Fellow cheese-nut Sue Riedl is doing her happy cheese dance about this!
“When Petra Kassun-Mutch, founder of Fifth Town Artisan Cheese in Ontario’s Prince Edward County, stepped down as president in 2011, there was genuine sadness in the cheese community. Through her commitment to sustainable management, support of local producers and espousal of traditional cheese craftsmanship, Kassun-Mutch had become inexorably linked to the artisanal cheese movement. The company went into receivership in 2012, partly because of divorce complications between Kassun-Mutch and her husband (a 50-per-cent partner) and challenges covering operating costs. But even as it shut down, there was speculation about who would buy the facility…”