AMPI Continues Reign As Nation’s Top Cheddar Maker

September 26, 2023 Associated Milk Producers

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) continued its reign as the nation’s top Cheddar cheese maker with first-place finishes in highly competitive classes of the World Dairy Expo (WDE) Championship Dairy Product Contest. Leading the way were Mild Cheddar and Sharp Cheddar entries, crowned best in class.

AMPI Cheesemakers Defend Title

November 16, 2020 Portage Daily Register

A hand-crafted aged asiago made at the cooperative’s plant in Hoven, South Dakota, was named best of class in the Italian division and received the distinction of the contest’s best overall entry.

Associated Milk Producers’ Sanborn Cheese-Making Site Sees Success

February 25, 2020 Mark Mahoney,

Associated Milk Producers Inc. has had a presence in the O’Brien County city of nearly 1,400 for 50 years and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Associated Milk Producers will Cease Operations in Rochester

After 50 years in Rochester, Associated Milk Producers Inc. is shutting down its cheese processing plant and cutting 75 jobs. Company officials blamed the struggling state of the U.S. dairy industry.