Poplar Grove Cheese is nestled amongst the vineyards on the Naramata Bench, a world class grape growing region producing world class wines.
Come and visit our working farm, just a ten-minute drive on winding Naramata Road from Penticton. Taste our cheeses, and Lock & Worth wines, drink in the spectacular scenery of Okanagan Lake. Enjoy a picnic or stroll through our vineyard where we grow Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Gris grapes for Lock & Worth Winery and Laughing Stock Vineyards.
We look forward to welcoming you here.
Our cheeses are available at our store and tasting location on the Naramata Bench, at several stores in BC (see below), and at some locations in Alberta and Ontario.
We welcome distribution inquiries. Due to the specific conditions required to ensure that we deliver quality cheese, we do not offer online sales.
Hours of operation
May: Saturdays and Sundays 11 am – 5 pm
June to October 15: daily 11 am – 5 pm
Closed from October 16 to April 30
Poplar Grove Cheese
At Poplar Grove Cheese, we love life – and that includes good food and wine. We are passionate about making delicious hand-crafted French style cheeses.
“I grew up in Denmark on a dairy farm with an early appreciation for good cheese and the wonderful variety of European cheeses,” says owner Gitta Pedersen, with a warm welcoming smile.
“Cheese making grows on you, working with living organisms and the yeasty, fermenting process .... Each batch may be subtly different because it is a dynamic, creative process. We strive to make cheeses that are consistently high quality and delicious.”
Welcome to Our Cheeses
Our commitment is to create delicious, handmade, small batch cheeses. We produce four surface- ripened cheeses using locally sourced ingredients. All of our cheese is made with pasteurized cow’s milk from Dutchmen Dairy in Sicamous www.dutchmendairy.ca. With artisanal attention to detail, each cheese is handled several times through the process producing consistently high quality, French-style cheeses.
Welcome to Poplar Grove Cheese. We are a boutique cheesery nestled amongst the vineyards on the beautiful Naramata Bench.
We invite you to visit. Enjoy the friendly, country setting of our working farm overlooking Okanagan Lake. Tantalize your senses.
We created Poplar Grove Cheese in 2002 as what we hoped would become the perfect accompaniment to the Okanagan’s burgeoning wine industry. Now, as an established cheesery, we are grateful to have the experience to wait for the maturity of the cheese to be just right, and to be able to offer our cheese for people to enjoy at its optimum stage.”
We are pleased to share our tasting room with Lock & Worth Winery. When you visit, you can enjoy our cheeses and taste their fabulous single vineyard wines.
Louise Pearson is lead cheesemaker for Poplar Grove, and offers on-site cheese making classes from time to time. She and fellow staff Stephanie and Celeste offer visitors their extensive knowledge of cheese and wine, and look forward to welcoming you for a relaxed, taste tantalizing experience.
(If you’d like to say hello to Gitta when you visit, look outdoors. In addition to her passion for making delicious cheese, she loves time tending the vineyard where she grows grapes for Lock & Worth Winery and Laughing Stock Vineyards.)