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Sartori Acquires Tellory, Enters Dip and Spread Category

September 8, 2010
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Tellory, a leading manufacturer of premium pesto, dips and spreads, has joined with Sartori, a renowned producer of high-quality cheese, to form Sartori Inspirations.

Tellory's brands, Ciolo and Piccolo, are leaders in the high-quality fresh dip and spread market. Mallory Kates, chief executive officer of Lafayette, Colo.-based Tellory, co-founded the company based on the premise that unique recipes using only the freshest, most natural ingredients make the best products.

"There are cheaper, less tasty ingredients available, we simply choose not to use them," Kates says. "We have been approached before by companies interested in buying us. But Sartori is clearly the right fit. They understand and share our values and commitment to quality and customers. It's very exciting for us to become part of a team that will not only help us continue to grow, but who can bring us so much in terms of production expertise and quality assurance."

"Tellory is a wonderful fit for Sartori," says Jeff Schwager, president of Satori, Plymouth, Wis. "Many of [Telleroy’s] products are artisan cheese-based, and the collective customer base is a strategic match."

"Much like our award-winning cheese company, Tellory believes in using only the finest, freshest natural ingredients. It is a solid partnership, and having a talent like Mallory on our team will be a great asset,” says Jim Sartori, chief executive officer and third-generation owner of Sartori. “We hope to free her up from the day to day oversight of operations and let her focus on her passion - recipe development and customer care."

The company's home base and core team will remain in Boulder County, Colo.

About Sartori
Sartori has been producing artisan and premium cheese for seven decades serving the specialty, retail, ingredient, restaurant and foodservice markets. Based in Plymouth, Wis., Sartori has an impressive array of award-winning cheese noted for innovative approaches and consistent top quality across its entire line. For more information, please visit www.sartorireserve.com,  www.sartorifoods.com or call 800/558-5888.

About Tellory
Tellory Inc. is a Colorado-based company founded in 2006. The company sells its Ciolo and Piccolo line of preservative-free, artisanal pesto, dips, tapenades and spreads at better specialty grocers nationwide. Tellory takes special pride in the fact that they not only source their own ingredients, but also manufactures every product from its own facility in Boulder County, Colo. For additional information, visit www.tellory.com

Chad Vincent, chief marketing officer

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