by Malcolm Jolley

Georgs Kolesnikovs wanted one place, at one time where he could taste as many of Canada’s great new artisanal cheeses as as possible, and when no one else would create that place for him, he decided to do it himself. The fruits of years of labour for the former journalist and magazine publisher are about to be realised as The Great Canadian Cheese Festival will start its weekend run on June 4th at Prince Edward County’s Crystal Palace, in Picton. Kolesnikov was in Toronto recently, where I caught up with him a The Drake Hotel to talk about cheese and the festival for the video below.

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Malcolm Jolley is a founding editor of Good Food Revolution and Executive Director of Good Food Media, the non-profit organization that publishes GFR. Follow him at