Hwy 19 in Centennial Park, Ingersoll Ontario
519-485-5510 Toll Free: 519-485-0120
Oxford County cheese has achieved international acclaim both in the past and present. Ingersoll had the distinction of being Oxford's cheese capital in the mid 1800's to early 1900's, producing and packaging a good deal of the County's renouned cheddar. It was near Ingersoll about 1840 that the first cheese factory in Canada was built. Further afield in Norwich the first Canadian co-operative cheese factory was erected by Harvey Farrington in 1864. The cheese making practice was introduced to Canada by English and Scottish immigrants. In early times, cheese was produced right in the farmhouse kitchen with the use of surplus milk. As cheese became more popular in Canada, it became necessary to move into, "cheese factories", of which this museum is a replica.
Other History nearby:
(Port Rowan) Backus Heritage Conservation Area
(Brantford) Bell Memorial
(Simcoe) Carillon Tower
(Ingersoll) Cheese Factory Museum/Sports Museum
(Thamesville) Fairfield Museum and Avenue of Peace
(London) Guy Lombardo Museum
09/20 Coming to The Ingersoll area
Scandinavian Folk Festival Gerry NY July19-21 Swedish Food Every Day, Expanded Lecture Program, Feature Length Swedish Movies (with English subtitles), A Celebration of Hans Christian Anderson.