BelGioioso Cheese, Inc., Green Bay, Wis., announced plans to open a new 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Denmark, Wis. The facility is anticipated to create 50 new jobs. Additionally, the company celebrated being a part of Walmart’s 10-year commitment to buy an additional $250 billion in products supporting American jobs by 2023.

“We continue to expand our presence in Wisconsin, and have created over 700 local jobs since we began in 1979,” says Errico Auricchio, president and founder. “We started with only one cheese—Provolone—and now have a full line of quality Italian cheeses. Walmart has been committed to BelGioioso for many years, and we are honored to have been chosen to help highlight their American Jobs Initiative for the state of Wisconsin.”

BelGioioso Cheese shares Walmart’s commitment to U.S. manufacturing and jobs. The company sources their milk from local Wisconsin farms, less than 30 miles away from each plant, and pays premiums to their farmers for the richness of the protein and butterfat in the milk. 

“Our customers have told us that second to price, where products are made, influences their purchase decisions,” says Cindi Marsiglio, Walmart’s vice president of U.S. manufacturing. “We are focused on buying great quality products that create jobs in communities across the U.S. It makes sense for our customers, our communities and our company.”