Bel Canada and Agropur mark ten years of making cheese in Canada
by CM Staff
In 2011 the company stopped importing Boursin from France and began producing the original recipe in Saint-Hyacinthe.
MONTREAL — Bel Canada Group says it is commemorating 10 years of partnership with Agropur Cooperative for the local production of Boursin cheese products using Canadian milk.
According to the company’s announcement, the Boursin brand is consumed by one in four Canadian households. Bel acquired the brand back in 2007 and four years later, the company stopped importing the product from France and began producing the original recipe in Saint-Hyacinthe.
“We are committed to developing and manufacturing our products locally. This is even more important in the current context, in order to free ourselves as much as possible from the logistical problems associated with imports and, by the same token, to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Thanks to its expertise and great collaboration, Agropur has been able to support us in the development of the Boursin® brand. We are proud that some of our new products were created at the Saint-Hyacinthe plant and could eventually be reproduced in our other plants outside of Canada,” said Cristine Laforest, general manager of Bel Canada Group in a statement.