First known as "Hales Corners", Forfar is located on Highway 42 east of Highway 15 in Rideau Lakes Township, Leeds County. The town takes its name from the Scottish hometown of Mr. Stevenson, a Forfar resident.
Forfar is famous for its cheese and curds. I can vouch for the curds being yummy.
John Gile began making cheese at Forfar in 1863. The factory was originally situated ½ mile north of Forfar but the factory burnt down and was then rebuilt within the village.
Due to financial troubles and more fire, the business changed hands a few more times before it was finally rebuilt at it’s present day location, in 1922. In 1963, sixteen resident farmers formed a cooperative to purchase the factory and save it from closure.
Bakers feed store seems to be about the only other business in the area – it’s a cute little place.
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