The parent company of Saputo Specialty Cheese has expanded its specialty cheese portfolio with the purchase of a Canadian producer.
Montreal-based Saputo Inc. announced May 23 its purchase of St. Marys, Ontario-based Shepherd Gourmet Dairy Inc. for $100 million (Canadian).
Shepherd Gourmet’s specialty cheeses include sheep-milk, goat-milk and cow’s-milk fetas and sheep-milk ricotta. The company also makes yogurt and Skyr, an Icelandic-style yogurt.
Richfield, Wisconsin-based Saputo Specialty Cheese markets cheese under 14 brands including Saputo and Stella.