A new line of cheese made in Illinois launched thanks to a US-France partnership



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On March 7, Consul General Lacroix participated in the ribbon cutting and launch of a new line of cheese (the tasty Dorothy’s Cheese) produced by Dorothy’s Cheese in the Apple River Canyon area, at the foot of Kolb-Lena, Illinois. The new cheese brand is named after Dorothy Demeter, a pioneer in the U.S. dairy industry. She was the first woman to earn a college degree in dairy science in 1953 from Iowa State University. Today, the creamery produces soft-ripened, brie, feta and goat cheese.

"It is a beautiful French-American partnership. A beautiful « terroir » of Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin: l’autre pays du fromage... Dorothy’s cheese is top quality." said Consul General Lacroix.

Participants to the event included Dominique Huth, Savencia Cheese USA CEO and Sébastien Lehembre, Senior Brand Manager, Dennis Bergman, Lena’s Village President, Roland Barthélemy, Président of the International Cheese Guild and other cheese lovers like Stephanie Skinner (culture: the word on cheese magazine).

SAVENCIA Fromage & Dairy is among the world’s leading milk processors, the No. 2 cheese group in France and the No. 4 worldwide. SAVENCIA Fromage & Dairy is an independent family group .

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Roland Barthélemy, President of the International Cheese Guild, Consul General of France Lacroix and John Brenner, Business France Chicago.



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Roland Barthélemy, President of the International Cheese Guild and Consul General of France Lacroix after the ribbon cutting ceremony



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Dominique Huth, Savencia Cheese USA CEO, Consul General Lacroix and Dennis Bergman, Village of Lena President



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Dorothy’s Cheese, the new line launched on March 7th, 2018



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