The first Empire Cheese Factory was built in the late 1870s on the farm of John Haig who was the first cheesemaker.  Today the Empire Cheese Co-op is the only cheese manufacturing plant operating in Northumberland County and the first one east of Toronto! We are now HACCP registered, the top of the heap in food quality standards !

The majority of Empire Cheese is sold through our factory store and various outlets in the Peterborough, Lindsay, Oshawa, Cobourg, Stouffville, Orono, Port Perry, Markham, Merrickville, Uxbridge, Burlington Farmers’ Market and surrounding areas. Empire Cheese is owned by local dairy farmers who hold an election each year to vote in a Board of Directors to run the factory.

Owned By: Local Dairy Farmers in Ontario


Last Verified July 19, 2021

Made In Campbellford, ON:

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Specialty Cheeses
  • Gift Baskets


Opening Hours


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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