Bothwell Cheese Proudly Supports Non-GMO Month
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October is Non-GMO Month and Bothwell Cheese is proud to join in the celebration. Since we provide two different varieties of Non-GMO Project Verified cheddar cheeses to Canadian consumers, an award-winning Medium White Cheddar and a delicious Old White Cheddar, it’s a natural fit!
The development of this line of cheese took nearly three years and a huge commitment from everyone involved. To make a Non-GMO Project Verified cheese, the milk must come from cows that are fed Non-GMO verified feed. Two local dairy farms, Nyhof Farms and Braunsdale Holsteins, started this journey alongside Bothwell Cheese by converting their farms to grow only Non-GMO crops. The crops that are grown on these farms are tested during harvest and the feed that is purchased for the animals is tested upon delivery. In addition, Bothwell Cheese installed two new silos to segregate the milk we receive from these farms.
Braunsdale Holsteins is located near Blumenort, Manitoba, just six miles from the Bothwell Cheese plant. About three years ago they started growing Non-GMO verified crops, and for the last two years their whole farm has been non-GMO verified. “It’s a natural fit for us to partner with Bothwell Cheese and provide the milk for their Non-GMO Project Verified cheese.” says Braun. “We’re proud of the quality of our milk and we’re proud that it’s going into a premium, quality cheese”.
Nyhof Farms is located near Île des Chênes MB, approximately 10 miles from the Bothwell Cheese plant. They are seventh-generation dairy farmers who immigrated to Canada from Holland in 1993. Together with their father Albert, sons John and Henry grow grass, corn, and alfafa, all of which are Non-GMO verified. The Nyhofs partnered with Bothwell Cheese because they believe consumers should have a choice in the food that they consume. They are equally enthusiastic about the fact that they are one of two farms who exclusively supply milk to make Bothwell’s Non-GMO Project Verified cheese. “It’s exciting for us to see this cheese being sold across Canada and to realize that this milk is coming from our farm,” says Henry Nyhof.
All three of Bothwell’s Non-GMO Project Verified cheeses are now available at Sobeys stores across Canada with a $1 off instant savings coupon. Click here to find a Sobeys store near you. Click here for a list of other retailers across Canada who carry our Non-GMO Project Verified White Cheddar Cheese.
WIN a block of each of our Non-GMO Project Verified cheddars by answering the following question:
What is one of the Non-GMO crops that is grown on the Nyhof family dairy farm? (Hint: read above to find the answer!)
Comment below to enter by Wednesday, October 31st.
*One entry per person. Winner will be contacted by email and will have 24 hours to respond. No cash value. Contest open to Canadian residents only.