Emmi Roth, Monroe, Wis., acquired Great Lakes Cheese’s blue cheese plant in Seymour, Wis.

With the purchase of the Great Lakes Cheese plant, Emmi Roth will be able to expand its blue cheese production and increase its capabilities to develop new blue cheese products and packaging solutions.

“We believe in the blue cheese category, and see this as an opportunity to strengthen our position in the market,” says Tim Omer, president and managing director of Emmi Roth. “This acquisition gives us access to a talented group of cheesemakers and provides us with additional resources to expand our current production and develop new blue cheese products for our customers.”

Emmi Roth will assume ownership of the Seymour factory, related land, productions facility and equipment on Feb. 28.

“We know Emmi Roth to be as passionate about cheese and as committed to its employees as we are,” says John Epprecht, vice president, Great Lakes Cheese, Hiram, Ohio. “They are well positioned to guide Seymour’s business and its dedicated workforce into the next stage of growth.”

The Seymour plant currently employs 50 people.