Dairy Processor News

Glanbia buys a Sartori cheese plant in Idaho

“This acquisition further demonstrates Glanbia’s commitment to innovation and to the long-term sustainability of dairy in Idaho,” said Jeff Williams, President and CEO.

Glanbia Foods Inc.  purchased the Sartori Foods cheese plant in Blackfoot, Idaho.  Glanbia said in a statement that the acquisition is "a key enabler" to its strategy to not only be the largest producer of American-style cheese, but to also be the most innovative producer of American-style cheese.

“This acquisition further demonstrates Glanbia’s commitment to innovation and to the long-term sustainability of dairy in Idaho,” said Jeff Williams, President and CEO of Glanbia Foods. “This manufacturing plant represents the ‘right size’ cheese plant that will allow us to take new product development out of our Cheese Innovation Center to commercial scale in a reduced time cycle,” continued Williams. As it has in other areas where it operates, Glanbia will establish itself as a key partner in the Blackfoot community and bring additional economic value to the area. 

“The Blackfoot plant has a long history of producing quality cheese. We are excited about the prospects of building on that tradition,” said John Mutchler, EVP Supply Chain. “The plant is located in a region that has a strong local supply of high quality milk which will allow Glanbia to make gold-medal quality cheese that meets our customers’ needs.

Glanbia Foods, Inc. has been headquartered in Idaho for 23 years and over that time has experienced significant growth, becoming the largest producer of American-style cheese in the world producing more than 880 million pounds of cheese annually. In addition to supplying cheese and value-added whey products to domestic customers, Glanbia ships dairy products to 30 countries across the globe.

Glanbia is No. 22 on the Dairy 100, Dairy Foods' annual ranking of North America's largest dairy processors. The company reported revenues of $1.6 billion in 2011.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Dairy Foods Magazine. 
You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 


This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

9/23/14 2:00 pm EDT

Milk/Flavored Milk and Non-Dairy Beverages: Opportunities in the Beverage Segment

This free webinar will cover methods and ingredients available to increase protein levels, processing issues related to high-protein beverages, future ingredients and opportunities for protein fortification, adding value to milk and beverages, niche markets for high-protein milk and beverages and case studies of Core Power and Fairlife.

Frozen Desserts

What’s your preferred frozen dessert?
View Results Poll Archive

Dairy Foods Magazine

september cover

2014 September

Joseph Gallo Farms wins honors for its cheeses, sustainability practices; plus we look at what's happening with frozen desserts.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


Tharp & Young on Ice Cream: An Encyclopedic Guide to Ice Cream Science and Technology

An at once an all-inclusive guide to the meaning of hundreds of technical terms and ideas needed for ice cream manufacturing, as well as a practical introduction to the ingredients, freezing methods, flavoring, and packaging of ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, gelato, frozen yogurts, novelties and many other kinds of frozen desserts.

More Products

Clear Seas Research

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

Dairy Foods Buyers Guide

cover df july 2013Resource for buyers in the dairy processing industry to find information on the leading suppliers and manufacturers.

Find Ingredients, Equipment, Distribution, R&D and More.

Start Your Search Today.


Facebook logo 40px 2-12-13 Twitter logo 40px 2-12-13  YouTube logo 40px 2-12-13  LinkedIn logo 40px 2-12-13google plus