When asked what my favourite foods are, my usual answers are “cheese” and “fresh bread with really good butter.” Understandably, Cowichan Bay is one of my favourite places to go, because not only is it charm-your-pants-off-good-looking, but it’s also home to a local cheese shop and bread bakery.
We enjoyed a roast beef with Hilary's Yoo Bou Blue sandwich, and a capicollo grilled cheese with garlic scape aioli. If you’ve never added pureed garlic scapes to your aioli, you should.
Next door to Hilary’s is True Grain Bread.
They utilize locally grown grains that are milled in-house (including Red Fife) for their loaves, and also sell bags of the freshly-milled flour.
It’s a truly remarkable place. Here are some more photos from our afternoon there, and we’d highly recommend visiting the area if you can.
Especially, if you love cheese and bread as much as I do.