Who We Are

The International Cheese Council of Canada (ICCC) represents Canadian importers of cheeses. The ICCC was founded in 1976 after cheese was added to the Import Control List on June 6, 1975, which led to the current Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) restrictions on cheese imports.

We do not represent domestic dairy farmers/processors. Instead, the ICCC represents dedicated, innovative, and active Canadian importers, marketers, and distributors of international specialty cheeses.

Council Directors

Arthur Pelliccione

Paul Blake

Patrick Pelliccione

Alexander Alexakis

Christoph Preusser

Myles Dew

Leeola Zanetti

Joe Dal Ferro

Council Executive

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Pat Pelliccione, Chair
Jan K. Overweel Limited

Joe Dal Ferro, Vice Chair
Switzerland Cheese Marketing Inc.

Leeola Zanetti, Treasurer
Tree of Life Canada

James McIlroy
McIlroy & McIlroy

ICCC Members at our meeting on September 19th in Montreal

A United National Voice

The International Cheese Council of Canada (ICCC) represents Canadian importers of cheese. Our Members want to import more cheese, and provide more competition and choice for Canadian consumers. We did not get our fair share of the 16,000,000 kilograms of new cheese Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) created by the Canada and European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). As importers, we support the Government of Canada’s progressive trade agenda, and the orderly elimination of Canada’s current 250% customs tariffs on cheese imports.