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Antique wooden box-
The printing show better in person than the photos
Two pound Box
INGERSOLL LOAF CHEESE
THE INGERSOLL CREAM CHEESE CO. Limited
Made in Canada Net Weight 2 pounds
It's old, it's stained, it's nailed together in original condition.
This is estimated to be from the 1920's
Recipes published by that company here
First operated as a slaughter house, the Ingersoll Packing Company was established by T.D. Millar between 1855-1857 and was located on the south side of Victoria Street West. The company went on to become a highly successful enterprise. A district cheese buyer by the name of Mr. J.L. Grant later purchased the building and renamed the company Jas. L. Grant & Co. With the increasing amount of whey produced by local and area cheese companies, he saw the need to acquire additional hogs to consume the whey and he continued to run a successful company for many years. The company once again passed hands to Thomas L. Boyd of Liverpool, England. Covering four acres and processing up to 4,500 hogs each week, the factory was one of the leading pork processing plants in Canada at the time.
During the 1920's and on, the company began producing processed cheese, which combined various types of aged cheddar, which was pasteurized and made into a creamy spreadable cheese. This type of cheese had a longer shelf life. The factory became automated following W.W.II. which replaced hand packaging. By 1974, the Ingersoll Cheese Company was producing 120 different kinds of cheeses.
The Ingersoll Cheese Company which was operated by Nestle Enterprises Limited of Toronto was sold in 1982 to Anco Food Products of Montreal. Anco Food Products boasted the benefits of the transaction and noted that their "expertise and nationwide distribution system would be beneficial to the Ingersoll company". The Ingersoll Cheese Company was a subsidiary of Nestle since 1967 and supplied all of the cheese eaten during Ingersoll's annual Cheese & Wine Festival. At the time of the sale, the Ingersoll Cheese Company employed 85 workers and made Ingersoll cheese spreads and a variety of other cheeses under the Cherry Hill, Domino and Ingersoll Spread labels.