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The Village

Welcome to Ancaster Cheese and Fine Foods!
Our wide variety of items allow you to travel the world while staying comfortable in our cozy little shop in downtown Ancaster. It is vitally important for us to invest back in our community, and so we endeavour to stock high-quality items from local makers. We offer everything you need to make your cooking spectacular, ranging from gourmet cheeses (both vegan and dairy-based), to hand-crafted ice cream, to sustainably-sourced meats, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!

Ancaster Cheese & Fine Foods

Hello, it’s so nice to meet you! Our names are Arnie Hoffmann and Milap Bedi, and we are the owners of Ancaster Cheese and Fine Foods. You may know us as Taj Mahal Spices and Cheese, but we are rebranded and better then ever! We wanted to create a space that welcomed everybody, and that’s exactly what we’ve done. Our motto is “Come in as a customer, leave as a friend,” and we strive to make sure that our store is inclusive of everyone.

Charcuterie Board
Milap and Arnie
Arnie the Cheese Guy
Cheese Display
Welcome to Ancaster Cheese Shop

Our Offerings


We carry just about any cheese you care to name, and some you’ve never heard of before! 


We have everything you need to make the perfect charcuterie board, right down to the board itself.
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Small batch Local Artisans, Rare Spices, Olive Oils, Balsamic Vinegars and Vegan Goodies.