The Old School Cheesery Ltd.

Artisan Cheese

Who We Are

Our Mission

At The Old School Cheesery, we are focused on providing  high quality handmade artisan cheese with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

With a variety of cheeses to choose from, we’re sure to satisfy your cheese hunger.

Our Facility

We are located just south of Vermilion on Buffalo Coulee Road (TWP Road 482 West) on a small acreage beside the Buffalo Coulee community hall. Our farm sits on a 9 acre lot well divided with a beautiful red barn and a Quonset which we converted into our cheesery. 
We purchase our cow milk through Alberta Milk, supporting local dairy producers. The milk is all pasteurized in our own facility, and once the process is complete, our team handcrafts it into artisan cheese. 

Owner

Patrick Dupuis is the owner and operator of the Old School Cheesery. He served 25 years in the military and after his retirement in 2015, decided to make his dream of owning his own business come true. He acquired his pasteurizing license in Leduc, and completed the Fundamentals of Cheese Making Course at the University of Guelph in Ontario.  After years of planning and major renovations, he opened the cheesery in September of 2016. He manages the business with the help of his daughters, as well as attends markets, and of course, pasteurizes and makes cheese. 

Staff

Valerie Roberts works alongside her father and sister operating and managing the business. She's a Lakeland College Alumni being a graduate in the Animal Health Technology and the Animal Science Technology programs. She acquired her pasteurizing license in Leduc, and is one of our qualified cheese makers at our facility. You will often see Valerie at Farmer's Markets since she is our main representative in that department. After recently traveling to Australia for three months, she is ready to manage our future dairy goat farm as well as remain a main asset in the cheesery. 

Victoria Roberts, being a Lakeland College Alumni herself, works in the business helping to support her father and sister whilst working towards her pasteurizing license. You can find her at local farmer markets as well as in the shop, elbows deep in cheese. Having completed a practicum in France, focusing on the production of goat cheese, Victoria has plans to return to Lakeland College to further prepare herself for the care and management of the eventual goat herd. 

Goat Dairy

The team at the Old School Cheesery plans to build a housing facility for dairy goats in order to start its very own goat dairy farm. Our milking parlour is located at the back of the cheesery facility and our goal is to make fresh Feta, Chevre, and other varieties of cheeses using our fresh goat milk from our operation. We hope to begin planning in the near future, and we will notify our customers when a date has been set as to when our dairy farm will be opening.