A $26 million investment in the growth of Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery will go a long way in supplying the firm’s famous cheese curds to customers far and wide.

State dignitaries, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes and Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) Secretary Randy Romanski, were on hand to support the dairy farmer owners and cheesemakers of Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery as they held a grand opening on July 14 for their new Menomonie creamery and store.

“This new facility will allow Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery to share the wonders of Wisconsin cheese curds with even more people,” said Hughes in a WEDC news release. “The more than $26 million investment in this facility will allow the creamery to grow nationally and internationally as well as develop additional specialty cheeses.”

[Adapted from: Ellsworth Creamery celebrates opening of Menomonie location July 18, 2022 Wisconsin State Farmer]