Quebec cheese maker Damafro reaches annual sales of 40 million dollars, and pursues its dynamic growth in the North American Market



    SAINT-DAMASE, QC, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Damafro, a family-owned and
operated business and Quebec cheese industry leader, is proud to announce that
it has hit the 40 million dollar mark in annual sales, of which over 30%
stemmed from exports.
    Creators of Quebec's first soft washed-rind cheese - Saint-Damase -, the
Damafro master cheese artisans are at the root of an extensive range of
delectable fresh and ripened cheeses. Damafro markets more than 90 cheeses in
North America under 35 brand names including: Damablanc, Mme Clément
Camembert, Le Trappeur Brie, CaBrie, Bouchées Saveur, Chèvre des Alpes, Biquet
as well as the celebrated Tournevent goat cheese, Chèvre Noir.
    After 25 successful years and more than 65 awards, Damafro is now one of
the three largest fine cheese manufacturers in North America and among the
leading Camembert and Brie producers in Canada. Damafro purchased the
Tournevent cheese factory in 2005, then making it the leading producer of
goat's milk cheese in Quebec. The company employs 190 people at its
85,000-square-foot facility in Saint-Damase, making it one of the region's
largest employers. "Our focus remains the same, says Michel Bonnet, the
Company's co-founder and President of Operations, create innovative products
that please North American consumers and maintain a balanced yet aggressive
growth pattern".




For further information:

For further information: Marie-José Bégin, Haussmann Conseil, (514)
994-0802, mbegin@haussmannconseil.ca; Source: Damafro

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