Taste of the Region – Holiday Gift Basket


The “Taste of Frontenac” holiday package not only makes a great holiday gift but also supports small artisanal producers from the region.  We’ve carefully selected cheeses and items that will store well so they can be enjoyed over the holidays and into the new year.

Each gift box includes;

  • One  – Fine Chocolate by Ludwig, “Winter Spice” 80 gram chocolate bar.
  • One  – David and Sons Fine Condiments “Maple Crunch” mustard (60 ml)
  • One  – Crooked Hills Honey 500 ml clear honey
  • One  – Tasha’s Table Red Pepper or Big Papa Apricot Jam (60 ml)
  • One  – Jenna Rose Textiles, 100% Linen Screen Printed “Root Vegetables” Tea Towel.
  • One – Seed to Sausage “Saucisson Sec” dry cured salami  (approx 110g)
  • One – Seed to Sausage “Chorizo” dry cured salami (approx 110 g)
  • One  – Back Forty Artisan Cheese “Ompah” semi soft washed rind raw sheep milk cheese wedge (approx 110 grams)
  • One  – Back Forty Artisan Cheese “Highland Blue” raw sheep milk cheese wedge (approx 110 grams)
  • One – Back Forty Artisan Cheese “Bonnechere”  torched rind raw semi hard sheep milk cheese wedge (approx 110 grams)
  • One – Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee “Pitch Black” holiday package (5 oz)
  • One – Reusable gift basket
Available to order now and pick up at the farm / dairy during our holiday open house on Saturday December 11th, or Curbside any day after the 11th. Simply store in the fridge until you’re ready to gift. 
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Back Forty Artisan Cheese – 

This selection provides a well rounded variety of cheese including blue cheese (Highland Blue), a semi soft washed rind (Ompah),  and a harder aged cheese (Bonnechere).  All of these cheeses are carefully crafted with raw sheep milk and vacuum sealed for freshness so they can be enjoyed during the holiday season or into the New Year.

Ludwig Winter Spice Bar –

Grand Cru Maracaibo 65% chocolate with Winterspice.  Winterspice, or Lebkuchengewuerz is the blend of spices traditionally used when baking Lebkuchen also known as Honey Cake in Germany. I make my own spice mix with Coriander, Cardamom, Orange and Lemon peel, Cinnamon, Star Anise, Cloves, and Nutmeg.  Combined with the intensity of the dark chocolate, it brings out the best of this combination.

DFC – Maple Crunch Mustard (60ml)

This mustard is described by its name – it’s made with crunchy mustard seeds awash in maple syrup. Of course, the maple syrup is local from Ormsbee’s in Battersea, Ontario.  Seedy from the mustard seeds & sweet from the maple syrup in this mustard – but not too sweet!

Tasha’s Table Big Papa Apricot Chili or Red Pepper Jelly (60ml)

These super versatile condiments can be used as a relish, on cheese-plates, and even to glaze vegetables or meat. Using their very own chili flakes and Stalwarts Brewing Big Papa IPA beer

Crooked Hills – 500 ml Clear Honey

This premium raw liquid honey from Crooked Hills Farm comes from healthy bees pollinating the diverse plants and flowers of Back Forty’s organic pastures.  The result is a honey which contains a naturally rich and fresh flavour free of contamination.

Jenna Rose – “Root Vegetable” Tea Towel 

This tea towel is made with natural 100% Linen and is hand screen printed with an original illustration in water-based pigments. Linen is a preferred material for tea towels for many because it is lint free and becomes more soft and absorbent as it is used.  It measures approximately 19″w x 25″h and has a hang-tab in the upper corner.

Seed to Sausage – Saucisson Sec and Chorizo 

Sec – Award-winning salami in the authentic French style, using little more than salt, garlic, pepper, and patience. Yes, it actually won an award. Gluten free.  Chorizo – Traditional salami in the Spanish-style, spiced just right; bold, and earthy. You don’t need much to add a level of complexity to any dish that foodies will relish. Gluten free.

Fluid Solar Roasted Coffee – Pitch Black Special Holiday Pack (5oz)

This is our go to coffee at the Back Forty Homestead.  An exotic blend designed to relish the heat of dark roasting.  This is a full-bodied cup with a bitter-sweetness that overlays carbon and charcoal tones. It is sharp, stinging a bit down the center of the tongue, yet with a pleasant mouth-feel.  A French roast as it is intended.  (5oz serving will make two servings of 10 cups)