George Bernard Shaw once said there is no sincerer love than the love of food, and when you walk into The Cheddar Stop you can feel the love oozing out of the coolers and displays. First and foremost let’s talk about the fudge, because thoughts of the Ottawa Valley Fudge I took pictures of is still imprinted in my mind. Families are like Fudge. Mostly sweet with a few nuts—and would you be considered nutty if you tried their Jelly Donut flavour? Or how about Tiger Butter? That’s what I thought. Let’s face it, a nice piece of creamy fudge does a lot for some people; it does for me, and my bootay.
Judy Langdon was once a service contractor and she sold Ottawa Valley Fudge on the side. In my personal view fudge is always a front runner and soon Judy bought The Cheddar shop on Hwy 7. She and husband Rob Hunt decided to expand on other delicious items for foodies.
Most of us have fond memories of food from our childhood. Whether it was our mom’s homemade soup or a memorable chocolate birthday cake, food has a way of transporting us back to the past. Judy stocks everything, and anything, that will bring up past memories or create new ones. Savoury and Fruit Pies from Delicious Baking in Perth. Frozen and ready to bake so everyone will think Grandma had a hand in it. Home made fresh-baked Butter Tarts to die for. As someone posted on her Facebook page:
“Someone gave Judy’s butter tarts a to-die-for recommendation and I totally agree. Perfect flaky crust holding a delicious gooey filling.”
You can’t get St. Albert’s cheese curds any fresher, or squeakier for your gourmet Poutine! It’s delivered fresh to the store, Mon-Sat. for your enjoyment. There is Chris Bros Pepperoni available from down east and of course Balderson Cheese, fresh “Off the Block”. They are also carry Pilgrimage Cheese which is locally handcrafted in Elgin and Buschgarden Farmstead Cheese.
Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. So how about filling your inner soul with 12 different kinds of old fashioned milkshakes? Or memories of an old fashioned Root Beer Float made from Reid’s ice cream? If something less rich is your choice The Cheddar Stop carries real English tea so you can have a proper brew with those butter tarts. They even have de-alcholized wine for a relaxing glass on the patio with a side of their delicious cheeses.
The Cheddar Stop specializes too. Sue’s Gluten Free Cakes are in their freezer, and they also have gluten free ice cream cones too! Gift baskets are lovingly made to order for any occasion. The Highway 7 food emporium also has fresh Thompsontown Maple Syrup, Maple Fudge, Maple Cheddar, and lots of other goodies from Clayton. Just in time for some sugar on snow.
You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food, all you need to do is pop in to The Cheddar Stop to make some of your meals delicious. This weekend The Cheddar Stop is going to be serving homemade ice cream sandwiches. That’s right– fresh warm cookies with Reids or Nestle’s ice cream in the middle. How is that for a foodie fantasy? Take your Mum to an ice cream brunch!
The Cheddar Stop featuring Ottawa Valley Fudge