Wegmans and Cornell University are announcing a new partnership aimed at boosting New Yorkâ€™s cheese industry.
Dairy specialists at Cornellâ€™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 Keeleyâ€™s Cheese Company in King Ferry, NY,Â 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 hasÂ seen successÂ so far.
Details of theÂ cheese alliance will beÂ announced at a press conference Wednesday afternoon at Wegmansâ€™ Pittsford location.