Meeting Local Cheese (Curd) Needs
Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery gets new Menomonie location
A regional cooperative creamery that serves more than 300 Wisconsin-based dairy farms is looking to expand its ooey-gooey, ultra cheesy goodness to the Menomonie area. The Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery – which has plants in Ellsworth, Comstock, and New London, and retail stores in Ellsworth and Comstock – plans to expand with a new retail location in Menomonie, which will replace the Comstock production facility.
“We’re excited to be part of the Menomonie community, and look forward to expanding our business in that growing area,” said CEO Paul Bauer. Every day, their Ellsworth plant produces more than 180,000 pounds of cheese curds, which are distributed throughout all 50 states and several countries. “Being a cooperative, we are farmer-owned,” said Marketing Coordinator Becky Beissel. “The same farmers that produce the milk own the company. Because of their ownership, they have a vested interest in producing the best-quality milk, because that’s what makes the best-quality products. By continuing to provide the delicious, high-quality products that our customers have come to expect we are ensuring the legacy of the Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery.”
The expansion into Menomonie aims to meet cheese needs, offering lots of cheeses, but will also be outfitted with a grill, deep fryer, pizza oven, and hard-scoop and soft-serve real dairy ice cream – all offered conveniently at their new location at 3001 County Rd. B. just off of the Country Road B exit from Interstate 94.
“We’re excited to be part of another community and share our products with even more people,” Beissel said.
Check out more about the expansion at www.ellsworthcheese.com.