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.