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Alberta Artisan Cheese

Handcrafting nature's bounty into quality artisan cheese.

Fresh and squeaky

Flavoured cheddar

Brie, Montasio, and more


Our Story

from a dream to a cheesy business

An Idea is Born

Entrepreneur Patrick Dupuis opened the Old School Cheesery in 2016 after serving 25 years in the military. He completed the cheese maker certificate program at Guelf University in Ontario, acquired his pasteurizing license, and became the head cheese maker for his own business.

Our First Employee

His eldest daughter, Valerie, joined the team in early 2017 to help run the business. She also acquired her pasteurizing license and became a cheese maker, learning under her father.

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 acres 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. 

Alberta's First Économusée

Old School Cheesery becomes the first Economusee in Alberta. Opening its door to visitors from around the world. A visit of the premises in the company of passionate artisans and cheese lovers will enable you to discover fresh products made on site and follow the journey of milk until its transformation into cheese.