Benton Brothers Fine Cheese Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

On December 6th Benton Brothers Fine Cheese will celebrate its 5-year anniversary. Founded in 2007 by brothers, Andrew and Jonah Benton, these young engineers-turned-cheesemongers, have grown their business from a tiny retail outlet in Kerrisdale, to three stores including a Cambie Village shop and a market stall in the prestigious Granville Island Public Market.

The 5-year Anniversary celebrations will kick-off with a storewide sale on December 6th, featuring 15% off their five all-time best-selling cheeses, followed by a celebratory special event at the Cambie Street location. The event, held at 3432 Cambie Street between 5:00pm and 8:00pm on December 6th, will feature gift ideas and pre-order sales, a specialty cheese tasting, complimentary wine, a gift draw, and 10% off everything in the store.

“This anniversary is a moment for us to reflect on how quickly the last five years have gone by, and what an amazing welcome we have had into the Vancouver food scene. Also, it’s a chance to really thank our incredibly supportive customers.  Since the day we opened, our customer’s adventurous palates have made it possible for us to source and carry the interesting and beautiful cheeses we love,” says Jonah Benton. “We are so thankful to have opened shops in the amazing neighbourhoods we have, and that we are able to continue to bring our passion and love for what we do to Vancouver.”

Andrew and Jonah strive to promote local, and artisan cheese makers from around the world, not only because they believe in what they do, but also because they believe quality, small-production cheese tastes better and is better for you. With a focus on raw-milk, natural cheeses the brothers have curated a selection of cheeses that have quickly established them as a favourite destination for cheese lovers, chefs and gourmands in Vancouver.

“The past five years have been a lot of hard work and sleepless nights, but it has been worth every moment.  If you told me 10 years ago when I left engineering and went to cooking school that I would be doing this, I wouldn’t have believed you,” reflects Andrew, “but these have been some of the most rewarding years of my life. I love cheese, and I love that we have an opportunity to bring people together to eat and share around their table.  I look forward to the next five years.”

All three locations are family owned and operated, with the help of an incredible and knowledgeable team of cheesemongers, cooks, and wine and beer lovers.

Cambie Village | 3432 Cambie St., Vancouver BC V5Z 2W8 | 604-873-9439
Granville Island Market | 225-1689 Johnson St., Vancouver BC V6H 3R9 | 604-609-0001
Kerrisdale | 2104 West Blvd., Vancouver BC V6M 1Z1 | 604-261-5813

About Benton Brothers Fine Cheese
Benton Brothers Fine Cheese specializes in curating and selling artisan and raw-milk cheeses from three retail locations in Vancouver: Kerrisdale, Cambie Village and Granville Island Public Market. They also supply cheese to restaurants such as: Boneta, Raw Canvas, Gudrun, The Refinery, Portland Craft, Edible Canada, and Wickaninnish Inn, among others. Both brothers are actively involved in the local food scene, hosting in-store tastings and cheese education classes, and promoting cheese culture at Taste BC, Toast to the Coast, wine, scotch, beer events and more. In addition to cheese they offer a wide selection of accompaniments, charcuterie, crackers, oils, vinegars, cheese boards and other epicurean specialties. For more information

About Andrew Benton
In the spring of 2000, Andrew graduated from Queens University with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. After working in the engineering industry, Andrew traded in his iron ring for an apron, and attended cooking school in Calgary. Working along side his brother Jonah at Janice Beaton Fine Cheese, Andrew developed a true love for cheese. After graduating from the culinary arts program at SAIT Polytechnic, Andrew went on to help establish Provincial Fine Foods, one of Canada’s artisan cheese distributors, manage the start-up of About Cheese, a retail cheese shop in Toronto, and teach cheese education workshops to various restaurant groups in the greater Toronto area. Andrew has also taken courses at the International Sommeliers Guild and his down-to-earth approach has earned him credit for pairing cheese with everything from colheita ports to Pilsner beers.

About Jonah Benton
Jonah graduated from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering in the spring of 2000. After a short period of travel and reflection he quickly learned his true passion lay in the culinary world, more specifically in the realm of cheese. During almost a decade of working with cheese in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, Jonah has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most prominent figures in the Canadian cheese industry. He has held management and purchasing positions with Alex Farms in Toronto, Whole Foods Market in Yorkville and Janice Beaton Fine Cheese in Calgary. In 2007 Jonah, along with his brother Andrew, founded Benton Brothers Fine Cheese in Vancouver. Jonah is also an avid wine lover and teaches various wine and cheese pairing classes throughout the city.

We look forward to seeing you at the Cambie St. store on Thursday!

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