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“yum! (and a great view....)”
Review of Hilary's Artisan Cheese - CLOSED

Hilary's Artisan Cheese
Cuisines: Soups, Canadian
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Seating
global/local
Level Contributor
57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“yum! (and a great view....)”
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Great food, wonedrful cheeses. Try their location on Fort St. in Victoria if you can't get to Cowichan Bay.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank latgirl
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  • English first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Cheese and more cheese”
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Loved the different aged cheddar a and goat cheeses. We tried the 8 year old apple smoked and red pepper cream cheese and the garlic cream cheese. It was all so good with our prawns

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Brownbebe18
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Thetis Island, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A rare gem!”
Reviewed 17 February 2013

It's hard to find a cute little cafe that has character and charm as well as great food. Hilary's cheese has it all. We walked in to an amazing smell of fresh homemade soup simmering on the stove top, and a roaring wood burning stove. The perfect spot for a relaxed lunch on a crisp February afternoon. We enjoyed a lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches which of course included delicious cheese! What a great spot! We love coming here and just wish it was closer to home!

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank vkacrossthewater
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Victoria, Canada
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Stuff of Dreams in the Winter”
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Hilary's is a wonderful spot. For a homemade soup with heavenly bread and cheeses of your choice...warm up on a cold foggy day and watch the marina life and docks. The gulls and the ocean are there to enliven your mealtime! watch gulls shelling clams...eagles trying to catch pigeons off the rooftops...you name it. It's like a VERY large tv screen! And all this time enjoying your meal. Doesn't get much better. I especially love it during the "winter" when it's "cold" ( never gets really cold for long). I think it's because the corner fireplace and the clink of coffee cups and wine glasses ( yes, wine with lunch) and people talking quietly....fog rolling around. It's the stuff of dreams

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Kerrista
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Port Moody, Canada
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Tasty lunch spot with awesome view!”
Reviewed 3 December 2012

This gem is in the heart of Cowichan Bay and is owned by none other than Hilary. He (yes, HE) has a vast array of cheese for purchases but also has other locally made products for sale in the front of the shop. In the back is a cafe where you can have sandwiches made-to-order and delicious soups. Don't miss the butter-tarts. They are delicious. The service is friendly and prompt and every seat has a great view. Seriously recommend.

Visited December 2012
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Thank JDBradshaw
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