Canadian Government invests in Ontario cheese processor
Monica FergusonFood Manufacturing Food & Beverage Manufacturing consumer demand dairy processing modern operations Quality Cheese software system
An investment by the Government of Canada of up to $2,038,092 for Quality Cheese in Vaughan, Ont., under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund, was announced by The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau.
“The Government of Canada is proud to support the modernization and competitiveness of the dairy processing industry,” said Bibeau. “This investment is helping Quality Cheese combine traditional cheesemaking methods with innovation, modernizing their operations and increasing their efficiency to meet growing consumer demand for their high-quality products.”
Quality Cheese uses cow, goat and buffalo milk to make Italian cheeses and cheese products for the North American market. The investment allows the company to meet consumer demand for its products with the introduction of new production lines, cheese cutting, conditioning and ripening equipment, and packaging and storage hardware.
The company is using a new software system to streamline the handling of all financial transactions and production functions. Quality Cheese has added 25 full-time positions, increasing its workforce to 108 people.