Canadian Government invests in a Quebec cheese factory
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Agrilait S.E.C. in Saint-Guillaume, Quebec, will receive up to $859,833 through the Dairy Processing Investment Fund. This investment will help the company increase cheese production at Fromagerie St-Guillaume, reduce its production costs and strengthen food security.
The investment will help install automated equipment, including an ultrafiltration system and milk separation system. This equipment will allow Fromagerie St-Guillaume to recover by-products of the cheese-making process and incorporate them into different products. The funding is expected to increase processing capacity by 35 per cent a year.
“Our cheese factories are often a part of their region’s identity and generate a feeling of great pride,” said the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, minister of agriculture and agri-food. “By processing milk from local producers, they are contributing to their community’s food self-sufficiency and vitality. Our government will therefore continue to invest with them to make them more competitive and contribute to their sustainability.”