About Us

Ivanhoe Cheese began as a small dairy cooperative in Ivanhoe, Ontario. For over a century, we specialized in artisan aged cheddar. In 1986, we became a private company, expanding our manufacturing operation and our palette with a variety of specialty cheeses. We came full circle in 2008 when we joined with Ontario’s largest dairy cooperative, Gay Lea Foods.


True to our beginnings, we continue to produce award-winning artisan cheddars, as well as an extensive selection of specialty cheeses including Naturally Smoked Gouda and flavoured Monterey Jacks. We even offer Kosher and Halal varieties. We have the passion of our members and customers to thank for our success. And like to think our company is not unlike our cheese: better with age.