Food In Canada

New Brunswick invests in local cheese factory’s growth

By Food in Canada Staff   

Business Operations Dairy Grand opening of Fromagerie de la République New Brunswick

Grand opening of Fromagerie de la République.

The Governments of Canada and New Brunswick are investing to help artisan cheesemaker Fromagerie de la République buy new equipment.

René Arseneault, MP for Madawaska-Restigouche, announced a repayable contribution of $375,000 through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s (ACOA) Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program.

The Province of New Brunswick also announced a contribution of $163,530 toward the project, which is provided under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP), a $3.5- billion investment by the federal, provincial, and territorial governments that supports Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sectors.

The new artisanal cheese factory, which produces firm, rindless cheddar, is owned by the Lavoie family, fourth-generation dairy farmers. Visitors to Fromagerie de la République will be able to learn about the cheese-making process, as well as purchase products.


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