THORNLOE, Ontario, Nov. 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Thornloe Grass Fed Butter now takes its place on a list of award-winning dairy products recognized with prestigious accolades for the farmer-owned Thornloe Cheese located in Northeastern Ontario. Earning the Grand Champion Award in the butter division at the The Royal Cheese and Butter Competition Presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario is a testament to the quality of cream from the Grass Fed farmers in the Temiskaming Valley region. Grass Fed Butter products in salted and unsalted formats were introduced to the Canadian market by Thornloe Cheese in the summer of 2018, meeting the growing demand for grass fed dairy products. The addition of these new creamery products follows a 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 associated with Grass Fed diets. This award is a testament to the farming and feed practices set by the Grass Fed standards. The award is shared with the families working the fields and the production team who develop quality products for fellow butter loving Canadians. This 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.” states Thornloe Cheese General Manager Rhonda Wood.

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 www.thornloecheese.ca

A JPEG of the Grand Champion Butter is attached for use accompanying this press release. Photo Credit:  Thornloe Cheese Inc.

For additional information please contact
Pamela Hamel, Brand Ambassador
Thornloe Cheese Inc.
1.416.346.5090
grandfromage@thornloecheese.ca

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