The St-Albert Cheese Coop has had 3 confirmed cases of Covid-19. In conjunction with public health, we are having all of our employees tested in order to reduce the spread. This will result in the closure of both the factory and factory store tomorrow Friday, February 26, 2021. The factory will stay closed for another three days after, thus giving us time to get the results and re-evaluate the situation.
In the meantime we will re-open our factory store on Saturday, February 27th, 2021, but please note that there will be no fresh curds or blocks available.
We continue to take all possible measures at our disposal, in order to keep our staff and customers safe.
We take the health and safety of our clients and employees very seriously and after reviewing activities that draw clients inside our building, therefore increasing the risk of COVID-19 contamination, we decided to reduce these activities to the minimum for the winter season. Therefore, we wanted to inform you that we have made the difficult decision to shut down our restaurant until the month of May 2021. Our last day of operation will be December 6, as detailed in the calendar below. Please note that our Cheese store will remain open daily from 9am to 6pm.
November 29: Open
November 30 to December 2: Closed
December 3 to 6: Open
From December 7: Closed
We wanted to thank our loyal clients that have supported us throughout this pandemic; we will be back with new menu items for you in the spring!
Yesterday Medical Officers of Health from Eastern Ontario Health Unit announced a regional approach to the use of masks that requires individuals to wear a mask in certain enclosed public spaces. Wearing a mask is a supplement to other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19.
The new Directive is effective today.
The wearing of the mask will therefore be mandatory inside the St-Albert Cheese from today, July 7.
Given the constantly evolving situation and the labour shortage we’re starting to experience in our vital departments, we’ve had to take the hard decision today to cease operations of the St-Albert restaurant, for an undetermined period, as of Monday, March 23rd.
We’ve also had to adjust the Store hours; the new hours will be from Monday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm, until further notice.
The St-Albert Cheese Co-operative received the Small Co-operative of the Year Award presented by the association Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada, which celebrates the unique community impact of a co-operative. Celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, this co-op has stood out and prospered for more than a century in the highly competitive cheese market. The business contributes actively and financially to local municipal projects. Each year, the St-Albert Cheese Co-operative welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors to its premises to promote its history and the co-operative model, making the enterprise a leading ambassador for the co-operative sector as well as an important economic driver for its rural Ontario community.
From February 1st to 7th, poutine is the star at the St-Albert Coop! During Poutine Week, celebrate your love of this typically Canadian dish by taking advantage of our specials on poutines. Regular sizes are all only $5, no matter what flavour your choose.
We also take advantage of this occasion to highlight a flavour specially created for Poutine Week, the Quack Quack poutine. It is being added to our traditional poutines, which are all just as delicious: classic, St-Albert, vegetarian, bacon, Italian, smoked meat and hot dog.
Poutine Week is a celebrated event in several restaurants in Canada and even abroad. Each participating Chef has to create a creative poutine that will be served specially for the event. Clients are invited to vote for their favourite poutine.