Model Farm Students Visit Cheese Factory

Wednesday June 28th 1876.


Puslinch Cheese Factory This factory, which was totally destroyed by fire last fall, was rebuilt and set in operation by its active and enterprising proprietor, Mr. Robert Little, this spring. Mr. Little has engaged the services of Miss Reid, a practical cheese-maker, who established her reputation as such, testing her first making on the 10th of May last, which was declared by competent judges to be an excellent article.


On Wednesday last, Miss Reid was quite surprised by seeing two teams drive up to the factory, from which alighted several young men. This surprise was heightened when one of the gentlemen introduced himself as Prof. Brown from the Model Farm, who also introduced to her, the Professor of Chemistry and several of the students of the Agricultural College, all of whom were desirous of seeing the factory.


She, being a prompt, energetic, and business-like lady, gave them all the information that lay at her disposal concerning the art of cheese making, at the same time expressing her regret that Mr. Little, the proprietor, was absent.


Professor Brown, before leaving, requested permission to return the following morning with the remainder of the students. The whole party seemed to enjoy themselves very much, their behaviour speaking well of the college. We hope that this institution may long continue to prosper as it has done heretofore, as we are confident that the agricultural education given to the students is both extensive and practical.



from the Guelph Mercury newspaper