Uniekaas B.V., Purchase, N.Y., completed the sale of its aging, packaging and cut and wrap facilities in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands, to Germany-based DOC Dairy Partners B.V. The sale is part of Uniekaas’ strategic initiative to re-focus its core competency of selecting and providing customers and consumers with the highest quality cheeses produced in Holland.
As part of the sale, Uniekaas B.V. will now be called Best Cheese Global Inc. (BCG), with a focus in Europe, Asia and North America. BCG will feature their Parrano brand (Italian-style cheese), Tjiezi brand (dairy snacks for children), Melkbus crafted farmstead cheeses, Vintage Goudas, The Hollandse line of cheeses, Coach Farm goat cheese and other specialty cheeses. In addition, the Uniekaas brand name will remain with BCG for two years.
"The sale of this part of our business will expand the Best Cheese Global capability to invest in our key brands and markets going forward,” says Willem Jan Rote and Paul Wilde, owners of Uniekaas B.V. “We are excited to further expand our Parrano and Tjiezi brands across the globe as well as our overall business presence in Europe, Asia and North America. In addition, we are convinced that our production, aging and packaging facilities in Holland Kaatsheuvel are in good hands with DOC Dairy Partners. Our Parrano and Tjiezi brands are currently showing healthy growth, and with the ability to infuse further investments against these brands, we expect to accelerate our overall growth trends.”
BCG will remain a U.S. subsidiary of Best Cheese Global, and will continue to focus on sourcing cheeses from Holland and producing Goat cheeses at Coach Farm.
“This sale will better allow us to focus on our core competencies to enhance our presence in the U.S. and Canadian marketplace,” adds Steve Millard, U.S. CEO. “Our strong commitment to superior quality and customer service has and always will be our No. 1 priority.”