Racine, QC - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of $353,432 under the Dairy Processing Investment Fund (DPIF) to La Fromagerie Nouvelle France, a local cheese processor in Racine, Québec following a celebration of the ten year anniversary of the Fromagerie on June 23, 2020.
This investment will allow Fromagerie Nouvelle France to transfer their processing operations of sheep, goat and cow milk from a rental property into their own facility. The funding will also enable them to purchase and install new cheese and yogurt manufacturing equipment, including a controlled ripening chamber, pasteurization tank, automated manufacturing tank and cheese press.
The project is expected to increase the use of Canadian cow, goat and sheep milk, increase cheese and yogurt production, reduce production costs, while maintaining jobs in the community.
La Fromagerie Nouvelle France was founded in 2010. It specializes in the production of fine cheeses and yogurts from sheep's milk and cow's milk.
DPIF was designed to help the sector increase productivity and competitiveness, and help them prepare for market changes resulting from the Canada – European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
The Government of Canada strongly supports Canadian processors and is working closely with them to achieve a strong, growing and sustainable future for the next generation.Source : Government of Canada