Thursday, May 26, 2016

Gay Lea buying Black River Cheese

Gay Lea Foods Cooperative is buying Black River Cheese Company of Prince Edward County.

Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Gay Lea Chair Steve Dolson says the deal is part of the co-operative’s continued support for the Canadian dairy industry and Ontario dairy farmers.

Gay Lea says it builds on the co-operative’s existing cheese operations in Hamilton and Madoc.

The Black River Cheese store will remain open and retail and food service customers will also continue to be served from the Prince Edward County operations.

Gay Lea also recently acquired shares in Mariposa Dairy Limited, which produces goat and sheep cheese for the Canadian and U-S markets.