La Trappe à fromage: the "proudly Gatineau" company opens in Chelsea
After having seduced the citizens of the various districts of Gatineau and the municipality of Val-des-Monts, the local company La Trappe à fromage, a delicatessen specializing in Quebec cheeses of all kinds, is officially setting out to conquer the Outaouais region by opening the doors of its new Chelsea branch. The official opening of the company's new location at 193 Old Chelsea Road took place in early December 2022, just in time for the holidays and the new year.
Quebecois cheeses, La Trappe specialty cheeses, flavoured olive oils, confits, jellies, charcuterie and desserts are now available and within easy reach for residents of Chelsea and the surrounding area. The company, which is responsible for the creation of 85 jobs in the region (including eight new positions at the Chelsea branch), also offers an online shop service and home delivery of its products.
To mark the opening of the 7th Trappe à fromage, a celebration bringing together the company's management, some members of the local political scene and several citizens took place in the new shop on December 13. Sophie Chatel, Member of Parliament for Pontiac, was present at the event, as well as Steven MacKinnon, Member of Parliament for Gatineau and Chief Government Whip, Marc Carrière, Prefect of the MRC des Collines, and Pierre Guénard, Mayor of Chelsea.
After noting the contribution of La Trappe à fromage to the economic vitality of the region, Mayor Guénard added: "I am very pleased to welcome La Trappe à fromage to Chelsea, a flagship business in the region whose products have been making their way to the tables of many families for years. Moreover, their diversified offer of local products is fully in line with the values and vision of the municipality.”
Gilles Joanisse, co-owner of the Trappe à fromage boutiques, explained that he was very pleased with the opening of a branch in a municipality in full tourist development, such as Chelsea: "We are very happy to open our doors to the residents and tourists of the municipality of Chelsea. We are sure that this new shop will become a must for cheese, microbrewery and local product lovers of this beautiful region.”
Photo caption: The new Trappe à fromage, located at 193 Old Chelsea Road.
Photo credit: Courtesy of La Trappe à fromage.