6 of the best butcher shops in Ontario cottage country

Published: January 23, 2019

meat-on-display-in-cottage-country-Muskoka-Fine-Foods Photo courtesy of McMaster’s Muskoka Fine Foods/owner Melanie Carter.

Dreaming of a mouthwatering menu for a BBQ cookout at your cottage? Visit these six butcher shops in cottage country for high-quality ingredients that will make your next dinner party a success.

Nicholyn Farms

The store at Nicholyn Farms features their own organically-raised beef, chicken, and pork as well as a wide selection of game meat, fruits and veggies, baked goods, and more. Located just north of Barrie, Nicholyn Farms is a perfect one-stop shop on your way to the cottage.

Where: 3088 Horseshoe Valley Rd West, Phelpston, ON.

Mueller’s Fine Foods

A staple in the Midland and Penetanguishene area for over 25 years, Mueller’s Fine Foods is best known for their sausages made on-site with no preservatives, additives, or fillers. And if you enjoy venturing up to the cottage during the winter season, Mueller’s Fine Foods is also a great choice for picking up a holiday turkey or roast.

Where: 159 Balm Beach Road East, Tiny, ON.

Orr’s Fine Meats and Deli

Located in downtown Parry Sound, Orr’s Fine Meats and Deli is a butcher and deli shop where you can stock up on BBQ staples like steaks and fresh, homemade sausage. If you get hungry while you’re shopping, you can also indulge in their all-day breakfast.

Where: 2 Bowes Street, Parry Sound, ON.

McMaster’s Muskoka Fine Foods

Stop at McMaster’s Muskoka Fine Foods if you’re looking for locally sourced free-run chicken, pork, and pasture-raised beef. And if you feel like taking a night off from cooking, shoppers can also enjoy a selection of take-away items, including jerk chicken, sausage rolls, and meat pies.

Where: 1512 Muskoka Road 118 West, Bracebridge, ON.

Stephen’s Butcher Shop

Since opening its doors in Port Carling in 1927, Stephen’s Butcher Shop has been known for its gourmet cuts of angus beef as well as its store-made ‘Morley Burger’ patties. The store is accessible by both car and boat, so you can cruise down the Indian River to pick up your dinner ingredients.

Where: 8 Harris Street, Port Carling, ON.

The Cottage Butcher

The Cottage Butcher in Bala supplies premium meats to the residents of Bala, and also offers catering services for your next big event. A special feature of this butcher shop is their travelling pontoon boat that provides dockside delivery of their goods.

Where: 3173 Muskoka District Road 169, Bala, ON.

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