Canada: Gay Lea Foods acquires Black River Cheese

Canada: Gay Lea Foods acquires Black River Cheese

Gay Lea Foods, a dairy co-operative based in Ontario, Canada, has revealed that it is to acquire Black River Cheese Company, effective from 1st June 2016, to strengthen its  presence in the Canadian market of Canada.

According to its website, Black River Cheese “remains dedicated to preserving more than a century old tradition of producing real cheese; superior tasting and handcrafted, using pure fluid cow milk from Prince Edward County dairy farms, and no modified milk ingredients or artificial preservatives”.

Gay Lea Foods said that the addition of Black River Cheese would build on Gay Lea Foods’ existing cheese operations in Hamilton and Madoc, Ontario.

Commenting on the launch, Steve Dolson, chair of the board at Gay Lea Foods, said: “Gay Lea Foods is committed to growing the market for Canadian dairy and strengthening dairy farmers’ ability to secure markets for our milk. We are pleased to welcome the Black River Cheese Company into our dairy co-operative as part of our continued support for the Canadian dairy industry and Ontario dairy farmers”.

Source: Gay Lea Foods