Glen­garry Fine Cheese ex­pand­ing

The Glengarry News - Glengarry Supplement - - News - BY STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON News Staff

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...

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