Canadian Oka Cheese

What is OKA cheese?

Oka cheese is a semi-soft washed rind cheese made from cow’s milk. The cheese is named after the town of Oka in Quebec and dates back to the 17th century when it was manufactured by Trappist monks. Oka is one of Canada’s most celebrated cheese varieties.

Suggested ways to eat OKA cheese

Like other cheeses, OKA cheese can be enjoyed with crackers, bread or with fruit and nuts.

Wine pairing suggestions for OKA cheese

OKA pairs wonderfully with a nice white Chardonnay wine or a full bodied red Bordeaux wine.

Where to buy Oka cheese in Montreal?

1. Fromagerie du Marché Atwater

Fromagerie du Marché Atwater Montreal

Located at Montreal’s iconic Atwater Market, Fromagerie du Marché Atwater is popular with both locals and tourists. It offers a variety of fine foods including artisan delicatessen meats, microbrewery beers and approximately 850 varieties of local cheese. Cheese tasting is offered every weekend.

2. Metro Plus ETS

Metro Plus ETS Montreal

OKA cheese can be purchased in local many supermarkets in Montreal such as Metro Plus. Relatively close to Montreal Downtown area and open late.

2. IGA Louise Ménard - Complexe Desjardins

IGA Louise Ménard - Complexe Desjardins

Centrally located, the IGA supermarket has many varieties of OKA cheese and other local Quebec specialties.

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