BelGioioso Cheese a cheese and lactose manufacturer, is as rich in history as its cheeses are in flavor and quality. Errico Auricchio came from a family-owned cheese company that his great-grandfather founded over a century ago. In 1979, he moved with his family from Italy to America to start a company that would create great Italian cheeses. Many areas of the United States were considered; however, Wisconsin, America's Dairyland, was chosen for its superior milk due to the dedication of the farmers and abundant pastures. Wisconsin milk was and still is simply unbeatable.In the beginning, the company introduced cheeses that were known to the American consumer like Provolone, Parmesan and Romano and over the years, introduced cheeses that were not previously made in the United States like Mascarpone, CreamyGorg®, Italico™, and American Grana®.Today, BelGioioso craftsmen create, age, package and ship over 27 cheese varieties. Each cheese is treated individually, according to its own personality, and a section of each manufacturing plant is specifically designed and dedicated to each variety.Through the years, BelGioioso cheeses have won many prestigious awards and have set a standard of excellence in the industry. The cheeses are made available for both retail and foodservice applications and come in a variety of sizes and packaging options.