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The shrinking dayparts

As customers continue to expect varied menu options across all dayparts, for instance the growing popularity of the all-day breakfast, the lines between traditional day-parts is becoming increasingly blurred. Lunch and dinner menus are quickly melding into one and breakfast menus are rapidly grow

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This is Gay Lea Foods

Canadian dairy co-operative celebrates 60 years with a modern new look that sets the stage for further growth and innovation Mississauga, Ontario - (January 23, 2018) Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited ("Gay Lea Foods") today unveiled a modernized new logo and website reflective of its future out

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Delicious compound butter made with Gay Lea

Citrus-tarragon Butter View recipe - Blue Cheese and Chive Butter View recipe - Spiced Brown Sugar Butter View recipe -

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Patrons are much more generous during the holidays!

They are far more inclined to go to restaurants to celebrate with co-workers, friends and family during this festive time. We need to make sure we are taking full advantage of every opportunity to attract customers with fresh ideas. - Here are 4 excellent opportunities to increase your restauran

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Pair cheese with veggies for trendy fall dishes

Cauliflower rice. Spiralized sweet potato noodles. Portobello burgers. Zucchini ribbons. Restaurant plates are changing; vegetables are emerging as features on once meat-centric plates. According to research by Technomic, vegetable-based entrées have increased 15% on Canadian menus over the

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Mouth-watering mocktails with a twist

The food trend jury is in. The result? Cocktails are out, mocktails are in. Shake (or stir!) up your drink list with these hand-crafted mocktails. Choose a signature drink for Mother’s Day or list them on your menu all year ‘round. Iced Chocolate Espresso Sweet, chocolatey and extra satisfying

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Shelf life: help your dairy products last longer

Dairy products are high maintenance, in that they need to be stored in a certain way. Too warm and they spoil, too cold and they lose flavour. So what’s the best way to keep your dairy products fresh and flavourful, especially when they’re purchased in bulk? Our resident chef, Chef Darryl Fle

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Ontario has cooked up new menu labelling laws

By now you should (hopefully!) be familiar with the Healthy Menu Choices Act that has been in effect since January 1, 2017. As a reminder, the act requires food service chains with 20 or more locations to display calorie information on their menus. With calorie counts front and centre for food an

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Gay Lea Foods acquires Stirling Creamery

Mississauga, Ontario – (October 18, 2016) Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited (“Gay Lea Foods”) today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of The Stirling Creamery Limited (“Stirling Creamery”), effective November 1, 2016. The purchase builds upon Gay Lea F

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Black River Cheese joins our family

We’re thrilled to welcome Black River Cheese to Gay Lea Foods! Based out of Prince Edward County, the company makes exquisite cheddars and mozzarellas. We know what a local company means to its community, so Black River Cheese will continue to serve its customers in the county, and the rest of us

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From one tiny taste, to one landslide victory

Based on consumer votes, it appears Nordica Smooth Cottage Cheese has won over the hearts and taste buds of Canadians. We couldn’t be prouder. Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation, with the prestigious POY seal serving as a shortcut for consumers

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Cottage cheese re-invented

By Stacey Stein An uneven, lumpy texture is what first comes to mind when most people think of cottage cheese. But Gay Lea’s latest offering is velvety smooth, giving the dairy product broader appeal. “There’s nothing like this – it’s the first of its kind,” says registered dietiti

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Unimaginably smooth & delicious

Nordica Smooth Makes Its Debut Into Grocery Aisles and Your Heart - MISSISSAUGA, ON, - July 16, 2015 - Cottage cheese like you never seen or tasted before is here! Nordica Smooth has all the benefits of regular cottage cheese without the lumpy texture. Available in creamy and delicious Vanilla Bean

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The coconut cream rises

Gay Lea’s Real Coconut Whipped Cream has won two Canadian Grand Prix New Product Awards: Best New 2014 Product in the Condiments & Sauces category, and Best New 2014 All Canadian product. The second award in particular gives us pride. Complementing our Ontario farming roots, it is presented on

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Gay Lea wins energy conservation award

Gay Lea’s Energy Recovery Whey Management took home the prize for the Most Innovative Project during the Horizon Utilities' 3rd annual Energy Champion awards. “Gay Lea Foods is proud to the accept this honour on behalf of all the employees and management at the Salerno site who exemplify Gay

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Gay Lea Foods acquires Salerno Dairy

Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited is pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached, effective February 1, 2014, to acquire Salerno Dairy. Salerno, a family-owned company in Hamilton, Ontario, has manufactured specialty Italian cheese for over 50 years. “With this acquisition we are me