Press Release

Uniekaas B.V. Sells Production, Aging, and Packaging Facilities to DOC Dairy Partners B.V. Retains Full Business in North America.

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Uniekaas B.V. has completed the sale of its aging, packaging and cut and wrap facilities in Kaatsheuvel, the Netherlands to the German based DOC Dairy Partners B.V.  DOC is the largest Dairy Cooperative in Germany. The sale is a logical step for Uniekaas B.V. as part of its strategic initiative to re-focus on Uniekaas B.V.’s core competency of selecting and providing its customers and consumers with the highest quality cheeses produced in Holland.

As part of the sale, Uniekaas B.V. will now be called Best Cheese Global Inc. (BCG)  Best Cheese Global will have focus in Europe, Asia and North America.  BCG will feature their Parrano brand (Italian-style cheese), Tjiezi Brand (dairy snacks for children), Melkbus crafted farmstead cheeses, Vintage Goudas, The Hollandse line of cheeses, Coach Farm goat cheese and other specific specialty cheeses. In addition, the Uniekaas brand name will remain with Best Cheese USA for a period of two years. 

Willem Jan Rote and Paul Wilde, owners of Uniekaas B.V. stated " The sale of this part of our business will expand the Best Cheese Global capability to invest in our key brands and markets going forward.  We are excited to further expand our Parrano and Tjiezi brands across the globe as well as our overall business presence in Europe, Asia and North America.  In addition, we are convinced that our production, aging and packaging facilities in Holland Kaatsheuvel are in good hands with DOC Dairy Partners.”  Said Wilde “Our Parrano and Tjiezi brands are currently showing healthy growth and with the ability to infuse further investments against these brands we expect to accelerate our overall growth trends.”

Best Cheese Corporation will remain a US subsidiary of Best Cheese Global.  They will continue to focus on sourcing award-winning cheeses from Holland and producing award-winning Goat cheeses at Coach Farm.  The US CEO, Steve Millard, commented “This sale will better allow us to focus on our core competencies to enhance our presence in the US and Canadian marketplace.  Our strong commitment to superior quality and customer service has and always will be our number one priority.” 

The transaction has been submitted to the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM). It is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2017.

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