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Chef Jeff McCourt is free wheeling Gouda-style at his new artisan cheese facility, Glasgow Glen Farm in New Glasgow, where he produces the renowned Gouda Cheese Lady Martina ter Beek’s time-honoured recipe as well as a whole new line of flavours.
NEW GLASGOW — Glasgow Glen Farm has officially opened its cheese making facility in New Glasgow.
Combined government funding of $269,500 helped Glasgow Glen Farm open its new operation, which will allow the company to grow its product line and create new artisan cheeses that were not already available in the province, as well continue to make the famous “Cheese Lady’s Gouda”.
Federal Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea announced that Ottawa is providing funding of $85,000. Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster says the P.E.I. government provided an additional $34,500 and Finance P.E.I. provided a term loan of $150,000 to support this expansion.
Glasgow Glen Farm is the only artisanal cheese maker in Prince Edward Island and will offer different varieties of cheese, including the Cheese Lady’s Gouda as well as feta, and blue cheeses in the future.
“This new equipment will contribute to making some of the most unique cheeses this Island has to offer,” said Shea. “Our Government recognizes that diversifying local offerings will expand the tourism and agri-food sectors and strengthen our economy.”
Webster says it’s important, as a government, to continue to support innovation and expansion in the agriculture sector and help local producers reach new markets.
Jeff McCourt is the owner of Glasgow Glen Farm.
“We are pleased to be continuing the great tradition Cheeselady's Gouda Cheese, an iconic P.E.I. food product. Glasgow Glen Farm is proud to be part of the amazing culinary fabric of Prince Edward Island and showcase some of the best quality milk in the country."