New com­pany

Vic­to­ria God­dard is ea­ger to slice into the cheese busi­ness

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS -

Vic­to­ria God­dard is ea­ger to slice into the cheese busi­ness.

The 33-year-old au­thor es­tab­lished a small farm in Grand­view ear­lier this year with plans to grow mixed fruit and flow­ers.

She is also get­ting Char­lot­te­town Cheese Com­pany off the ground.

In ad­di­tion to old favourites, her com­pany will fo­cus on re­gional and spe­cialty cheeses not read­ily avail­able on P.E.I.

God­dard will sell cheeses made in the Mar­itimes, Que­bec and On­tario as well as cheeses im­ported from Bel­gium, Italy, Eng­land and France.

"The Mar­itimes and Que­bec pro­duce some of the world's best cheeses,'' she says.

"We'll be stock­ing lo­cal favourites, and will grad­u­ally in­crease our se­lec­tion each week as we grow.''

God­dard will start sell­ing cheeses to­day at the Char­lot­te­town Farm­ers' Mar­ket.

She is also start­ing a cheese of the month club that will bring in new cheeses each month for reg­u­lar cus­tomers.

"Prince Ed­ward Is­land is a great place to start a small busi­ness, so I wanted to cre­ate a cheese shop to share my pas­sion with Is­lan­ders,'' says God­dard.

This is the first small busi­ness ven­ture for God­dard, who re­ceived her PhD in me­dieval stud­ies from the Univer­sity of Toronto and has pub­lished sev­eral fan­tasy nov­els.

For more in­for­ma­tion on her new cheese busi­ness, visit www.char­lot­te­towncheese.com.

JIM DAY/THE GUARDIAN

Vic­to­ria God­dard, owner of the new Char­lot­te­town Cheese Com­pany, plans to grad­u­ally in­crease her se­lec­tion of cheeses. She starts sell­ing at the Char­lot­te­town Farm­ers' Mar­ket to­day.

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