What's a person to do when they can't find that special cheese for that special day? Or really any day? Start a cheese business!
Laliberté's owner, Tracy Godin, loves cheese. "I fell in love with cheese on my first trip to Europe when I was 18. Growing up in a small town on Vancouver Island, there were limited cheese options. Living in Europe, I was all of a sudden exposed to textures and flavours that I had never experienced. Entire stores dedicated to just cheese?? Unbelievable!".
A cheese store has been a long-time dream for Tracy, but the logistics of running a brick and mortar store are complicated. "I envisioned a small, hole-in-the-wall cheese store, similar to what you find in Paris, with a striped awning with my business name across the front. Maybe one day that will be a reality, but for right now, the best fit for myself and my family is to launch Laliberté Cheese Co as an online retailer only. My goal is to have access to great cheese whenever I want it, and I want to bring that option to others in the Comox Valley and nearby communities."
The main focus will be to provide monthly, and eventually bi-weekly cheese boxes delivered to our customers homes. But we will also work hard to maintain inventory, allowing people to buy cheese when they want it.