BelGioioso Cheese has entered into an agreement to acquire Polly-O, the historic cheese brand founded in 1899, for an undisclosed purchase price from the Lactalis Group. The Polly-O brand of cheese will expand BelGioioso’s footprint in the dairy category in addition to its existing Casaro brand. Last year, Polly-O achieved net sales of roughly USD $177 million.
Kaukauna, America’s #1 manufacturer of cheese balls, is introducing two new, limited-edition cheese ball varieties for the fall and holiday seasons: Kaukauna Cranberry & Cream Cheese and Kaukauna Four Cheese & Sun Dried Tomato.
Marin French Cheese Co. introduces Golden Gate, the first in its new line of premium cheeses, handcrafted at the country’s oldest cheese company. This washed-rind, triple crème cheese is aptly named for the golden color of the cheese as well as the Golden Gate Bridge, the iconic gateway to Marin County where the historic creamery is located. The unique cultures naturally present in California’s coastal air result in an artisan cheese with a true sense of place.
Norseland will market and distribute a new range of premium Irish cheddar cheeses under the Pastureland brand in the U.S. The Pastureland range will capitalize on the growing consumer awareness around health and nutritional benefits of naturally produced dairy products. The range will be certified to the prestigious Bord Bia Grass Fed standard and will be the first dairy product to feature the Grass Fed logo on its packaging.
Cello welcomes two new additions to its portfolio of cheese flights, Cello Breeze and Cello Sunrise. With a dedication to making cheese less intimidating for all through tasty products and educational resources, these new offerings deliver on both flavor and approachability.
Sargento Foods has launched Creamery Sliced and Shredded Cheeses, a new line of real, natural cheeses that deliver an amazing melt thanks to the addition of real cream. These cheeses add a creamy texture and meltiness to your favorite dishes and are the perfect choice for cozy, indulgent, at-home meals or any backyard barbeque.
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Hilmar Cheese Company jointly announced the company’s decision to build a new state-of-the-art cheese and whey protein processing plant in Dodge City, Kansas. The new facility is expected to create 247 new jobs and represents $460 million in capital investment. The project is estimated to bring an additional $550 million in capital investment and 750 new jobs within a fifty-mile radius of Dodge City by late 2023.
LALA is bringing home the authentic taste of Mexico with the introduction of three types of artisan cheese -- Queso Fresco, Queso Panela and Queso Oaxaca. The new additions to the LALA brand of fresh dairy products are now available in Fiesta Mart grocery stores and El Rancho Supermercardo stores throughout Texas and international specialty markets in the Chicago area.