Gay Lea Buys Another Cheese Company

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative is buying an Eastern Ontario cheese-maker.

The deal to purchase the Black River Cheese Company of Prince Edward County is effective June 1st.

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.