The cooperative has operated a plant in Ellsworth since 1910, but the facility’s cheesemaking operations began in the 1960s. In the 1980s, Ellsworth began expanding its cheese curd production beyond just local sales. The company now manufactures 180 SKUs in Ellsworth. (It also operates plants in Comstock, Wis., and New London, Wis.).
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