Arla Foods Inc., Basking Ridge, N.J., is expanding cheese production at its Hollandtown facility in Kaukauna, Wis. The enhanced dairy facility, which produces havarti, Gouda, Edam, fontina and Muenster cheeses, will be unveiled Aug. 17.
“Consumption of high-quality food products dipped during the financial crisis, but we managed to maintain sales and continue growth with large nationwide customers,” says Susie Moller Hjorth, president and CEO. “It’s great to see consumption of specialty products rising again, and we are proud of the fact that we are now the market leader within havarti and Danish-style blue cheese in the U.S. market.”
Two-thirds of Arla’s products are produced by the Kaukauna and Muskegon, Mich., facilities and sold in the United States. One-third is produced and imported from its plant in Denmark.