FrieslandCampina N.V., The Netherlands, acquired Best Cheese Corp., a Purchase, N.Y.-based importer and vendor of specialty cheeses, to further strengthen FrieslandCampina’s position in the American consumer market.

Best Cheese imports specialty cheeses under the Parrano, Robusto and Melkbus brands.

“As a part of our transformative strategy, we continue to focus on delivering the best product to serve consumer’s needs. The Americas is a strategic growth market for us. By acquiring Best Cheese and Jana Foods, we will be able to grow our cheese business in the region further,” says Roel van Neerbos, president of FrieslandCampina consumer dairy.

“The combination of Best Cheese’s USA position as an established specialty cheese vendor and the strength of FrieslandCampina as the leading supplier of Dutch Cheese will take the success of our brands Parrano, Robusto and Melkbus to the next level,” adds Willem Jan Rote, former owner of Best Cheese.

Best Cheese will be fully integrated into the FrieslandCampina consumer dairy U.S. business. The former shareholders of Best Cheese will not be involved with the business.