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July 27, 2022

Emmi Roth Breaks Ground on New Headquarters and Cheese Conversion Facility

Award-Winning Cheesemaker to Increase Distribution Capabilities and Create 100 New Jobs

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FITCHBURG, Wis. [July 27, 2022] – Emmi Roth, an industry-leading cheesemaker, is breaking ground on its new headquarters and cheese conversion facility, located at 1800 Williams Drive in Stoughton, Wisconsin. The site will add conversion capabilities, increase distribution capacity, and add 100 new local jobs. An official groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday, August 4.

“This is an exciting chapter in Emmi Roth’s history,” said Tim Omer, president and managing director of Emmi Roth. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of our team, we’re proud to be breaking ground in Stoughton, a vibrant farming community which fits with our steadfast commitment to Wisconsin’s dairy industry.”

The new headquarters in Stoughton will add to existing Emmi Roth locations in Monroe, Platteville, and Seymour, Wisconsin.

Emmi Roth acquired the Athenos business, including the No. 1 feta brand in America, in 2021 strengthening the company’s long-standing dedication to the specialty cheese industry. With the acquisition came the need for more conversion and distribution capabilities.

“The primary purpose of this facility is cheese conversion,” said Jordan Ehlen, Emmi Roth’s director of manufacturing. “Conversion is the process of taking cheeses from their original, larger form, and crumbling, shredding, or portioning them into their end form. Conversion allows us to provide different packaging options to customers and consumers, based on their needs – which may be a cup, bag, chunk, wedge, or other forms.”

“This facility ultimately allows us to be agile so that we can quickly react to changes and get our new cheese innovations to market faster,” adds Ehlen.

The 158,000-square-foot facility will also become Emmi Roth’s new U.S. headquarters. Its current corporate office in Fitchburg, Wisconsin, will remain operational until the building project is complete – estimated by the end of 2023.

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Emmi Roth is an industry leader in providing the nation’s top specialty cheeses. From making some of the most awarded cheeses in the U.S. to importing Switzerland’s most beloved cheeses, we work every day to create the world’s best. Emmi Roth has operations at five locations across Wisconsin and represents the top cheese brands in the U.S., including Athenos, Roth® Cheese, Emmi USA, and more. Visit to learn more, or find Emmi Roth on Facebook and LinkedIn.


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