Glengarry Fine Cheese expanding
Glengarry Fine Cheese is expanding its operations. Anyone who recently took a drive down County Road 34 just north of Lancaster likely saw a lot of construction activity taking place at the property on the west side of the road.
Margaret Peters-Morris, the company’s owner/operator, is erecting a new 2,600-square-foot building that will be used mostly for cold storage. It will also include warehousing and offices.
Ms. Peters-Morris, who has operated the factory for a decade, says that the new facility will help streamline her business and make things easier for her nine full-time employees.
“This will make sure the pro- cessing staff don’t have to deal with the logistics,” she says, adding that the processing staff makes the cheese while the logistics staff deals with shipments.
Currently, Glengarry Fine Cheese sends its products to customers by truck, courier, or post.
Transporting cheese is tricky because it has to be sent out at a specific temperature and with refrigeration service.
The new building will enable workers to ship more frequently and also to be more flexible with the shipping. That’s because some of her customers will only receive shipments at specific times. With a new streamlined shipping facility, Ms. Peters-Morris hopes she’ll be able to better accommodate her clients.
Another bonus, she says, is that the new installations will enable her firm to send out cheese even farther. Right now, she only ships as far as Toronto. Once the new building is up and running, she hopes to begin shipping nationwide.
In the meantime, she says her workers are happy with the recent development. Production people are looking forward to having more room to do their work.
She says she came up with the idea for the new building about two years ago. It took that long to plan it and get the necessary permits. She hopes the building will be up and running by the end of July.
Over the past decade, Ms. Peters-Morris has won a number of awards for her cheese.
In 2013, her Lankaaster Aged won the the Global Supreme Championship in Somerset, UK.
Her company creates ten varieties of cheese, mostly with cow’s milk but some use goat milk.
The milk all comes from a farm in Williamstown.
Glengarry Fine Cheese takes in about 4,000 litres of milk twice a week.
New facility will enable cheesemaker to send products from coast to coast
CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY: A construction crew works on putting up a new 2,600-square-foot building at Glengarry Fine Cheese just north of Lancaster. Owner Margaret Peters-Morris says the new facility will help streamline the processing and logistics...