaits, have pleased the palates of judges from all over the world.

At Natural Pastures, we continually strive to offer you award-winning cheeses, like our new Best of B.C. winner, Buffalo Paneer. Not because we want more awards — because we love tasty, wholesome cheese, cheese that helps to keep our pastures natural.

awards

Comox Brie
2011 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Finalist, Soft Cheese
2009 World Cheese Awards, Silver Medal
2008 World Championship, Gold Medal
2005 The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Third Place, Soft Cheese
2004 The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Second Place

Comox Camembert
2011 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Finalist, Soft Cheese
2005 The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Second Place, Soft Cheese
2004 World Championship, Fourth Place
2002 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Winner, Soft Cheese

Mozzarella di Bufala
2013 British Empire Cheese Competition, Third Place, Class 12  Pasta Filata Type
2007 British Empire Cheese Competition, Third Place, Class 12  Pasta Filata Type

Buffalo Paneer
2014 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Winner, Water Buffalo Cheese
2014 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Winner, Best B.C. Cheese

Amsterdammer
2004 British Empire Cheese Show, First Place
2004 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Finalist, Semi-Soft Cheese
2002 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Finalist, Semi-Soft Cheese

Boerenkaas
2013 British Empire Cheese Competition, Second Place, Class 2  Firm Cheese
2004 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Finalist, Firm Cheese
2004 The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Third Place
2002 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Winner, Semi-Soft Cheese

Smoked Boerenkaas
2014 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Winner, Smoked Cheese
2014 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Winner, Best B.C. Cheese
2011 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Winner, Flavoured Cheese (with Added Non‐Particulate Flavouring)

Cracked Pepper Verdelait
2013 British Empire Cheese Competition, Second Place, Class 9  Flavoured Firm Type
2005 The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, First Place in its category
2005 The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Reserve Champion of entire variety cheese competition
2004 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix, Category Winner, Flavoured Cheese (with Particulate)

Garlic & Chives Verdelait
2008 World Championship Silver Medal

Pacific Pepper Verdelait
2013 British Empire Cheese Competition, First Place, Class 9  Flavoured Firm Type
2007 Royal Winter Agricultural Fair, Second Place – Category 9
2005 The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Third Place

Aged Farmhouse
2009 Pacific National Exhibition Cheese Competition, Overall Champion Cheese & Winner of Hard Cheese Category

 

Environmental and Business Awards


Comox Valley Tourism’s annual Land of Plenty Award
, April 2006

Canada Habitat Award 2003

Comox Valley Economic Development Society, Certificate of Recognition and Achievement 2003

Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards 2002

Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year 2002

Certificate of Appreciation For Exceptional Efforts to Enhance Fish Habitat in Little River Award, B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Food 2000

Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Environmental Initiative Award 1998

B.C. Canada Soil Conservation Program, Conservation Award 1992