The state-of-the-art education center will provide visitors with an opportunity to better understand agriculture along with highlighting the importance of the dairy and cheese industries within Wisconsin.

“Wisconsin and cheese go hand in hand; through the Wisconsin Agricultural Education Center, visitors will be able to understand how much of an impact Wisconsin has in the cheese industry on a state and national level.” Said Louie Gentine, Sargento Foods Inc. Chief Executive Officer; “Sargento is thrilled to be involved in an agricultural attraction coming to our own backyard.”

The restaurant at the center will be named “Wisconsin Café presented by Sargento” in recognition of the partnership. The restaurant will be offer a variety of deli sandwiches, wraps, and soups for visitors to the center. To further celebrate our partnership, a Sargento signature sandwich will be featured on the café’s menu.

John Umhoefer, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association said, “With the support of Sargento we are hoping to see other cheese companies come forward to unite and help educate visitors about this important industry within the state of Wisconsin.”

“Having a family-owned local business such as Sargento Foods Inc. be involved with WAEC is an important addition to our list of top, local supporters,”stated Nic Schoenberger,WAEC Board Vice-President. “Sargento Foods’ history within the cheese industry is a proud success story and showcases a passion that aligns with WAEC’s mission. “

About Sargento Foods Inc.

Sargento Foods Inc. has demonstrated its passion for cheese and cheese-based meal solutions for more than 60 years. Founded in 1953 in Plymouth, Sargento is a leading manufacturer, packager and marketer of natural shredded, sliced and snack cheeses, cheese appetizers, ingredients, sauces and other culinary solutions. Sargento is owned and operated by the Gentine family, has net sales exceeding $1 billion and more than 1,800 employees. For more information, please visit www.sargento.com.

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