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    Thornloe Cheese Co.



    QUICK FACTS

    Located: 

    Temiskaming, ON

    Established:

    1940

    Owned By:

    Grencore / Farm Cooperative

    Produces:

    • Cheese

    Season:

    Year Round

    Growing Practices:

    Thornloe Cheese has a special line of grass-fed cheeses.

    Producer Website:

    https://www.thornloecheese.ca/

    About:

    Thornloe Cheese has a long history – it was first opened in 1940 by Rene Laframboise – who at that time employed just two people and used 900lbs of milk! Over the years following, Thornloe was owned and operated by various partners in the region. At peak production, Thornloe was processing 40, 000 000 litres per year, running almost 24 hrs a day. 

    In 1997, Parmalat took over the cheese making plant, and continued to produce high quality cheese products until 2006. At that time, the operation neared closure, but a group of sustainably minded farmers and Gencor came together to form a partnership and save Thornloe. At present, it continues to be co-operatively owned and run by these farmers.

     

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