The Canadian government invests in an Ontario cheese factory


The Canadian government invests in an Ontario cheese factory

June 15, 2022

The objective is to increase production, competitiveness

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture, Marie-Claude Bibeau announced an investment up to $2,038,092 for Quality Cheese in Vaughan, Ontario under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund.

Quality Cheese uses cow, goat and buffalo milk to make award-winning Italian specialty cheeses and cheese products for the North American market. This investment enables the company to meet growing consumer demand for its products through the introduction of new production lines, cheese cutting, packaging and ripening equipment, and packaging and of storage.

The company is also using a new software system to streamline the processing of all financial transactions and production functions, resulting in greater efficiency. Thanks to these innovations, Quality Cheese has added 25 full-time positions, bringing its workforce to 108 people.

“With funding from the Dairy Processing Investment Fund, we have been able to increase production at our facilities by investing in new equipment and talent,” said Joseph Borgo, vice president of finance at Quality. Cheese Inc. “We have created 25 new full-time positions to accommodate our increased production capacity, and by reducing costs we can focus on product innovation as we continue to be a leading supplier specialty cheeses for the North American market. »

The $100 million Dairy Processing Investment Fund was created to help Canadian dairy processors modernize their businesses and improve their productivity and competitiveness. The fund helped dairy processors adapt to market changes resulting from the implementation of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.