Cacique Foods – a leading family-owned Hispanic foods company and maker of authentic Mexican-style cheeses, cremas, chorizos and salsas in the U.S. – celebrates its 50th anniversary with a focus on innovation and increasing production capacity to reach more family tables across America. Cacique expands its operations to Texas by marking the grand opening of its new dairy processing facility in Amarillo and new corporate headquarters in Irving. The company is also investing in the future of Mexican cuisine by providing educational opportunities for the next generation interested in food manufacturing careers in Amarillo.
Cacique leads a billion-dollar category with at least one of its products in 80% of grocery stores across the country. The new facility is equipped to handle dairy processing, including production of the company's authentic Mexican-style cheeses and cremas and will grow Cacique's offerings while getting products on the shelves of even more stores nationwide. The 200,000-square-foot facility will feature technology making it one of the most state-of-the-art dairy processing facility in America. The building is made up of 7 miles of stainless-steel pipe and is the equivalent to nearly three-and-a-half football fields with production capacity to support the company's growth plan for years to come.
 "We're proud of the success Cacique has seen over the past 50 years. The company started with my mother perfecting cheesemaking, while my father sold Queso Fresco door-to-door, one pound at a time, out of coolers in our family car," said Gil de Cardenas, CEO of Cacique Foods LLC. "As we've grown from our humble roots, one employee at a time, Cacique Foods remains a family-owned company, and we've remained true to the core values my parents founded this business upon: Family. Quality, Integrity and Authenticity."
 Through honoring its 50th anniversary and the opening of the new location in Amarillo, Cacique is celebrating the past, present and future of Hispanic cooking in America by helping ignite a passion for Hispanic cooking for decades to come. With $35,000 contributions to both Amtech Career Academy and Amarillo College that support food manufacturing curriculums, Cacique is hoping to spark a passion for Hispanic food among the next generation in the Amarillo community.

About Cacique Foods LLC
Family-owned and founded in 1973 on the principles of Family, Quality, Integrity and Authenticity, Cacique Foods LLC is now one of the country's top Hispanic food brands - the No. 1 producer of Hispanic cheeses, creams, yogurts, chorizos and salsas in the United States. Cacique Foods LLC is celebrating 50 years of producing authentic, fresh and high-quality Hispanic products.