Yoso is a family operated business that was started by brothers Erik Lo and Francis Lo. The brothers came to Canada in the eighties. Erik studied both food science and dairy technology while Francis studied agribusiness at the University of Guelph. It was Guelph that they started experimenting with ideas for a gourmet dairy free spread made with locally grown soybeans in southwestern Ontario.
The Lo brothers are continuing a family tradition with their business. Their grandfather Dr. K.S. Lo was a visionary who was the first to commercialize soy milk in the 1940 in Hong Kong and founded what is known as Vitasoy International Holdings today. Their father, Frank Lo, was a dairy scientist of dairy free cheese and an inventor who held two US patents dated back in 1970s. Frank was one of the two sons took over the management of his family business until his retirement. Frank was an inspirator of Erik and Francis. Today, the Lo brothers strive to deliver their dairy-free, gluten free, casein-free, vegan, fermented and cultured foods to all to enjoy.
At Yoso, we treat everyone fairly and we aim to nourish a positive environment for everyone. Most of team members are from our local community, and most of them have been with us for many years. They came from all different ages, nationalities and culture. However, we are all selflessly devoted to do one thing: To make the best tasting dairy-free product!
We are dedicated to creating nutritious and wholesome products that support our health, our community, and our planet. We continually strive to source the healthiest ingredients to acreate great tasting foods that all can enjoy. We are passionate about supporting our local community in Cambridge, Ontario, paying fair wages to our staff and suppliers, and reducing our waste and keeping our environmental footprint at a minimum.