Antoine Grisé runs a dairy farm that was established in 1866 in Drummondville (Grantham at the time). He is a sixth-generation dairy farmer with the same name as the Grisé who started the farm he now runs. After studying health sciences in CEGEP, Antoine moved toward agricultural economics in university when his father suggested, three years ago, that he take the reins of the family business, which was an easy decision for the 28-year-old. “I always knew I would end up doing this job, but taking the plunge was a big step.” He was born into this business and now passionately works full-time, 365 days per year. “Each cow is different and has specific needs; but in any case, I don’t feel like I’m working, even after a 15-hour day!” The milk from the 90 dairy cows at their farms in Drummondville and Wickham is sent to the St-Guillaume Cheese Dairy, a member of the Agrilait cooperative movement. Who knows if the seventh generation will continue the tradition!
You can visit the St-Guillaume Cheese Dairy Interpretation Centre free of charge to learn about how cheese is made.
Reservations: 819-396-2022, ext. 275
La Ferme Grisé is a member of La Coop Agrilait.
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