Thornloe Cheese Inc., is proudly owned by farmers and operates with family values in the heart of the Temiskaming Valley. Since 1940 when Rene Laframboise, took a leap of faith and opened the first cheese plant in the town of Thornloe we've earned your respect for quality products some 75 years later. We continue to craft heritage style cheddars and new age speciality products with pure cow and goat milks.
Our customers call us "Pride of the North", take us to your table for an exceptional food experience.
From the Temiskaming Valley, we’d like you to meet Steve Runnulls, and his millennial children – they are the salt of the earth types with a sincere passion for natural farming practices. We took a tour of the farmstead and enjoyed an intimate look at the day to day operations.
“Steve says, he would not farm if he could not pasture his cows nor if his kids were not part of the family farming future”.
At our core are simple values – “raise happy and healthy cows while being good environmental stewards”. *Pasturing cows enables our famers to achieve these values and bring the benefits of Grass Fed dairy to Canadians with Thornloe cheese and creamery products.
Natural pasture and grass-based farming systems increase flavour and micronutrients that are beneficial to human health (CLA, Poly unsaturated fatty acids, omega-3, antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and Selenium) in milk and cheese.
Grass Fed cheeses feature a health-promoting ratio of omega- 6 – omega-3 fat. Grass Fed cheese is a truly unique food in terms of its broad range of nutrients. (Dr. Bita Farhang, Dairy Farmers of Ontario)
While weather permits cows eat on pasture and are fed a cut grass diet for the rest of the year with a balanced ration of grain (approximately 25 per cent) and minerals to maintain optimal health and reproductive fitness.
Tucked away nearly 600Km North of Toronto, is an agricultural clay belt and tourist destination made popular because of its fresh air, rugged terrain, rolling pastures and crystal clear lakes surrounded by the wilds of the Boreal Forest.
The Runnulls Farm is one of a handful of suppliers within a 25 Km radius who supply our expert cheddar and artisanal cheese makers with fresh Grass Fed milk.
Our Grass Fed products bear this symbol and ensures the milk we source is monitored for standards in animal care and pasturing by the Dairy Farmers of Ontario.
Enjoy this fresh clean taste in our Grass Fed cheese and creamery products.
Sustainable farming and serving you fine cheddar for your everyday.