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Who We Are

Nestled near the pristine waters of Lake Huron, Pine River Cheese has been an integral part of Ontario's culinary heritage for over a century. Founded in 1885 and operating previously as a farmer-owned co-operative since 1939, our cheese is more than just food; it’s a cherished memory for many who've grown up savoring its flavor by the lake.  

For generations, locals and visitors alike have stood at our observation deck, watching the magic of cheese-making unfold before their eyes. Our commitment to traditional small-batch production ensures that every cheese we create is infused with genuine passion and the freshest milk locally supplied. 



While our foundation is firmly rooted in a rich history, celebrated with classics such as cheddars, Pine River has gracefully evolved. Today, we present a range of artisanal products, meticulously crafted with modern methods and advanced technology. 



Pine River Food Products Inc. prides itself on its high-quality dairy products and is SQF (Safe Quality Food) certified, demonstrating our commitment to the highest standards in cheese manufacturing. This globally recognized certification signifies our dedication to producing top-quality, safe cheese products. Our achievement in obtaining SQF certification is a cornerstone of our promise to deliver excellence and maintain rigorous safety standards, ensuring that every product we offer embodies our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. We are Federally Licensed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Also, our select products are Kosher, Halal, and Organic certified. 


We are driven by our passion for crafting exceptional cheese products that bring joy to our customers. Our commitment to quality, sustainability, and innovation is at the core of everything we do. From sourcing the finest ingredients to blending time-honored craftsmanship with modern techniques, we ensure that every bite of our cheese reflects our unwavering dedication to excellence. With Pine River, you're not just choosing cheese, but a brand that stands for uncompromising quality, craftsmanship, and the creation of unforgettable culinary experiences. Join us on this delicious journey and savor the unparalleled taste and quality that sets us apart.