Local scientists “say cheese”

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Photo: Bethann G. Merkle

Most of Canada's raw milk cheeses are produced in Quebec.

Quebecers eat an average of 8 kilos (17.64 pounds) of cheese annually. Despite the seeming diversity in markets and grocery stores, Canada's cheese industry is dominated by four companies - Agropur, Kraft, Parmalat, and Saputo. Among them, these companies control nearly 80% of the national cheese market, and all operate at least one production facility in Quebec.