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In January 1999, Clarke and Nancy Gourlay with their 3 boys returned from Switzerland where they had been living for several years. Inspired by the magnificent Swiss cheeses, they set out to learn and practice the ancient and noble art of cheese making. The cool moist climate in the shadow of Vancouver Island’s Mt. Arrowsmith proved to be ideal for the ripening of washed-rind cheeses, and Little Qualicum Cheeseworks found a home. We began milking cows and making cheese in 2001. Three years later we moved to beautiful Morningstar Farm and have opened our farm and animals to the public.

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Today we are milking a mixed herd of about 50 Holstein, Brown Swiss, and Canadienne dairy cows. Based on the European model, we use only the best quality milk for cheese making. 100% of our cheese is made from our own milk, right here on the farm. And ask our cows if they are happy. We were the first dairy farm in British Columbia to be certified by the SPCA. When you’re in the area, stop by for a VISIT!!

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  • Open daily year-round from 9am – 5pm!

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  • MORNINGSTAR FARM

    Welcome to Morningstar Farm, home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery. Morningstar Farm serves as a local-food hub and premier agri-food destination for Oceanside and beyond. Driven by a desire to involve and educate our broader community in local agriculture and food production, Morningstar Farm is open to the public, for free, every day of the year.

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    MOOBERRY WINERY

    Nothing pairs better with cheese than wine! Mooberry winery, located right on Morningstar Farm, produces a wide range of delicious fruit wines using the freshest, finest fruits that British Columbia is famous for. Tastings are available daily in our farmgate store, open 9-5.

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