Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses
Fine Cheeses

We may be the next generation of cheese aficionados but we still believe that some of the best grilled-cheese sandwiches have to be made the good old-fashioned way. We know about everything from Velveeta™ to Vacherin Mont D’Or and are passionate about what we do.


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. Most recently 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.



Andrew Benton

In the spring of 2000, Andrew fell prey to an engineering degree. After working in the industry for several years, Andrew traded in his iron ring for an apron and headed off to cooking school in Calgary. Working with Jonah at Janice Beaton’s Fine Cheese, Andrew coincidentally found his true passion also lay with all things fermented. After graduating from the culinary arts program, Andrew helped establish Provincial Fine Foods, one of Canada’s best artisanal cheese distributors. He also continued to pursue his interest of wine and cheese, by taking courses at the International Sommeliers Guild. Andrew’s down to earth approach has earned him credit for pairing cheese with everything from colheita ports to Pilsner beers, and creating the best hockey night nachos this side of the Prairies.