Lactose-Free Bries
Venus Wafers - The Original Mariner Biscut Company - Made simple - Made right
BelGioioso Expands Cheese Plant, Receives Honorary Visit from Governor Scott Walker

BelGioioso Expands Cheese Plant, Receives Honorary Visit from Governor Scott Walker

Monday, June 20th, 2016

As part of his "Dairy Month" tour of Wisconsin in June, Governor Scott Walker stopped by BelGioioso Cheese's Green Bay plant to acknowledge the company's recently announced plans to expand the facility.

Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker“When you’ve got a cheesemaker expanding like this, it’s a sign that the dairy industry is alive and well in the state of Wisconsin,” Walker stated at the event, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. 

BelGioioso, already a major cheese presence across the state, is currently growing an existing plant at its headquarters location to include a new space that will mainly be used as a distribution point in Green Bay. The company stated the new space signals that all Wisonsin-produced BelGioioso cheese will now pass-through this facility before hitting the market.

Mark Schleitwiler, VP Operations, BelGioioso Cheese, Inc.The expansion, which has a completion goal slated for the end of the year, will help the company "become more efficient in shipping and serving customers," said Vice President Mark Schleitwiler.

Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, credited the state's cheese producers overall as a catalyst for the expansion. He said, We’ve got a booming dairy industry, and really driving that are cheesemakers,” Walker said. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in cheese production.”

The Governor also pointed out that the state of Wisconsin produces 25 percent of all cheese in the country, and in 2015 produced 3 billion tons of it in 2015, along with 29 million tons of milk. He also said that the industry alone supplies about $43 billion to the state's economy on average every year. “We’re pleased to have the dairy industry as such a prominent part of our state’s economy, and particularly driving that: our state’s cheesemakers,” Walker said, according to the Press-Gazette.

The Governor also acknowledged BelGioioso for the 700 jobs it has produced for the state's people and their families. "They’re growing jobs with good benefits. They’re the kind of jobs we want in Wisconsin,” he continued. Walker also stated that he working to export more cheese out of Wisconsin to create more jobs in the state. See footage of the event in the video below:

For the latest on BelGioioso, stay with DeliMarket News.

Belgioioso Cheese Inc.

Lactose-Free BriesVenus Wafers - The Original Mariner Biscut Company - Made simple - Made right

Have a new product, press release or story idea?

Let us know

In This Story

BelGioioso Cheese Inc. is a cheese manufacturer in Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1979 by Errico Auricchio, whose great-grandfather was a cheese manufacturer in Italy.

Clabber Girl® Licenses the Iconic BAILEYS Brand for this Unashamedly Pleasurable Treat

The new product, which is non-alcoholic, is available at a few select retailers for holiday 2018 shopping.
View Press Release

Chickapea Launches First-of-its Kind Vegan Mac, a Healthy Twist to our Favorite Comfort Food

The Vegan Mac is a first-of-its kind dairy-free option, joining the ranks of Chickapea’s current pasta offerings.
View Press Release

Caldic Appoints New Director Digital Transformation

The full-service distributor is further optimizing digital processes to enhance its business performance.
View Press Release

Polymer Logistics North America Leadership Announcement

Fred Heptinstall will step down as CEO Polymer Logistics North America, effective December 31 of this year.
View Press Release