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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.

about_history_1 Today we are milking a small mixed herd of Holstein, Ayrshire, 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.

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

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  • MORNINGSTAR FARM

    Nestled in the shadow of Mt. Arrowsmith, and home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery, Morningstar Farm offers an abundance of family fun. With self-guided tours, festivals & events, lots of farm animals to see & pet, a fantastic picnic area, a trail to stroll around the 68 acres and, of course, wine and cheese tastings. Located on a working dairy farm, thereâs lots to do, see and taste! Open daily, 9 - 5.

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    MOOBERRY WINERY

    Located on Morningstar Farm, together with MooBerry Winery, Little Qualicum Cheeseworks produces a selection of world-class artisan cheeses to suit any occasion, meal or just a light, fresh snack. The high quality milk from our own herd of dairy cows is pumped over to the Cheeseworks each morning, where our Cheesemakers create a new batch of cheese every day. Theres lots to do, see & taste! Open daily, 9 -5.

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