Adam Blanchard was born in Carbonear, Newfoundland. After completing high school in Moncton, New Brunswick, Adam acquired a diploma in Computer Programming from Sheridan College. He decided to move back to Newfoundland to attend Memorial University where he studied Political Science and Business. It was during that time that Adam started working in the kitchen at Magnum and Steins. While at Magnum and Steins he decided to attend Holland College in PEI and take the Culinary Arts program. When at Holland College Adam was President of the Junior Chefs Association. During this two year program Adam worked at some excellent restaurants both in PEI and during his internship in Toronto. It was his time in at Pangaea Restaurant that Adam first came across cheese making, which definitely struck a certain chord with him.
Once completing his education at The Culinary Institute of Canada, Adam returned home, and in early 2011 Adam was contemplating a new skill to develop, and based on his inspiration from Pangaea, he decided to start making cheese for friends and family. Realizing that there were no artisan cheese makers in St. John's, let alone in Newfoundland, he decided to take Five Brothers Artisan Cheese to the St. John's Farmers Market, where he met Julia.
With that, Adam and Julia turned Five Brothers Artisan Cheese into a full time venture. A building was leased on Cashin avenue and renovations began to get the facility up to both Provincial and Federal health standards.
In 2013 Julia relocated to St. John's to join Five Brothers full-time and focus on the sale and promotion of new products, as well as growing an online business presence. In 2015 Five Brothers started to outgrow their facility on Cashin Ave. Adam and Julia decided to expand to a new facility in the Goulds where Five Brothers was able to receive raw milk directly from the local dairy farms to process into different cheeses. Adam and Julia now reside in Mount Pearl with their two children Avery and Oliver.