Black Diamond Cheese

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Black Diamond Cheese Limited is a Canadian cheese manufacturing company, established in 1933, by Robert F. Hart. Founded under the name "Belleville Cheddar Cheese Limited", its original purpose was to export aged Canadian cheddar to the British market.

Black Diamond was purchased by Brooke Bond in 1968.[1] Brooke Bond became part of Unilever in 1984, who divested Black Diamond to Canada Packers in 1987.[2] Canada Packers then sold the plant to major dairy Ault Foods in 1991.[3]

It is owned by Parmalat of Canada, since 1998. The subsidiary employs approximately 470 people at its factory in Belleville, Ontario. In the United States, the brand is licensed to DCI Cheese in Wisconsin.


  1. ^ "Brooke Bond buys cheese firm". Montreal Gazette. 4 January 1968. p. 23. Retrieved 29 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Kidd, Kenneth (22 October 1987). "Packer buys cheese firm". Toronto Star. p. D5. 
  3. ^ Pitts, Gordon (16 February 1993). "The cheese plant nobody wanted". The Globe and Mail. p. B24. 

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