Desserts for Breakfast in Shuswap BC

Gort's Gouda Cheese Farm, Shuswap BC

Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm, Shuswap BC

We had an all-dessert morning in Shuswap, British Columbia, Canada! How awesome is that?

Gort's Gouda Cheese Farm, Shuswap BC

Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm, Shuswap BC

First thing in the morning, we visited Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm, just on the edge of Salmon Arm, where the cows are grass-fed and the cheeses are all organic. After getting slobbered on by the neighbor’s Siberian Husky and by the farm’s young calf that thought I was his mom, we sampled some varieties of organic Gouda cheese they make. From the classic aged cheese to the seasonal fenugreek flavour, all excellent! Then, we had our first dessert of the day: lemon cheesecake made with their own Gouda cheese! Love it!

Gort's Gouda Cheese Farm, Shuswap BC

Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm, Shuswap BC

Then we moved to the Salmon Arm’s Farmers Market. We tried Kurt’s beef jerky and then grabbed 2 bags of just-arrived large-size BC cherries, they were really good!

Farm Market on Salmon Arm

Farm Market on Salmon Arm

One of them had a funny appearance. Let your imagination run wild, and tell me what comes to your mind!

Weird Cherry

Weird Cherry

Next stop, the Candy Vault on Hudson Avenue, downtown Salmon Arm.

Candy Vault on Hodson

Candy Vault on Hudson

This candy shop used to be a bank, and the vault is still there and the owner now uses it to keep the precious candies, chocolates, and marshmallows! The vault door is still the original. I tried to open it, and it was very heavy indeed! They have international and rare sweets there too.

Candy Vault on Hodson

Candy Vault on Hudson

The Pie Company was next, and that’s got to be the highlight of my dessert morning. I tried the raspberry rhubarb pie with whipped cream, while Ryan got… hmm… I can’t remember, I was so consumed by my own pie, I forgot to try his!

Shuswap Pie Company

Shuswap Pie Company

The best way to enjoy desserts is eating them picnic style. The Salmon Arm wharf is the longest wooden wharf in North America, and it has a beautiful view to Shuswap Lake. Plenty of benches and green grass to sit and relax.

Salmon Arm Wharf

Salmon Arm Wharf

Next time we visit Salmon Arm, we hope we will have a few days here. Then we will rent one of those houseboats and sail around Shuswap Lake! We love road trips, but we haven’t done an independent boat trip so far. I bet we’ll love it!

Salmon Arm Wharf

Salmon Arm Wharf

Munching cherries along the way, we reached D Dutchmen Dairy in Sicamous to taste their superfresh ice cream, from the milk they produce in their own dairy farm.

Dutchmen Dairy

Dutchmen Dairy

While there, we checked out their animal collection, that’s much more than just cows. White peacock and zonkey (zebra-donkey), anybody?

Dutchmen Dairy

Dutchmen Dairy

I was curious whether the calves here would lick all over my arm like the ones in the Gort’s farm. They did! And this one seems older than the Gort’s one, the tounge is much rougher. It felt like getting a salt-scrub spa treatment! Later on, I smelled my arm. It had the aroma of grass… and baby powder! I didn’t expect that!

Dutchmen Dairy

Dutchmen Dairy

The cows here are huge. This picture reminds me of the two-headed mutant cows at the game Fallout.

Dutchmen Dairy

Dutchmen Dairy

Only after Ryan finished taking pictures did he tell me that a big one has been drooling all over my hair and backpack. Excellent!

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6 Responses to “Desserts for Breakfast in Shuswap BC”

  1. Hi Ryan & Dina, Looks like you have a great time in the Shuswap Lake Region. Thanks for stopping by, but we hope next time you are able to stay a little longer and see all the great things you missed. Take Care and be safe.

  2. Leigh
    16 July 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Recently I spent three fabulous days houseboating and exploring the Salmon Arm region. Ate from the pie company and checked out the candy vault too. In fact I wrote a blog about 7 great things to do in Salmon Arm – hope it’s ok to post the link here – http://hikebiketravel.com/18890/10-reasons-plan-stop-salmon-arm-bc/
    Leigh´s last post…Exploring Shuswap Lake by Houseboat: Day Three

  3. Sabina
    18 July 2012 at 4:01 pm #

    An all-dessert breakfast is an enviable way to start the day. Did you purposefully plot this out before your morning began, or did the situation just end up like this? Either way, I do believe I might be imitating you in this regard in the future :)

  4. Donald Cheapstow
    13 August 2012 at 6:37 am #

    A great post, I love to see the different types of food that are on offer around the World. Keep up the good work.

  5. Richard Crest
    20 March 2013 at 3:52 am #

    Pie and Diary a perfect food for breakfast. I’d love to taste that raspberry rhubarb pie wish I can have one.

  6. Mike-The Fighting Couple
    1 March 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Dessert for Breakfast? Yes please! Dina, I didn’t know you were a cow girl! Very impressive.
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