World Dairy Diary

BelGioioso Cheese to Open New Plant

bcheeseBelGioioso Cheese, based in Wisconsin, will host the grand opening of its fifth cheese plant next week. The ceremony will take place on March 25 at the plant site in Freedom, Wis.

BelGioioso Cheese, which currently employs 350 people and sources milk from 200 area dairy farms, will host local officials and members of the media at a grand opening ceremony at its new Freedom plant. Featured speakers include BelGioioso Cheese President Errico Auricchio, State Agriculture Secretary Rod Nilsestuen, and Kim Cates, representing Senator Herb Kohl.

The new 90,000 sq. ft. Freedom cheese plant is the latest addition to BelGioioso Cheese’s growing Wisconsin dairy processing operation. The new plant will make Fresh Mozzarella and Fontina, two of more than 25 Italian specialty cheeses handcrafted by the company.