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Grand Prix Cheese Winner!
Maple Dale Cheese, won the medium cheddar (aged four to nine months) category at the 8th Canadian Cheese Grand Prix in April, 2013. ... Full Story


First established in 1888 by a cooperative of local dairy farmers, Maple Dale was formerly known as the Zion Cheese Manufacturing Company and was located just off of Zion Road, within the small rural community of Thurlow, Ontario.

Now Maple Dale is a family run business, located on Highway 37, just 10 minutes north of Belleville, Ontario. Our plant has grown to a footprint of 40,000 square feet, and Maple Dale Cheese Gift Basketaccommodates production areas, cutting and packaging facilities, offices, warehouses, and our retail store. We are proud to be a HACCP registered company, with food quality and safety our priority.

Our cheesemaker Wayne Lain is a fourth generation artisan, and continues to make cheese the way his father taught him, with no shortcuts. We handcraft 100% farm fresh Canadian milk into approximately 1 million kilograms of cheese a year, creating a variety of fresh, aged, flavoured and specialty cheddars. Fresh curd is always available, try out some of our flavoured varieties for a tasty snack.

Stop in to select from our wide variety of gourmet food products, cheese boxes and gift baskets...delightful to add to any occasion.