Gay Lea Foods acquires Thornloe Cheese

By Jim Cornall contact

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Thornloe Cheese has produced cheese and cheese curds in Northeastern Ontario for more than 75 years.
Thornloe Cheese has produced cheese and cheese curds in Northeastern Ontario for more than 75 years.

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Canadian dairy cooperative Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited has acquired the operations of Thornloe Cheese from EastGen.

Based in Thornloe, Ontario, 520km north of Toronto, Thornloe Cheese has been a local producer of cheese and cheese curds in Northeastern Ontario for more than 75 years.

The business employs approximately 30 people and produces specialty cheeses, and introduced the first butter and cheeses made with milk sourced from Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) Verified Grass Fed program.

Gay Lea Foods chair, Rob Goodwill, said, “Thornloe Cheese has a long and storied history in Northern Ontario and holds a special place in the hearts of northern dairy farmers and consumers alike.

“We are pleased to keep Thornloe Cheese in the hands of a wholly Canadian dairy farmer-owned co-operative and help keep Northeastern Ontario’s rich agricultural legacy alive.”

Thornloe Cheese operates one retail store and services a range of wholesale customers in Northern Ontario and Quebec.

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