Sargento Foods Inc. Award-Winning Company

One Persnickety Place
Plymouth, WI 53073
Phone: 920-893-8484
Fax: 920-893-8399


Sargento Foods Inc. is a $1billion+ (net sales), family-owned company, comprised of three sales divisions: Consumer Products, Food Service, and Food Ingredients. The company employs approximately 1,500 people at facilities in Kiel, Plymouth, Hilbert, & Elkhart Lake, WI.

The business that evolved into today's Sargento Foods Inc., began in 1949 as a mail order cheese business & retail cheese store in Plymouth, WI, which expanded in 1953 into supplying Italian-style cheese to grocery stores. The Sargento name is a combination of the two founders' names: Joseph Sartori & Leonard A. Gentine Sr. The company is now wholly-owned by the Gentines and is in its third generation of family management. Sargento has been known as an innovator of products, packaging & merchandising, being the first to market shredded natural cheese, sliced natural cheese & natural cheese blends. Gentine introduced a process for vacuum packaging cheese to preserve freshness. The company also introduced peg bar merchandising to the dairy case & was the pioneer in using zippered resealable packaging for shredded cheese.




Group Cheeses By:  

+ American (Pasteurized Processed)
+ Asadero
+ Asiago
+ Baby Swiss
+ Blue
+ Cheddar Award-Winning Cheese
+ Cheese Blends (excl. Colby-Monterey Jack) Award-Winning Cheese
+ Colby
+ Colby-Monterey Jack
+ Edam
+ Fontina
+ Gouda
+ Havarti
+ Monterey Jack
+ Mozzarella
+ Muenster
+ Parmesan
+ Pasteurized Processed Cheese Sauce
+ Pizza Cheese
+ Provolone
+ Queso Blanco
+ Queso Quesadilla
+ Ricotta
+ Romano
+ String
+ Swiss


  • Conversion/Cut & Wrap for OTHER companies
  • Custom Manufacturing/Packaging Capabilities
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Organic
  • Private Label

Company Contact Information

Kevin Delahunt
One Persnickety Place
Plymouth, WI 53073
Phone: 920-892-3703
Contact for:
Foodservice -- Cheese

Michael Pellegrino
Sargento Foods Inc
One Persnickety Place
Plymouth, WI 53073
Phone: 920-892-3500
Fax: 920-893-8399
Contact for:
Retail -- Cheese

Mike McEvoy
One Persnickety Place
Plymouth, WI 53073
Phone: 920-892-3623
Contact for:
Food Processing -- Cheese