Local

In the name of cheese: Wegmans and Cornell University announce new partnership

In the name of cheese: Wegmans and Cornell University announce new partnership

Wegmans and Cornell University are announcing a new partnership aimed at boosting New York’s cheese industry.

Dairy specialists at Cornell’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are teaming up with the retail supermarket in an effort to bring increased economic opportunities for dairy farmers and new high-quality products for consumers.

Keeley O’Brien, owner of Keeley’s Cheese Company in King Ferry, NY, sees the partnership as a positive opportunity for small and large-scale cheesemakers.

“The more the merrier right now in New York cheese,” O’Brien says. “It’s a really up-and-coming market for us.”

O’Brien started her business in 2010 and has seen success so far.

Details of the cheese alliance will be announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Wegmans’ Pittsford location.

More Local Headlines

in Local

Five arrested on drug trafficking charges

crime

Authorities seized 108 bags of heroin, 2.4 grams of crack cocaine.

in Local

Local retailers gearing up for Black Friday

Local_News41-620x400

Arguably the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday is in the sights of retailers.

in Local

Cortland YMCA preps for annual Turkey Trot

runnin1

The Cortland YMCA will hold its annual Turkey Trot, the last and largest of the 6 races in the Borg Warner/Cortland YMCA Race Series on Thanksgiving Day.

in Local

Travel restrictions in place in parts of New York; 2-4 inches still expected in Ithaca

weather_alert_winter

State shutting down heavily-traveled highway in Hudson Valley, Catskills; delays expected on roads, at airports

in Local

Myrick: Protester arrests would breed counterproductive reaction

Cars block 13

Ithaca's Mayor reacted to Ferguson protests that spilled into city streets Tuesday night