Our Story

A proud 60-year old Norfolk County brand, Dennis’ Horseradish was founded by Dennis Gyorffy in 1960. The family distributed their products from Windsor to Ottawa and as far north as Sudbury. Customers ranged from small butcher shops and delicatessens to larger independent supermarkets.

The business was sold to the Hantz family in 1980, who added recipes and flavours and perfected the product. In 2008 it was acquired by Ryders and DeHooghes, both local farming families, and in 2020 sold on to the Whitmore and Healy families, with the Vandenbosch family joining the fold in 2021. Through it all, Rick Hantz was the steady hand and remains the Master Horseradish Maker to this day.

At Dennis’, we control the entire process from end to end, ensuring only the finest root and ingredients end up in everything we make. We harvest, process, and bottle each jar ourselves to guarantee we produce only the hottest and best horseradish in the country. Headquartered in Delhi, the heart of Ontario’s Garden: Norfolk County, everything remains local. Root is now grown by Lindsay Menich and Drew Patterson, family farmers in nearby Teeterville, who are committed to ethical farming and to continuous innovation.

The brand and product portfolio have grown over time, and the focus on excellence, with a bit of an edge, has never wavered.

A farm at sunset behind a Norfolk country road sign