Considering the Sunshine Coast is a group of small communities tied together by the 101, we have some great merchants striving to provide customers with fine quality, thoughtfully curated products. While the local population is always enthusiastic to support our shops and restaurants, we all know this year it’s especially important. But it should also be rewarding based on what we’re able to source from said businesses. Coast Culinary Collective hopes you’ll feel the same way with the sampling of items we’ve selected for this post.
Fromagerie De Baie
The Coast’s very own cheesemonger, FDB in the Gibsons Public Market has brought in some classics for the festive season.
The United Kingdom has a very long history of producing cheese with Wensleydale from Yorkshire justifiably one of the most recognizable. Fromagerie De Baie has more than shown here but there’s only so much room. The above advent calendar is a very clever way of sampling numerous examples.
Applewood, Ilchester 12 month aged Applewood, Ilchester cheddar, Ilchester 12 month aged cheddar, Ilchester Red Cheddar, Ilchester 9 month aged Cheddar, Ilchester double Gloucester, Mexicans Cheddar with mixed peppers and chilli seasoning and finally Ilchester sage. 24 pieces in total.
Britain is very well represented amongst the shop’s selections at the moment. The manager has a certain “insight” you might say.
Gibsons Public Market
Plethora Fine Foods
Sechelt’s (and the Coast’s for that matter) specialty foods focused retailer.
The owner, a former chef has stocked the store with a great many items for those among us who have a creative drive when it comes to food and drink. Whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers, bitters to try your hand at cocktails at home or hard to find ingredients, Plethora Fine Foods is a pretty good bet.
#1 – 5679 Cowrie Street
Sechelt, BC V0N 3A0
Sunshine Coast Olive Oil
Located in Gibsons Landing, SCOO specializes in premium quality, single source and infused oils and balsamic vinegars as well as associated products.
Sunshine Coast Olive Oil is a mainstay of local food enthusiasts. Their seasonally rotating stock of oils are available in several formats and packaging options. They ship nationally so they’re a great resource for gifts. They also have an outstanding library of on-line recipes of all descriptions. You’ll have never realized the myriad applications of oils and vinegars until you look.
305 – 287 Gower Point Rd.
Gibsons, BC V0N 1V8