Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2015 Regional Award Winner

 

Bright Cheese & Butter

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Spencer Haskett and Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier and President of the Treasury Board

Spencer Haskett and Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier and President of the Treasury Board

Established in 1874, Bright Cheese & Butter knows a thing or two about aging. So when an importer was looking to replace internationally sourced Asiago products with a local alternative, the Oxford County cheese makers stepped up. To improve quality and shelf life, they tweaked their recipe with different cultures and modified the aging process itself. The results? Better Asiago,faster. The new product is ready for market four months sooner than the previous recipe was. Bright`s Asiago was a top-three finalist at the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix and won the 2014 British Empire Cheese Competition's hard cheese category. In addition to improving the operation's bottom line, their innovation provides a local alternative, conserves energy thanks to faster aging and draws food tourists to the Oxford County Cheese Trail.


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