Five Brothers Artisan Cheese

About: Artisanal cheese made from 100% Newfoundland milk
Available At: Bidgood's, Belbin's Grocery, Rocket Bakery, Food For Thought, Manna Bakery, Coleman's, Tilt House Bakery, Powell's, Quidi Vidi Brewery, Dough B'ys Bakery, O'Leva Oils & Vins and Lesters Farm Market
Tel: (709) 728-1883

In 2011 Adam Blanchard – just home from culinary school in PEI – started making cheeses for friends and family. They loved it. There were no other artisanal cheese makers in the province, so he began making his to sell down at the St. John’s Farmer’s Market, and that was the start of Five Brothers Cheese. A few years later business is booming. Countless local restaurants use Five Brothers Cheese and it’s sold in stores all over the Northeast Avalon.

You can find something for everyone at Five Brothers, whether it’s cheese curds for your poutine, monterey jack, or one of the many different kinds of cheddar, mozzarella, or queso fresco. All made right here on the island.

Five Brothers takes pride in the fact that they use 100% Newfoundland milk (from Central Dairies). Adam says, “We live on an island in the middle of the North Atlantic, we need to be sustainable with our food.” Making nutritious food locally, from local materials is fundamental to food security. That’s why Five Brothers is involved in initiatives with Kids Eat Smart and Little Green Thumbs, educating kids about where their food comes from and the importance of eating local.

Five Brothers Cheese wants to continue to grow and improve the business and the industry. As for new cheeses on the block (some might say competitors!), Five Brothers welcomes them to the community. Adam says, “No two cheese companies are going to make the exact same product, and they could only be good for the local industry and community.”