We’re more than Canada’s Dairy Capital…although we are that too. The connections to our dairy heritage continue to run thick as milk and our local farmers are serving up fresh ingredients that expand far beyond dairy.
A trip to Oxford means travelling our quiet country roads and exploring rich culinary heritage in Dutch influences, our thriving Amish communities and fresh, local goodness. From the freshest tasting spring-fed trout and tangy local cheddar to bountiful orchards, sustainably sourced meat, maple syrup from a fourth-generation family farm and delicious local grains, you can fill your dinner table with the bounty of Oxford’s harvest.
Shop our local markets to get to know our farmers and the passion that goes into the food they grow, raise or create. Enjoy juicy local sweet corn, bite into a crunchy apple or taste the first local strawberry of the season. A delicious taste of Oxford is never far away. If you prefer somebody else create the meal, several of our local restaurants continue to use Oxford’s vast array of local ingredients for fresher, greener meals, including Woodstock’s own Feast On certified restaurant, SixThirtyNine.
After a hearty meal, take your camera for a walk on one of the many trails in our Carolinian forests and wetlands. Stop by a farm stand to purchase fresh vegetables, grab a treat for a picnic or taste of Oxford to remember us by.
For the full scoop on local producers, including those by appointment only, visit OxfordFresh.ca.
OXFORD COUNTY EXPERIENCES
The Oxford County Cheese Trail
The Oxford County Cheese Trail is a curated list of 24 stops featuring cheese, dairy and related offerings for visitors to experiences. Visit cheese makers, restaurants, local food producers, museums, artisans and boutiques for a pleasant afternoon, day or weekend in Oxford. With the largest city on the trail located where the 401 meets the 403, Oxford is the ideal location to visit as it’s just a 90 minute drive from Toronto and only two hours from border crossings at Buffalo, Detroit and Port Huron. Take a tour, sample local food, shop and enjoy cultural activities.
A trip along the Oxford County Cheese Trail offers stunning country driving routes and the chance to taste delicious, award-winning cheeses. Whether you’re touring a cheese factory, taste-testing Gouda, exploring our cheesy past at a museum or biting into a famous apple pie bread grilled cheese, you’ll find the perfect experience for a day with the family, your sweetheart or your best buds.
So if it’s unbrielievable, legendairy memories you seek to create, look no further than the Oxford County Cheese Trail. Download the map!
Cheese lovers rejoice! Oxford County is Canada’s dairy capital and home to amazing cheese producers like Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheese, Mountainoak Cheese and Bright’s Cheese & Butter. Just some of the many stops along The Cheese Trail!
Jakeman’s Maple Syrup has been tapping trees and providing some of the province’s best syrup since 1876. Make sure to plan a stop!
Located in Tillsonburg, Ontario, Y U Ranch offers up the area’s best beef and a super friendly herd of long horn cattle.
Get the best of the area by stopping in at the Downtown Woodstock Farmers’ Market — Every Thursday from May to Oct – 12pm – 5 pm.
Exploring the Region?
Here are a few great places to start.