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Thornloe Grass Fed Butter takes Grand Champion Award at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

By Food in Canada staff   

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Thornloe Grass Fed Butter has earned the Grand Champion Award in the butter division at the 2018 Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. 

Grass Fed Butter products in salted and unsalted formats were introduced to the Canadian market by Thornloe Cheese in the summer of 2018. The addition of these new creamery products followed the successful launch of Grass Fed Cheeses in 2017.

The company has worked with local farmers who pasture cows when weather permits and feed a grass-based diet for the rest of the year to produce popular butter and cheeses with the health benefits derived from elevated levels of Omega- 3 fatty acids.

The award is a testament to the quality of cream from the Grass Fed farmers in the Temiskaming Valley region in Ontario, the farmer-owned Thornloe Cheese said in a press release. “The award is shared with the families working the fields and the production team who develop quality products for fellow butter loving Canadians, and is an incredible achievement for Thornloe, their farmer-owners, and the Northeastern Ontario farming region.”


“Our team embraces the unique agricultural features of the region and have developed a line of nutritious and great tasting Grass Fed products,” general manager Rhonda Wood said in the release.

Thornloe Grass Fed Butter and Cheeses are available through retail grocery stores and food service providers.

Thornloe Cheese Inc. is a wholly farmer-owned, artisanal cheese company located in Thornloe, Ontario. Their innovative cheese making practices have earned them several national awards and a reputation for quality cheese and creamery products for over 75 years. The company extends appreciation to the Dairy Farmers of Ontario and Dairy Famers of Canada for their expertise in developing the Grass Fed program. In 2014, Thornloe Cheese Inc. was awarded the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. Its most popular products include traditional cheddars, poutine curds, fine cheeses and the iconic Blue Cheese named “Devils Rock”.

To learn more about Thornloe’s product line visit

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