Black Diamond Cheese Limited is an established Canadian cheese company that has been satisfying cheese cravings since 1933
Founded by Robert F. Hart, it began as Belleville Cheddar Cheese Limited with the purpose of exporting aged Canadian cheddar to a cheese-loving British market.
Though still located in Belleville, Ontario, the name changed to Black Diamond. The significance of the name stems from the cheese-making process. Historically, cheese was dipped in hot wax to prevent mold growth on the rind and reduce shrinkage during aging. Upon contact with the rind, the wax would immediately turn black. A diamond among cheese for flavor and black on the outside – the name Black Diamond was born. Black Diamond was the first brand name for Canadian cheddar.
Belleville Cheddar Cheese Limited was established
Old Cave Cheese Company was acquired and absorbed
Black Diamond 200g sticks are introduced
W.S. Cook & Son Limited was acquired and absorbed
Clover Valley Food Co. was acquired and absorbed
50th anniversary was celebrated
Natural Shredded Cheese was introduced
Parmalat purchases Black Diamond brand
Black Diamond shredded cheese is introduced
75th anniversary was celebrated
NEW Black Diamond Cheese Spread is released
Black Diamond premium reserve cheese lineup is launched.