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About Sargento Foods Inc.

Sargento Foods may be the biggest Cheesehead in Wisconsin. The company is one of the largest cheese manufacturers in the US, offering a variety of block cheese and such value-added products as shredded cheese blends and sliced cheeses for sandwiches. Sargento Foods markets its products through supermarkets and other retail grocery stores nationwide. The manufacturer is also a leading supplier of custom cheese products to restaurants and other food service operators; its food ingredients division makes cheese items for other food manufacturers. The company makes its products in its four Wisconsin facilities. Family-owned business was started in 1953 by Leonard Gentine Sr. and his business partner Joseph Sartori.

Operations

Sargento Foods Inc has two business divisions: Consumer Products and Food Service and Ingredients.

The Consumer Products Division is a leading national packager and marketer of natural shredded, sliced, snack and specialty cheeses sold under the Sargento brand.

The Food Service and Ingredients Division consists of two sales channels of distribution: Food Service Channel and Food Ingredients Channel.

The Food Service Channel produces custom cheese products that are tailor-made to the specifications of many national restaurant chains. These products include natural sliced and shredded natural cheeses and breaded appetizers.

The Food Ingredients Channel is known for innovation and leadership in cheese-based products, sauces, frozen extruded products, premium-quality home meal solutions and custom cheese ingredients, delivering value-added products, and formulation and packaging solutions.

Geographic Reach

Sargento Foods, a Wisonsin-based company, has four Wisconsin facilities located in Plymouth, Kiel, Hilbert and Elkhart Lake. In their headquarters, a specialized geothermal system draws water from a pond for heating and cooling. Also in Plymouth, a new piece of equipment helps effectively recycle cardboard boxes – up to 5 tons of cardboard per day.

Sales and Marketing

Sargento Foods markets its products through supermarkets and other retail grocery stores nationwide. The manufacturer is also a leading supplier of custom cheese products to restaurants and other food service operators; its food ingredients division makes cheese items for other food manufacturers.

Sargento Foods Inc.

1 Persnickety Pl
Plymouth, WI 53073-3544
Phone: 1 (920) 893-8484

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
Chm: Louie Gentine
Chief Customer Officer and President Of Consumer Products: Michael Pellegrino
President, Food Ingredients: Marty Rowe
Employees (This Location): 1,000
Employees (All Locations): 2,100

Major Office Locations

Plymouth, WI

Other Locations

Rogers, AR
Eden Prairie, MN
New York, NY
Elkhart Lake, WI
Hilbert, WI
Kiel, WI
Plymouth, WI