Wiskerchen Cheese Buys All Star Cheese
Wiskerchen Cheese Inc. (WCI) of Auburndale, Wis., has acquired the assets of All Star Ltd. In Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, company officials said. Moving forward, the new entity will conduct business as All Star LLC.
Bob Brandl, founder and owner of All Star Ltd., began his dairy career in 1981 at Tolibia Cheese. In September 1986, he and his father-in-law, Jim Spallas, started the cheese brokerage business, Omega Marketing Specialist. Omega Marketing offered cheese sourcing programs for national customers.
All Star Ltd. was formed in 1991 to offer control labels for distribution nationwide. In recent years, All Star Ltd.’s focus has centered on specialty cheese sourcing for niche industrial, ingredient and food-service programs. The All Star label is available nationwide in select dairy markets.
WCI., founded in 1936, is a third generation cheese manufacturing, packaging and distribution company. Over the last few decades, the Wiskerchen family has focused on premium specialty cheeses for U.S. and export private label programs. WCI products are split evenly between ingredient, food service and retail markets. By partnering with premier customers, WCI cheeses will benefit from an expanded distribution system, the company said.
John Wiskerchen, managing director, WCI, said the company provides cheese solutions to customers with “high expectations for product quality’’ and food safety.
“All Star is positioned to capitalize on the experience and capabilities of all partners,” Wiskerchen said. “After lengthy analysis, combining the two entities made synergistic sense from both succession planning and future growth opportunities.’’
Further information is available at www.allstarcheese.com.