Hilmar Cheese Co., said the expansion at its cheese and whey processing facility in Dalhart, Texas, is nearing completion. The Hilmar, Calif.-based cheese processor said the expansion includes additional capabilities on an existing 40-pound natural American-style cheese production line, and improvements to a variety of processes to better serve domestic and international customers.
Hilmar built the Texas facility from a green-field site in 2005. The company began processing cheese in September 2007. A phase two expansion in 2010 included additional milk storage capacity and four additional milk receiving bays, and expansion to the natural American-style cheese production line.