Founded in 2000, Back Forty is a small creamery and cheese shop located on a farm in the hamlet of Mississippi Station Ontario where cheesemaker Jeff Fenwick hand crafts artisanal cheeses of the highest quality. Back Forty’s original raw ewe milk cheeses have grown into a local favorite and have become loved and trusted by many of the provinces top chefs and cheese lovers alike.
Using traditional old world methods and 100% natural unpasteurized sheep’s milk, each cheese is made by hand in small batches and then carefully tended to and aged from two to 12 months. In our petite fromagerie we produce six ewe’s milk cheeses: Flower Station, Madawaska, Bonnechere, Highland Blue, Ompah, and Pecorino Verona. In 2018 Back Forty started making cheeses with raw water buffalo milk and introduced the new Calabogie Blue Cheese and Little Antoines.
In addition to select quality restaurants and fine food retailers across Ontario, you can purchase Back Forty Artisan Cheese direct from Jeff and Jenna Fenwick at their dairy and cheese shop. The Cheese Shop and Riverside Bistro offers a farm-to-table menu including wood-oven pizzas, a newly licensed riverside patio. The shop and bistro will close for the summer season the last weekend of September and reopen with winter hours and events, with details and dates to be announced later this fall.