About Us

Since 1940 Thornloe Cheese has produced a respected brand of award-winning cheese and butter products in Northeastern Ontario. Our secret to quality is in the techniques of old-fashioned cheese making and quality of milk.  Fresh milk is utilized from neighboring farms all within a 25KM foot print in this unique Northern agricultural region.

Historical photo of cheese making

The original home of Thornloe Cheese was built in the village of Thornloe in 1940. It continued to operate in this location until a new plant was built in 1969 at the current travellers' destination and location on Highway 11 North just north of the City of Temiskaming Shores.

Throughout the years Thornloe Cheese has been owned by several businesses and today proudly is a 100% Canadian, farmer-owned cooperative.   In 2019 Gay Lea Foods, a 100% Canadian owned and operated dairy co-operative acquired Thornloe and continues to support the operations today.

Thornloe Cheese is a landmark and part of the regional heritage, as well an active partner with Culinary Tourism activities and is known best for its wide variety of cheeses, fresh cheese curds and ice cream! The plant remains an outlet for local dairy producers who wish to ship to a northern Ontario location.

Photo of Thornloe Cheese storefront, photo of Gencor ribbon-cutting


Quality Food

Sustainable farming and serving you fine cheddar for your everyday.

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