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BelGioioso Cheese's Tim Cronin Spotlights Polly-O Brand

Monday, August 15th, 2022

Innovative brands make the world go ’round—at least, here at Deli Market News, they do. Such a brand bringing life to the cheese sector is BelGioioso Cheese’s Polly-O brand, which is primed for continued growth. Giving us an exclusive look at this popular lineup, Tim Cronin, General Manager of the Polly-O brand, recently shared some insight on its past and future evolution.

Tim Cronin, General Manager, BelGioioso Cheese“The Polly-O brand itself was founded in 1899, in the New York marketplace. It’s a very, very demanded brand within New York and the growing Northeast market. Kraft purchased it in the ’80s, and now it’s back under the control of an Italian family-owned and operated company,” explains Tim.

As Tim goes on to explain to us, BelGioioso Cheese is taking a laser-focused approach to growing the Polly-O brand, just as the Polly-O family did many years ago.

BelGioioso Cheese’s Polly-O brand is primed for continued growth in the specialty market

“In our portfolio, we have some very high-end dairy items,” Tim explains, giving us a deeper look at what the Polly-O brand has to offer. “What you’re seeing here right now is our string cheese line. So, Polly-O was one of the creators and founders of the mozzarella string cheese category; and you’ve noticed that we brought back the yellow packaging, and we emphasized the parrot to remind people of the roots and history of where the brand came from.”

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The BelGioioso story began over a century ago when BelGioioso President, Errico Auricchio, a fourth-generation cheesemaker, founded a cheese company based on a philosophy of excellence. In 1979,...