About The Mouse Trap

Welcome to The Mouse Trap!!! We officially opened Dec 3th, 2022 and are very excited to get things up and running.

The Mouse Trap is now Midland's local artisan cheese shop (along with some other cool stuff) located at 258 King Street. We are right beside the Royal Tea Shop and across the road from the Georgian Bakery - could not ask for better neighbours!

Steve and I (see About Us) are very excited about this new venture, and can't wait to meet you all in person now that The Mouse Trap is open. We also want to thank you for your patience while our construction was under way.

As always, we would love to hear about things you would be interested in, favourite cheeses, recipes, etc. You can leave us comments at info@themousetrap.ca or check out our our Facebook page. We also have a white board in the shop where you can simply write down any requests or comments.

We look forward to meeting all of you, contributing to the Midland community, and most of all sharing our passion for cheese!!

About Us (Sarah & Steve)

Let me start by saying "We LOVE cheese"!

In 2021 Sarah Kestle (me) and Steve Grise (my husband) moved from Toronto to Midland for the love of Georgian Bay. As we settled in, we found that King Street had almost everything we needed within walking distance. It's a fabulous town!! But what about cheese?? We don't want to leave town to find some good cheese.

Steve and I both have longstanding ties to the area. Steve was born in Midland, and my family moved to Collingwood in the early 80's. Last year we moved to Midland permanently and are loving it! If we are not sampling and sourcing the tastiest cheeses, you'll find us on the water enjoying our time on Tukanuz.

I have spent 35+ years in the insurance industry and decided that it was time to take my passion and share it with others. There is so much to learn about cheese and so many exciting things to investigate. I love to share what I know (which seems to be so little in the massive dairy universe!), but even more so I love to hear about your experiences with cheese - your favourites, dislikes, recipes...anything. Always happy to chat with anyone!

For Steve, moving to Midland was coming back to his roots. Steve was born in Midland and the Grise family was very involved in the town dating back to 1879 when Didace Grise 1 started a butcher shop in Midland. The family later built the Royal Hotel and added the Delawana Inn. The family was in the resort business for 5 generations and later added Elgin House and Aston Villa, where Steve grew up.

Steve now works in the GIS industry (you know...that mapping stuff) and then helps me with every spare minute he has.

We look forward to meeting you!