And we’re back with another great recipe featuring Canadian Cheese! This month, I unwrapped Cow Creamery’s Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar. Hailing all the way from Prince Edward Island, the milk is sourced locally and gently heated but not pasteurized to give the cheddar its notable flavour.

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I incorporate local ingredients as much as possible in my cooking, but also keep them in mind when I’m dining out. Canadian cheese like this award-winning Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar proves that we’re more than just maple syrup and Timbits – we produce world-class items that more people should enjoy!

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This month, I decided to fuse my love of heat, alcohol, cheese and carbs. I rarely make breads, but I have made beer bread in the past and wanted to see whether I could pull off making cornbread in a similar way. Of course, I added some jalapenos for kick and to balance the nice, sharp flavour of the cheddar.

Jalapeno Cheddar Beer Cornbread



1 ¼ cup Avonlea Clothbound Cheddar (shredded – I also used some aged cheddar here for contrast)
1 12oz beer bottle/can (stout/wheat beers do well here)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup corn meal
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
½ cup butter, melted
1 cup milk
3 large eggs, beaten

3-4 stalks green onions (optional)
2 jalapenos, chopped (optional)


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, salt).
  2. In a second bowl, combine milk, eggs, butter and beer.
  3. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients slowly and mix until just incorporated.
  4. Add cheddar and optional ingredients to the mix.
  5. Cover dough with a moist cloth and allow bread to stand for 25 minutes at room temperature.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Grease 2 round, dark pans.
  8. Pour batter into pans and smooth the top. Sprinkle extra cheddar.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked (I use a chopstick to poke a hole and see if it comes out clean).
  10. Serve warm and with butter.

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