Brown Co. cheese manufacturer adding 50 new jobs

BelGioioso Cheese announced Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 its adding 50 new jobs. (WLUK/Gabrielle Mays)

DENMARK (WLUK) -- Fifty new jobs are coming to Brown County.

BelGioioso Cheese made the announcement Wednesday.

"We source milk from local Wisconsin farmers to ensure the freshest highest quality possible. We work with local architects and construction companies to create these beautiful and efficient manufacturing facilities," said Gaetano Auricchio, vice president of sales for BelGioioso Cheese, Inc.

The new 100,000 square foot manufacturing facility will produce mozzarella cheese.

"We look forward to making a lot of fresh mozzarella for Walmart out of this new facility," Gaetano Auricchio said.

The cheese can be found in stores nationwide. The company also talked about being a part of Walmart's 10-year commitment to buy an additional $250 billion in products supporting American jobs by 2023.

The company started in 1979 with two cheesemakers producing mild provolone.

"We had the dream of creating a cheese company in the United States it was a challenge. We had been in [the] cheese business in Italy for 100 years. My company was started in 1879 and I came in 1979," said Errico Auricchio,BelGioioso's founder.

The company now has nine plants and employs more than 700 people.

"I never thought it would become this big. In 1984 we introduced the fresh mozzarella and then it's been a big growth," Errico Auricchio said.

To learn more about the company or apply for a job, click here.

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