By Charles Collier, The Denmark News
NEW DENMARK, WI– No industry is more synonymous with Wisconsin than dairy, specifically cheese production. The world has come to expect only the best from our next-door cheesemakers and with multiple state, national and global awards for 22 different cheeses since 1991, BelGioioso is no small factor in that reputation.
Last year the company expanded its Green Bay distribution center which now handles all the cheese from plants across the state. The move was good for Green Bay, adding to the more than 700 jobs BelGioioso supports.
Now, it’s New Denmark’s turn as a soft cheese plant is under construction on Shirley Rd and CTH NN near an existing plant and warehouses.
The 90,000 sq. ft. facility will produce a variety of cheeses and add 20-30 new jobs, according to CEO Errico Auricchio.
Completion of the plant, BelGioioso’s fourth in southern Brown County, is expected by the end of the year.