South Edmeston, New York

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South Edmeston Cheese Factory

South Edmeston is a hamlet on the Unadilla River in the Town of Edmeston in Otsego County, New York. It is located at coordinates 42°41′04″N 75°19′03″W / 42.6844°N 75.3176°W / 42.6844; -75.3176.

Kraft Foods had operated a cheese plant in South Edmeston starting in the year 1920. They originally produced Philadelphia Brand cream cheese, but then switched over to Breyers yogurt, and the plant employed about 55 workers. In December 2004, Kraft announced that the plant would close on April 8, 2005. Following its closure, the plant was bought by the company Agro Farma, which launched the Chobani Greek Yogurt brand in 2007. Thanks to the surge in popularity of Greek yogurt, as of 2011, the company employs 600 workers at its South Edmeston headquarters and production facility, and continues to expand.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cazentre, Don (3 July 2011). "How rural Chenango County became Greek yogurt capital". The Post-Standard. Retrieved 5 July 2011.