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This fungus is in more foods than you think — and Canada is one of the top producers

Cheese, bread, wine, beer — just some of the products for which yeast is a crucial ingredient. Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he tours a Montreal yeast plant.

'When I have a piece of cheese, a slice of bread, there's a part of Canada in that.'

Canada is home to one of the biggest yeast producers in the world. 3:05

Cheese, bread, wine, beer — just some of the products for which yeast is a crucial ingredient. But did you know Canada is home to one of the biggest yeast producers in the world? 

Antoine Chagnon is the president of Lallemand, a company that specializes in the development and manufacturing of yeast and other cultures. Since 1923, Lallemand has developed and produced yeast in Montreal, and the company currently makes more than 200 varieties of the fungus.

Join chef Ricardo Larrivée as he tours Lallemand's Montreal plant. 

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