Founded in 2000, Back Forty is a farm located in the hamlet of Mississippi Station Ontario where cheesemaker Jeff Fenwick hand crafts artisanal cheeses of the highest quality. Back Forty’s original raw ewe milk cheeses have grown into a local favorite and have become loved and trusted by many of the provinces top chefs and cheese lovers alike.

Using traditional old world methods and 100% natural unpasteurized sheep’s milk, each cheese is made by hand in very small batches and then carefully tended to and aged from two to nine months. In our petite fromagerie we produce four delectable cheeses: Flower Station, Madawaska, Bonnechere and our award winning Highland Blue.

With the help of our loyal customers and strong community support, Back Forty’s artisan cheeses have been fortunate to earn numerous accolades and have been featured in a host of newspaper and magazine articles as well as radio and television programs.

In addition to the many quality restaurants and fine food retailers listed on our site, you can occasionally purchase Back Forty Artisan Cheese direct from Jeff and Jenna Fenwick at the Carp Farmers Market from May - November. Opening July 2nd, you will also be able to purchase our cheeses and other farm products at our new cheese facility in Mississippi Station. We will be open every Saturday during July through September from 10 am - 4pm.

We thank you for your continued support and trust you will enjoy our cheeses.




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