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Gourlay Family

BC Cheesemaker
Parksville, BC

Farmers Nancy and Clarke Gourlay manage Little Qualicum Cheeseworks along with Mooberry Winery and Morningstar Farm, though they’re quick to remind you that their farming is a team effort. Field staff, herd staff, cheese-makers, packaging staff, wholesale and distribution managers, not to mention the team running their successful farm-gate store – the Gourlay’s offer big praise to them all, and it’s clear from this roster that the farm has come a long way since its inception in 2001.

“Every day I look forward to the unforeseen challenges and problems that will require solving that day,” says Nancy. “While every manager attempts to make plans for people, projects and growth, a lot of what happens is stuff that nobody plans for but is just life. For example a major restaurant chain may inquire about a specialized cheese for their exclusive use, or a beaver may decide to take up residence in your irrigation pond. It’s exciting and we enjoy embracing the unforeseen and seeing where it takes us.”

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