Gay Lea Foods/Black River Cheese

Cheese factory and retail store

A trip to Prince Edward County would not be complete without a visit to our Black River Cheese factory and retail store, a true County oasis!

Nestled along the banks of the Black River just outside the hamlet of Milford, you will find our store’s fridges well stocked with a wide assortment of our fine artisan cheese to purchase and take home. Open throughout the year, we are always serving up free samples of some of our many varieties of cheddars and mozzarella cheese to tempt and to tickle your taste buds. Here, we want to provide you with the perfect opportunity to try different cheeses that you may not have tasted in the past… such as our renowned Maple Cheddar or our Goat Milk Cheddar, to name just a couple. After all, it is all about a “taste experience” at Black River Cheese.

For those who are curious as to how we make our cheese, the store has a viewing window into the production area where, if you are there early in the day, you may be lucky enough to see some cheese in production. Health regulations prevent inside tours of the cheese factory in order to ensure the safety of our products, but the viewing area does let you see what the inside of our production facility looks like.

Besides discovering and sampling our great selection of cheese, you will find a wide array of wonderful County-made products including jams, jellies, chutneys, sauces, crackers, biscuits as well as a myriad of other tasty treats, drinks and snacks.

Although Black River Cheese is mainly a cheese plant, during your visit, we take great pleasure in offering you something sweet and cool. We are happy to serve Kawartha Dairy hard ice cream all year and from Mother’s Day till Thanksgiving, we also sell vanilla and chocolate soft ice cream. From savoury cheese samples to delightful sweet treats, it just doesn’t get any better than this!

County Road 13 913
Prince Edward K0K 2P0 ON CA
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