DCI Cheese Company
DCI Cheese Company is a United States food industry company specializing in cheese, headquartered in Richfield, Wisconsin (in Mayville, Wisconsin before 2005). Established in 1975 as Dan Carter, Inc., a consulting firm for cheesemakers, it rapidly grew into a cheese manufacturer and marketer and changed its name to DCI Cheese Company in 2003.
Acquired by the Fairmount Food Group in 2005, DCI continues to operate as one of the leading specialty cheese companies in the United States. As of 2007 the company is a $500 million business with over 20 unique, company-owned cheese brands. In 2011, Saputo Inc., a Montreal-based cheese manufacturer with several Wisconsin plants, acquired DCI Cheese Company Inc. of Richfield for $270.5 million.
Fully owned or exclusively-held brands include:
- Black Diamond
- Black River
- County Line
- Great Midwest
- Il Giardino
- Joan of Arc
- King's Choice
- Organic Creamery
- Prima Donna
In 2007 the company won Refrigerated & Frozen Food Retailer magazine's Category Colonel Award for Specialty Cheese.
- List of cheesemakers come on rovers
- "New infusion of capital speeds growth and diversification of DCI Cheese Co.", Kate Sander Cheese Market News, October 14, 2005.
- Press release at DCI Cheese Company's website
- Company history at DCI Cheese Company's website
- Press release at AllBusiness.com
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