Benton Cheese brings new flavours to Cambie Village
What does Engineering have in common with cheese?
Andrew and Jonah Benton, of course.
I attended the grand opening of The Benton Brothers new location in Cambie Village. This is a labour of love for Andrew and Jonah, who once were Civic Engineers and graduated from Queens University. It is obvious that cheese is a passion for the pair: both were busy pouring glasses of complimentary wine and offering tasters to customers of all the different cheeses Benton Brothers has to offer. My favorite was the Cave Aged Gruyere Swiss – a milder yet supper tasty cheese that had an almost crunch to it.
This is the second location of Benton Cheese to open in Vancouver, the original is located at 2104 W. 41st Ave in Kerrisdale. Jonah tells me that this location is the largest of the two.
Aside from serving world-class cheeses they also sell deli meats and pates. But not just any deli meats would do here. They smoke their own meats in-house and always use only the freshest ingredients. You can even pick up a sandwich on the go here – made with homemade sauces on fresh artisan bread. They also cater – and they have gift boxes available for purchase ranging from $35 to $70. Not a bad Christmas gift… (hint, hint).
Something to look forward at this location: Wine and cheese pairing classes! I for one can’t wait. You can keep track of all their events coming up at this location (and the one in Kerrisdale) via their twitter or you can read their blog. I’m being told that all sort of surprises are coming our way!