The Lactalis acquisition of various Kraft Heinz cheese companies is now finalized. The partnership was announced in September of 2020, but has been in the works for the last year and a half.

Kraft Heinz’s natural, grated, cultured, and specialty cheese products in the United States, as well as its entire foreign cheese business and its grated cheese business in Canada, are all included in the deal.

Lactalis will enter the grated cheese category in Canada as part of the acquisition, which includes production capabilities that will stay at Kraft Heinz’s plant in Montreal.

“The integration of Kraft Heinz’s Grated cheese business enhances Lactalis Canada’s capacity and capability to provide Canadian consumers with quality household brands and perfectly complements our growing portfolio of broad-based dairy products with the addition of parmesan,” said Mark Taylor, president & CEO, Lactalis Canada, in a press release.

About Lactalis Canada:

“Nearly 140 years of bringing the best to Canadian families.

From milk and cheese, to yogourt and butter, Lactalis Canada makes a lot of the foods many Canadians already enjoy. And while our roots are in dairy, our wide variety of products are crafted with quality, taste, and you in mind.”

About Kraft-Heinz:

“A Platform for Performance

The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go.”

Dairy Central is pleased to offer many quality products made by Lactalis and Kraft-Heinz, click here to find them.