Real Milk, Real Time, Real Cheese, Real Difference
- Since 1885 -

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About Us

prc store 2From humble beginnings in 1885, the cheesemakers of Pine River Cheese & Butter Co-operative have built a reputation for their unique brand of high quality aged Cheddar Cheese.

Fiercely independent and one of the few remaining farmer's co-operatives, Pine River Cheese has been owned and operated by the dairy farmers of Bruce County for five generations.

We invite you to tour our plant, located 6 km south of Kincardine, Ontario, and watch our skilled cheesemakers combine traditional processes with modern technology to produce Pine River quality. From the viewing gallery, observe Canadian Cheddar being produced. See a video presentation on the making of cheese, and enjoy the Bruce County Museum artifact display. Best time to view cheese making is during morning hours. The viewing gallery is open from Monday to Friday, and there is no charge.

While here, visit our retail store, featuring, of course, all varieties of Pine River cheese. These include mild, medium, old and premium cheddar, mozzarella, havarti, marble, and our flavoured cheeses. The store also carries certain varieties of organic cheeses.

In addition to all our cheeses, we also carry gourmet items to tempt any palate - speciality coffees, cocoa and hot chocolate in a variety of flavours, imported chocolate and other candy, imported biscuits, a wide variety of crackers, jams, jellies and other preserves, pickles, olives, and so on.

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Retail Store Hours

January 1 to April 30:

  • Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Closed on Sunday

May 1 to December 31:

  • Monday to Saturday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Victoria Day Weekend to Labour Day Weekend)
  • Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Closed December 25, 26 & January 1

***Store hours subject to change


  • Public Washrooms (Wheelchair Accessibility, Baby Changing Station)
  • Ample Parking
  • Easy Highway Access (along Hwy 21 South)
  • Picnic Tables
  • Viewing Gallery & Museum
    • Gallery & Museum open May 1 to December 31 (Closed on Weekends)
    • Open March Break
    • Hours: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Phone: 519-395-2638 (ext. 107 or Press 6 for the Retail Store)


Pine River Cheese Factory & Retail Store is located on Highway #21, six kilometres south of Kincardine, Ontario, adjacent to beautiful Lake Huron. Take Highway #401 from Windsor or Highway #402 from Sarnia to Highway #21 and go north. From Toronto, take Highway #410 to #10, to #9 (Orangeville), turn west on Highway #9, to Kincardine, and Highway #21. Turn left (or south) at Highway #21. Pine River Cheese is about 6 km from the interesection of Highways #9 and #21.

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