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Cheese Plate

I really enjoy cheese, but much to even my own surprise I've only ever ordered a cheese plate [as/instead of dessert] once in my life. It was not in Toronto, but in Rochester, England. Generally I don't eat dessert as I'm too full...but I would be willing to make an exception if I knew a restaurant had a really great cheese plate. I generally like all types of cheese, but I would be interestsed in trying some quality Canadian cheeses.

Thanks!

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  1. Hmm, I choose the cheese plate over dessert whenever possible! Usually accompanied by a nice port or banyuls or suchlike. Last spring, I had a tasty plate with a couple of Quebec cheeses at the Gallery Grill. On that day it was Le Kenogamie (Fromagerie Lehmann) and Allegretto (La Vache a Maillotte) but the menu changes from day to day.
    (Note - they are open for lunch only)

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    Gallery Grill
    7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S, CA

    1. I had the cheese plate at Torito. I was drawn by the presence of fig, I think. It was rather heavy and I do prefer to have cheese as a starter, but still, good cheese.

      I've been meaning to try Cafe Taste: http://www.cafetaste.ca/

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      1. re: foxymoron

        Me too! I'd like to try Cafe Taste and also Carens Wine & Cheese Bar
        http://www.carenswineandcheese.com/in...

        Did you know Volo offers a good selection of Ontario & Quebec cheeses? I've been there a few times for the cheese (and beer).
        (click on the little cheese icon
        )http://www.barvolo.com

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        Volo
        587 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y, CA

        Carens
        158 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R1A8, CA

        Cafe Taste
        1330 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6K, CA

        1. re: foxymoron

          I like Cafe Taste, but go sometime when you're going to be in the neighborhood anyway. I wouldn't go out of my way to go there, but it's a very enjoyable place to hang out, have a glass and a cheese plate if, like me, you have friends that live nearby, etc. I really wish it were around the corner from my house - then I'd be there all the time. :)
          But the cheese is solid, Jeremy is knowledgeable about their wines, and the staff makes it incredibly easy to fritter away a lot of time there if that's what you're in the mood for.

        2. Amuse Bouce on Tecumseh St. does a nice cheese tray...nice selection of artisanal cheeses (mild and creamy to sharp and hard). They also have a good selection of ports to compliment the cheeses

          http://www.amuseboucherestaurant.com/...

          1. Lucien has a good cheese plate.

            I didn't love the resto overall, but for pre- or post-dinner wine and cheese it might be a nice stop.

            1. The Comrade on Queen E has a decent cheese plate. It's also a pleasant spot to have a few drinks with a group, or alone.