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Gunn's Hill Named to Starting Block for Cheese Grand Prix

Shep Ysselstein is making a bid to be the Canadian Champion of Cheese. The Owner and Cheesemaker at Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese has made the cut into the finals of Dairy Farmers of Canada's Grand Prix of Cheese. Shep's "Five Brothers Cheese" is a finalist in the "Firm Cheese" category. Yssestein says he found he made the finals in a roundabout way. "It was kind of funny. I was sitting here doing something on my company Facebook site, and then a saw a post of someone congratulating me. I checked the post and saw a link to the actual website." Ysselstein tells Heart FM he'll be heading to Montreal on April 18th for the big awards ceremony. "It's a gala, a big dinner, celebration, and then they announce the category winners and the grand champion overall." He's also an overall pool of 58 cheeses for the best overall Canadian Cheese. To qualify, Ysselstein's cheese was sampled, along with 225 others, in a closed door session of Canadian food experts last weekend. He says just to be nominated is big recognition for him in the Canadian food industry. It was his first time entering and says he didn't expect his cheese would be selected. Click here for more info on the Dairy Farmers of Canada's Grand Prix of Cheese. Photo courtesy of Oxford Fresh.

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