Afrim Pristine announced as Ontario Cheese Ambassador

Published on: December 11, 2019 | Updated on: December 12, 2019 04:22 PM EDT

Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO) is proud to announce Afrim Pristine as the inaugural Ontario Cheese Ambassador. Through this new role, Afrim will partner with DFO to share, celebrate and promote the coming of age of Ontario cheese.

“I could not be prouder of this new role and help elevate awareness of the high-quality cheeses made right here in Ontario,” says Afrim Pristine, Ontario Cheese Ambassador. “The cheeses we have in this province are some of the world’s best, not only because the milk used to craft them comes from hardworking Ontario dairy farming farmers but because of their world-class taste and craftsmanship.” 

Afrim Pristine comes from a cheese-loving family, who has owned and operated Toronto’s Cheese Boutique since 1970. Afrim travelled across Europe, spending time in Italy, Spain, Switzerland and England to study and learn about various cheeses. He then continued to build on his family’s legacy by becoming the world’s youngest—and Canada’s only—Maitre Fromager, making him the perfect selection for this role. 

“DFO is thrilled to have Afrim Pristine join as the first Ontario Cheese Ambassador,” says Kate Longmire, Director, Marketing Consumer Programs, Dairy Farmers of Ontario. “With Afrim’s expertise and this newly established partnership, we will work together to help raise awareness of high-quality and diverse cheeses made in Ontario.” 

DFO is dedicated to supporting local food and businesses across Ontario communities. The new portfolio of Ontario Cheese Ambassador is further demonstration of that commitment. 

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